In light of all the budget talk it got me thinking about needs vs wants. Finances will change and we may need to cut costs or find other ways of doing things.
Yes we all WANT to live comfortably and have nice things but really do we really NEED any of it. I think as humans living in a developed country and (compared to most other countries) living VERY comfortably we have started confusing WANTS with NEEDS. Eg, We NEED food but WANT too much; we NEED a place to sleep but WANT too big.
If you think about all the things you have in your life...how many are things you NEED and how many are things you WANT. I can safely say that 80% of what i have in my life is a WANT.
Think about the basics of human existence...we NEED food and shelter and need money for this and we NEED oxygen and love and this my friends is FREE!!!!