THE REALITY OF OUR NEEDS.
Our world is a world of needs. Needs drive our world. Even the technological progress and explosion we are experiencing today is as a result of needs. There is no single individual in the world who could claim to be unfamiliar with needs.
Needs are a constant companion to every individual on earth. Needs are usually regarded as those things necessary for an individual or human to survive on earth. Needs are different from wants. In the case of needs, the absence of it could lead to catastrophic consequences like death. Wants however, can be something that you desire that might not necessarily be a question of life and death.
“Distinguish between real needs and artificial wants, and control the latter”…Mahatma Ghandi
If an individual is deprived of basic human needs like water, that could lead to death. The need for food could lead to death, if it’s not supplied. Shelter is a need, while its lack might not lead to death, it could surely lead to dire consequences.
According to the old English economist Adam Smith, there are three basic needs of man: food (including water), shelter and clothing. As the case might be, these so called three basic needs of men are primarily related to physical needs.
However, if you are living in the 21st century, you would know that people of our age are not so particular about those physical needs anymore. Maybe in some developing countries, those physical needs might still be the primary desire of some communities. But for majority of the cosmopolitan citizens of our world, there are definitely some needs that are more pressing.
Psychological needs have come to the forefront since the days of Adam Smith. People of our age are more desperate for needs like success, achievements, acceptance, importance, recognition, peace of mind, etc. social and societal needs are of greater importance today than simple physical needs.
“Need can never be replaced, wants get replaced”…Umair Naeem
The other aspect of material needs that people mostly care about in our days are needs like wealth, riches, luxury, fame, etc. No matter what your needs might be today, I wish to address the question of how to get what you need in life.
A fact of life that many people are not aware of is that everything is actually within their reach. There are so many desperations and frustrations everywhere. So much that we at times think that only the lucky ones get by in life. Sometimes our own personal experiences contribute to this school of thought. Especially when we have been in so much need most of our lives. In a situation where you have been surrounded by one need or the other, it actually becomes a challenge for you to sometimes believe that you can get whatever you need in life.
I come to you today in this article, with a message of hope that it is actually possible by operating in certain principles, to learn to get whatever you need in life. Life is not all about frustrations, life is not all about failures. Life is not all about unmet needs and unfulfilled goals. Each one of us has had a share of our failures and disappointments in life. If care is not taken, these disillusionment could lead us to a place where we begin to think that it is not worth it, to try to strive for success. Our previous trials and failures could also begin to inhibit us on our way to achieving our goals.
“Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams. Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself and believe that anything is possible, and make it happen”. ― Corin Nemec
To Be Continued Tomorrow With The Following points:
- All things are yours
- A new attitude
- Getting hold of what is yours
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.