Hey Everybody, Today's topic I would like to discuss is what is the difference between needs and wants. Every person on the planet has the same basic needs in life which are Shelter, Food, Clothing, some form of Dependable Transportation, and a Job in which to have all of the previous things.
That is all folks as far as needs are concerned. Everything else is a want or desire.
"When you're constantly living in fear and worry that you aren't getting what you "want", You miss out on the beautiful simplicity that you already have everything you "need". By Shari Alyse
So, you are probably saying to yourself right now what was the point in writing this post because we knew this stuff already. Well, the truth is because I hear people saying all the time, I need this or that, I need, I need, I need. And I am sure you hear it too.
"Your suffering comes from needing things to be different. When you stop that, your suffering ends. You can want things, but it is the needing that must go." By Unknown
Are Americans Brainwashed?
We struggle more than three-quarters of our lives away by needing things. It is a form of slavery. We are brain-washed into believing we just have to have certain things.
We get bombarded every day with newspaper ads, signs, commercials on tv, and radio; of stuff we all need to make our lives easier and better. NOT!
Let me ask you a serious question. How soon and at what age do you think you could get out of debt if you just stuck to the basic needs of life? My guess is between the ages of 50 to 55 years old depending on when you started working.
There are so many people still working way past retirement age who are still so far in debt they can't quit work. Ask yourself Why? I have as well as asking them.
Most of them tell me they started working at the age of 15 or 16 years old, and they are in their 70's now and still in debt for their home. So these people will probably work till the day they die.
Do you think these people ever got the chance to pursue their passions and dreams? NO! Is this going to be you? Are you going to be brainwashed into believing you need every little thing that is supposed to make your life easier?
Well, only you can answer these questions for yourself. Me personally, I don't plan on working till the day I die and being a slave to debt because of needs.
I am not saying there is anything wrong with working or wanting things, but if you still have to work in your 70's, at a job you probably hate by now; or at the least burnt-out from, because of debt. Then you aren't living the life Our Creator meant for us to live.
My Life Plans
I started working a full-time JOB at the age of 16 and because I live a simple life, and know the difference between needs, and wants; I will be 52 this year and out of debt. My plan is to quit my full-time job at the end of the year.
I plan on finding a part-time JOB so that I might start pursuing my passions, and dreams, in life; as well as enjoying the time I have left. Hopefully another 30 or 40 years.
So many people worry about the future, and having enough money to live on, but the thing about life is. We aren't guaranteed tomorrow. Let me ask you another question. If you were completely free of debts, how much money would you need?
Let's see, if your house and automobiles were paid, off. What does that leave? Power bill, Phone bill, Groceries, Other home necessities, Auto and Home insurance, Property taxes, Health Insurance, and Automobile tags.
I don't know about you, but I think I can manage to pay for these with a part time job while I pursue my passions and dreams. My intentions are to start making money with what I love doing instead of having to answer to a boss and a strict work schedule.
I have always had a dream of being my on boss with flexible hours so I can enjoy life the way it was meant to be. So, as you can see I am not against working, but I am against having to answer to someone else for the remainder of my lifetime.
How To Work For Myself
I believe I could make a home based business out of one of my many interests, and hobbies, which I love and enjoy when having the time to do them. So this is where my focus will be starting in 2017.
Some things for you to think about!
- Do you have a life plan?
- How to work for yourself?
- Are you going to continuing working for someone else?
- Getting out of debt as soon as you can.
- What are your passions and dreams?
- Could you create your on business out of them?
- What would you do if you didn't have to work set hours?
I hope this post has been helpful in determining the difference between needs and wants. A need is something you have to have; and a want is something you would like to have. Get Out of DEBT as young as you can and live the life that you were meant to live; not the life you are having to live because of debts.
The book I would recommend reading is titled All Your Worth by Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Warren Tyagi.
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Sincerely Dale (Life Coach)