Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by New_Alex, Mar 30, 2007.
lol,Its really hot here and horses dont have A/C
A car for your job can be compared with a cooker in a restaurant to bake burgers. It is a tool among other tools that comprises the technical part of ur company...
A car that is wholely designed to attract CHICKS is a different story.....
Well if I "need" a car , and can afford to buy a nice one, why not. I wouldnt buy a certain car coz girls like it, ill buy one that I like.
Nope, it's fine. You don't need your job or your car. You want them so they'll make your life easier.
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You comparing needs of a man from the stoneage with needs of a man in the 21st century, they very different.
Yeah I agree, Ive studied alot of economics, I know the difference between needs and wants. I just think its unrealistic in todays age.
Once u have had the nicer things in life, like cars for E.G. Your lifestyle becomes dependant on them, so you dont really need them, but your lifetsyle that you have become accustomed needs those things.
Yeah of course. Hopefully it will never come down to brass tacks.
Come on my man, think outside yourself for a bit. Let's lay those preconcieved notions aside for a minute.
What's going to happen to you if you don't have a car, a job, or anything else material? Will you die, will you not be able to function as a human being?
Here is the main point of this whole discussion: we convience oursleves that we need things, and then we hinge our happiness on them.
With a 'want' you always have choice. With a need you don't. Needs are very dangerous on the subconcious level. They imply that you have to get something otherwise you'll be miserable and won't be able to function.
ps Economics is frankly a garbage method of looking at wants and needs.
Nothing worng. I just want you to see the difference between the two.
There is something called conciousness without an object, from which comes love without an object.
We are pre-equiped to love. We don't need outside stimuli to do it.
I can see these being true. Or a loose variation of the these being mentioned. They are all driven by internal principles. Even just laying there in peace, there's something inside you telling you that you must have it. Even if such a person never goes through the marketing everyone else goes through.
Food - Stomach growls => mind knows it must eat or it will cease to exist in it's current state
Shelter/safety => mind doesn't want to be afriad of the wilderness, what's the body going to do, punch demons? Internal principle to avoid pain/negative emotions
water - similar to food
sex/babies - on going existence, even in slightly different form. internal principle to continue surviving, in one form or another.
love/affection (whether sexual or brotherly) - need to demonstrate you exist. The statement "I exist" might get a little weaker while laying on a bed claiming to be in serenity, as time goes to infinity. Someone else needs to acknowledge your existence. Another internal principle.
Well that means what you saying is garbage, coz what I learnt about wants and needs in economics, is exactly what you saying!
HAHAHAHAH ... guess our programs differed. Not much Vedanta philosophy in my economics courses.
Heres a more realsistic approach.
Peoples wants are divided into 2 groups.
1.Essentials - food, housing,clothing
2.Luxuries - Expensive jewelry, perfume
In todays society its pretty self eveident that what may be a luxury for Jones could be an essential for smith, or a something which is considered an essential these days was regarded as a luxury a few years ago.
In your case, you might as well say "you dont need to eat everyday, once a week is enough to survive" but you gonna be pretty malnourished and hungry.
Amartya Sen would love you.
You're missing the big picture, my friend. What matters is why this questions is even relevant.
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