I've been thinking of what is truly something that we, as humans, need versus what we just simply desire or want.
many would say we need all sorts of things, we need a job, a career, networking, our tv, computers, and gadgets, and all sorts of things. we "need" all these material things, and we end up having anxiety and fear about losing them and having our life turned upside down with their absence.
but those aren't really "needs" are they? if you think about the things that we truly need, they can boil down to food, water, and to have shelter from the elements by either clothes or enclosed areas. Friends, family, and those things are vastly important for our mental health, and to a degree our physical health. but even those can be missing for a good long time till we need them again.
we need very little to survive, but i would be a liar to say that i don't have strong connections, whether healthy or unhealthy, to material things i don't really "need". and i would imagine almost all of us feel that way to a certain extent.
I think it's important for us to have some perspective on our lives and to really take time to really divide what we need versus what we want. I want so so many things, like a job that i like with good pay, i want my own place, i want to find a relationship, i want to go to many places, and i want to do so so many things. but i don't need any of them.
what i do need, food, shelter, water, i have, and have always had on hand since i was born.
but i also have had a family that took care of me since i was little. i've had friends to share fun and good times with. i've had an education to allow me to see the world through understanding eyes and curiousity. and i've had all sorts of fun knick knacks, games, tv, and other material goods that would make the kings of old look like paupers. i've had the priveledge of finding a kung fu master to teach me something that many kids like me would only dream of learning, and i've also had many years of a wonderful job of teaching kids, seniors, and all of them in between ages. I've been blessed with so many things. These are all gifts that have been given to me in life, and i want to acknowledge that they didn't need to be in my life, but the fact that they were means that i have done more than just survive, i got to thrive
I don't know what tomorrow will give me, for tomorrow is never promised to us. So i will wake up tomorrow, and Post too long. Click here to view the full text.