Had an interesting discussion with class-
“I need to go to the movies this weekend.”
“Really? You need to go or you want to go?”
“Okay, but I want to go really bad.”
Then the discussion evolved into what do we really need/want.
Most of the basic needs were acknowledged: food, water, shelter. What about friendship, pets, games, books? Are these only wants or are they something basic to all humans? Don’t we all need understanding(love)? Don’t we all need/want companionship?
What about a reason for living, a purpose in life – just a want?
When there is purpose, isn’t there meaning? What’s your purpose in life right now? What do you want it to be as you get older?
Lots of food for thought- for us all.