Have you ever thought you can have it all?? Better still, do you have it all?? Someone has got me thinking.. What makes us fulfilled?? When can we satisfactorily and rightly say we’ve got all we need?? Can we really say we have all we wish for?? Well, the answers remain distinctively diverse.. Individuality always plays a key role..
To fully grasp what I’m driving at, I need you to really understand the concept of needs, wants and satisfaction..
In economics, a ‘want’ is something that is desired. It is said that everybody has unlimited wants, but we cannot have everything we want because of limited resources.. Wants are desirables, they are cravings..
Karl Marx famously defined humans as ‘creatures of need’ or ‘needy creatures’ who experienced
suffering in the process of learning and working to meet their needs. Needs are necessities, they are requisites..
Wants are very often distinguished from needs. A need is something that is necessary for survival (such as food and shelter), whereas a want is simply something that a person would like to have.. Needs are finite. In contrast, wants (which spring from desires or wishes) are boundless..
Satisfaction refers to contentment.. The fulfillment or gratification of a desire or need and the pleasure derived from such gratification..
It is now obvious that, yes, we have infinite wants and yes, those wants are insatiable.. So, I can safely say that we can’t always get ALL we want (subject to individual appetite, desire, resolution, reach and wealth).. However, under normal circumstances, all our needs can be fulfilled (subject to desire, freedom, governance, location and societal class)..
The most important variable here is SATISFACTION.. Being satisfied with basic needs outweighs having all the things we want and long for..To be satisfied with what we have, even if it is only the ability to successfully, without any hassle, breathe in and out; is the height of living..
Conclusively, what else do we need and want when we have the SUPREME BEING??