Need or Want?

This is something that I constantly struggle with. What is the difference between want and need? Where is that line drawn and who decided it needed to be drawn there? 

Obviously we need to breathe, eat, and drink… But those are the basics to live. There are several things we come across that we think about so much it turns to a need clouding the reality of it being a want. How do you separate these terms. What I have started to do is talk to my husband about the item. Eventually we come to the conclusion that it’s not a necessity. If my husband can’t be reached then I pick up the item walk around the store with it and decide whether I can honestly live without it or not. Majority of the time I end up putting the item back. 

We take so many things for granted. We miss use words and change their meanings to make it seem more dramatic. We make it seem like we need all these materials that really we could live without and save money. Imagine how much you could honestly save if you took the time to draw the line between the wants and the needs.

Know when the time is right to go after something you want. If you want a better, richer, fuller life, whatever that means to you, then work hard for it. There is no such thing as get rich quick. We want a better lifestyle for ourselves and we are working hard for that life. This is a want you can go after, the rest… can come later.

Can you draw the line between a need and a want? 


2 thoughts on “Need or Want?

  1. Great post! Deciding between needs and wants is difficult. But being wise with your spending, as you were inferring, and not going for the instant satisfaction choice will lead you to wiser decisions and ultimately will allow you to reach your goals quickly.

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