Lessons

Distinguishing Between A Need & A Want

For a long time I thought what I wanted was what I needed and now I understand how different those two things are.

Needs can be satisfied with many different things so it’s easy to confuse a need with a want.  Like I need to eat and I need a cheeseburger.  Needing to eat and needing a cheeseburger are not the same thing but I used to think of them as the same.

I need food.  I have to separate the food I need from the food I want.  And then make the decision not to eat the food I want.  This is the first step in my change of mindset.  I haven’t figured out how to do this yet.  Today I had a cheeseburger.

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