Posted August 16, 2013on:
In our affluent country, most of us have the privilege – not the “right”! – to decide our own needs, our own level of enough.
That level is determined by many factors – income, level of debt tolerance, morals, religion, up-bringing.
A big deciding factor, however, is the distinction between needs and wants. Basic human NEEDS are relatively easy to fulfill – food, shelter, love. WANTS are rarely ever satisfied. We are pulled by peer pressure, desire for status, and commercial messages (advertising) to fulfill more wants.
Needs are real. Wants are imaginary.
Giving up a want is not a sacrifice! That’s only in our heads. Giving up a real need is a real sacrifice.
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