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.