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It's a NEED.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
On 14 November 2011 ...

Another day for discussion ...

I like today's topic: Needs vs Wants. In the context of environmental issues, needs and wants are crucial to the future fate of the natural resources. If humans can potentially identify needs and wants, we won't be needing lots of stuff in our lives.

I was asked by the facilitator to share my needs and wants. For me, as long as I have food and shelter (of course includes clothes), I'm satisfied. The only thing that makes me suffer is that we cannot live idly without thinking of money....

Anyways, I don't think my answer is interesting. I guess it's somewhat expected by my fellow group members. So the facilitator asked another female member.

She listed a few items as need, and the last item she kept pronouncing it as SIX. We all looked at each other wondering what six is... We asked her to repeat, and she became kinda infuriated by our query. Then she spelled SEX.

The discussion group roared in laughter. The second oldest Malaysian who was sitting beside me looked at me for approval. "Sex is a NEED. Don't you think so?"

I gave him a goldfish look for I was wordless. "You know what? I should go to the dining hall and do a survey: SEX IS A NEED OR WANT. That would be interesting, aye?" I replied.

Tidbits: Actually I would like to ask that question out loud in the dining hall, but too lazy to organise it. I believe everyone would say YES to the survey. So my survey would be useless in a way. What do I think? I think it's more of a WANT than need.

My definition of NEED is things you need to survive. Things you can survive without is categorised as WANT. Simple. If you can categorise like I do, I bet you will be good in managing your money.

sex is a want
make love is a need
» mizutama on 2012-01-17 11:39:10

Hahah...this post is so ironic
I was just talking to someone about needs vs. wants. It was a bittersweet conversation, but I'm pleasantly surprised to see it brought up again here
» The-Muffin-Man on 2012-01-18 06:22:15

Personally, I think sex is also a want but I have friends that I know would argue with me until they were blue in the face that it's a need. Food and water are definitely needs for me, shelter is too but I would say to a lesser extent than most. If it came down to it I could be pretty happy in a simple hand made shelter in the right location. I think my needs/wants also get kind of blurred because my sons needs/wants and become mine. Companionship is a need on both of our parts, his for proper development and mine for keeping my sanity.
» lyndeep on 2012-01-19 07:49:33

I started loving Nok because of that... haha! That scene was one of my most unforgettable memories in sseayp.
Re: sex - need or want?
hmmn, I think it depends on how we define sex, what it is for, and what do we hope to get from it.

You should have told me, I could have organized that survey, it should be interesting, and I could have made a research right there and then... tsk! too bad! haha

J-ASEAN Sex - A survey on J-ASEAN youth's perception on sex (rawwwrr)
» ( on 2012-01-20 02:52:14



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