Is what you WANT what you Need?


Is what you WANT what you Need?

There are times in life where you sit and wonder about the things that you really want in life. I am talking about the essential elements such as choosing a partner, picking a university or a college to go to, getting married, picking a career, choosing your friends and who you hang out with.

Then you have the urge to feel that you need certain things, such as requiring a phone or a computer, house to live in, food to eat and a car to drive.

Are these two matters the same? Do you feel that whatever you want is in actual fact what you need? I may have your attention now.


We as humans are complex beings. There can be times where what we actually want is mentally stimulating us so much that we believe it is what we need. Your brain sends strong signals to suggest your dependence on the matter causing you to fight for the thing you most certainly do not need but feel you want.

How many things in your life are things you really need?

Most commonly, sentimental things are what you really need, and the material ones are what you want. Having a home or phone or food to eat can then become the gray area, as they can be both. Having said that, many live without phones and homes and still survive.

I hope by reading this, you can possibly think over some of your wants with your needs and make wiser decisions in your life.

Written by Jeyran Main

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16 Comments on “Is what you WANT what you Need?

  1. Thank you, Jeyran. This fits right into what I’m writing about these days. In fact , it is the process of clearly defining what I want that I am aiming to achive, and I hope my process will be helpful to others on similar journeysl.


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  3. It reminds me of my job.. While I am grateful to have a stable job that feeds my family, it’s what we need and not what I want. But I’m not losing hope that one day, I will be able to live my dream.

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  4. It always intrigues me, whether my want resonates with my desire or my need. Sometimes it overlaps the other and makes it difficult to cope with.

    Always fascinating to re-read your posts.

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