Black People : What is your Understanding of Wants and Desires?

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  1. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Miss Lady
    Commented on a questionable point in a Haiku post I made.
    This is an open topic and these two words are often overlapping and should be better understood so that needs and wants can be distinguished from each other.


    Miss Lady

    Isn't it all a play on words?
    Selfish inconsideration is sinful.
    I appreciate the enlightment... explain more if possible
    Open heart / Open mind

    1. Wants can mean possess.

    2. Wants can be a desire

    There is a desire ( want ) verses what is called for ( need ) going on all the time.

    1. Since Want is a desire _ to possess, to have , hold and include

    2. And a Need _ is what is required, called for , or what you could do with


    I want to hold and include in my wants.


    A need is necessary for a person's survival, well-being or comfort.

    A mother / father must feed their children for they depend on them for survival, well being and comfort.
     
  2. MRS. LADY

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    wants and desires are synonyms

    needs are as u state necessity

    s.i.n. is a selfish inconsiderate need or a want

    hodee what it all boils down to is being satisfied with u

    the truth is

    if u get to a point where u can let go of all ur desires or wants (including eve)

    then u can commune with the gods within u and also calm the beast

    they all exist right within

    the son of light ... what exactly does that mean?

    that means that the sun is the center of the universe

    the sun sustains itself

    so at the center of u is a light

    find it

    exist

    and then

    ask the universe for ur wants or desires

    and i can promise u that if u do that

    ur wants will change because

    ur inner light

    will guide u

    to the right (not the left ... ps. r&b stand for reagan and bush)
     
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    I think wants and desires are the same thing. To desire is just a stronger description of the word want.

    To need is a necessity. Something you must have in order to survive/function properly.

    :heart:
     
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    peace,

    IMHO

    one can only "want" something because of a lack of knowledge on how to obtain that which causes that wanting energy..

    if you want something how come you don't already have it?

    To "desire" is an aspiration after a certain amount of knowledge of what one "want's" has been attained. Though, that knowledge still has not fulfilled what she/he "want's"...

    if you desire something, you must not have the knowledge to obtain the same....

    "needs" are something we all are born with.. but our needs change according to the same knowledge that controls what we "want" & "desire"...& it will vary, especially considering the atmosphere in which we were raised!
     
  5. mari

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    Hmmm yep! the two meanings are pretty close.. Infact they are both that I'm going to say.. they are just different words that actually mean the same thing :) i.e you would perhaps just use them in different contexts like -

    1. I desire that woman ..she's beautiful Or
    2. I want that Man .. he's sooo handsome

    If you were to ask the difference between WANT and NEED then my conclusion would be different altogether!
     
  6. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Let me share why I wrote the post.
    In the post I said

    I was looking at my woman, I wanted to wake her up.
    The thought came over me to whisper those words, into her ear.
    Early morning stirrings:pie:
    So I decided not to break her sleep.

    Wanting is an energy, but I have to disagree. Wanting does not always come with a lack of knowledge of how to obtain it.

    Thanks for the reply Info-moetry
     
  7. HODEE

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    Thanks for the response PurpleMoons

    I agree.. I didn't wake my woman because I didn't have to be with her so bad to disturb her sleep. She loves her sleep.. so i didn't need to wake her to survive and fuction properly. Ok.. I did want to wake her :uhh:
     
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    Thank You Miss Lady

    I check myself in all facets of my life ( work, home, and play ) so I do not place my wants or needs onto anyone. So I consider myself considerate.
    I know most times I end up without, because I live this way. In hindsite I have no regrets.

    I am at peace. I am stisfied with who I am. No regrets... that is how i keep the peace within.

    Thank You for your response Miss Lady... your response is deep and I will keep it in mind. I know there is no perfection, and I continue to work on being a better person everyday.
     
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    Thank You for your reply

    This is exactly the Dilemma...the diffrence between WANT and NEED. How they can seem to overlap and become interchangable. Please explain what you understand.
     
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    AFTER READING

    HODEE, HOW ARE YOU LONG TIME NO HEAR......
    LISTEN, WE ALL HAVE INHERANT NEEDS. NOW ARE THEY SINFUL OR SELFISH, WELL, I THINK IT DEPENDS ON THE CHURCH YOU GO TO. WANTS AND DESIRES, ARE NOT SELFISH EITHER, THAT IT IS WHAT KEEPS US STRIVING FOR CERTAIN ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN LIFE. IF YOU DID NOT HAVE THESE WANTS OR DESIRES(WHICH BEGINS WITH A THOUGHT, RIGHT?) HOW WOULD YOU RECOGNIZE THE NEXT MOVE TO MAKE, TO MAKE IT HAPPEN? I'M CONFUSED, IF I WANT OR DESIRE A HOUSE(SHELTER) THEN AT WHAT POINT WOULD I REALIZED THAT? IS THAT SELFISH? OK, I THINK IT IS OK TO BE SELFISH AT TIMES. BECAUSE IN THESE SELFISH TIMES, YOU NEED TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, FOR WHAT EVER REASON, BUT IF YOU DON'T HAVE THAT ATTITUDE, THEN YOU WILL NOT EVEN BE HONORING YOUR GOD SELF! NOW IN YOUR CASE AS STATED, WHY YOU WROTE WHAT YOU WROTE, THAT, I WOULD SAY WAS LUST:donttell: AND YOUR WIFE, YOU RESPECTED ENOUGH NOT TO THINK ABOUT YOUR OWN NEEDS(SELFISHNESS) TO WAKE HER. HOW CUTE,:luvv: BUT WE DON'T KNOW ALL THE DETAILS OF THAT, MAYBE YOU WERE IN THE DOGHOUSE, OR JUST MAYBE, YOU FELT YOU WANTED HER FULL ALERT ATTENTION,(LOL) TO GET AT, THAT. (SMILE) :blowkiss:

    DON'T TRIP HODEE, YOU KNOW WHAT'S WHAT....

    PEACE
     
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