Monday, August 25, 2008

The difference between NEED and WANT

I have issues with the word need.

I feel that you don't really need anything except air, water, and, (I'm going comma crazy, I know) only every once in a while, food. For the most part anytime I'm asked, do you need this or that, my immediate response is, "I don't need anything." This is silly because I know that humans do need some things, but many many things that people say they need are completely unnecessary. So when I respond with the above, it is now to the point where anyone close to me says, "Well, would you like this and that?" which, in my opinion, is completely acceptable.

Most people don't understand the difference, which makes it difficult for me to talk to and understand them, as well as the other way around. I get tired of having to explain it to people and end up keeping my mouth shut and saying, "Such and such would be nice" or "I don't need such and such, no."

"Attention would be nice."

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