When Needs and Wants Collide

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Needs and wants are two different things but people thought of these interchangeably.

When we we talked about our needs these are commonly pointed to what we call the physiological needs that will help us to survive in our daily lives. These are foods, water, clothes, shelter, and everything that we need wherein absence of these will lead us to problems or worse death.

On the other hand, wants are merely for pleasure purposes or let's say, the things that even if we don't have, we can still survive. Let's say for example, those gadgets, cosmetics, stilettos, bags, and everything that was bought to make ourselves happy.

But, in some instances, the supposed to be wants were mistaken as needs, and vice versa. Just like one of our neighbors.

Just this morning, my mom woke me up with her loud voice because someone out there made her to be in a bad mood. Our neighbor knocked on our door too early and that made my mom sleep to be interrupted. That's one of the reasons as well why she's in a bad mood but, the biggest reason that contributed a lot negatively on her was when our neighbor was asking money to be used in buying her kid a phone.

I know, gadgets nowadays are very important in online classes and that made every student to consider smartphone and laptop as a need. But, for those who are still in junior high school who are studying in a modular mode of learning, I think, smartphone will not be easily considered as need to go on with their studies. It's not that I am underestimating their situation but, there are still some ways to buy that and not just ask money to a middle class family like us when it fact, their child will not really used the phone for studying purposes but rather used to chat her boyfriend, yes, at such a young, she already has her boyfriend.

She's poisoning her mother's mind and disguised smartphone as her need when it fact, it's just her wants. And, the solution they thought of, is to ask money from other people instead of working to earn, without considering their previous debts on us that were still not paid for how many years already.

I knew someone whose still in junior high school as well but, even he doesn't have a smartphone, he still managed to answer all her modules using his intelligence and perseverance. He even got into the honor roll without gadgets and I am proud of him because he didn't use the opportunity to add burdens to his parents whose struggling in money as well. Instead of buying his wants, he prioritize his needs first and work hard to save money and buy what he wants next time.

That's what the government thought as a solution as well since the pandemic started and distance learning became the new normal in educational aspect in our country (Philippines). Those who owned devices and internet can continue their studies through online classes. On the other hand, those who can't provide themselves with gadgets, still have an opportunity to continue their learning through modular classes, though, I wasn't sure if that's really effective, maybe it depends upon the students if they still have the initiative and will to learn instead of asking their parents, siblings or cousins to answer their modules for them.

Youths nowadays (not generalizing though) are using needs and wants interchangeably to satisfy their own selves without thinking critically and without considering their parent's situation. I feel bad for some parents because they are already drowning in debt just to fulfill their child's wants rather than focusing on the needs itself.

Me, I am not the type of person who always ask my parents to buy my wants or in simple words, I wasn't raised as a spoiled brat.

I focused more on my needs and just buy my wants if I have extra money, I know, most of you here are thinking or doing the same thing.

Let's learn how to separate things according to what we need and what we want because if we did it the wrong way, problems will emerge and our wallet will be emptied for nonsense products we don't actually need in our daily lives.

But, if we really want to buy our wants, we should find a way to make it possible instead of merely asking for help from other people. We can still buy the best gadgets, clothes, bags, and anything with own hard-earned money. That's possible not actually impossible.

CLOSING THOUGHTS

Needs are necessary for us to survive but, wants are just fulfilled for us to be happy and satisfied. Yes, there are still some instances where needs became wants, and wants became needs. But, that is not happening all the time so we shouldn't make it as an excuse to be fool in spending. Managing our personal finances in a smart way will help us a lot in life. We can clearly classify what we need that should be prioritize first, and think for our wants next if we already have an extra money for that.

Aside from that, stop deceiving anyone that you need something when in fact, it's just your want. The pressure it brings to other people to satisfy your wants is not an appropriate act of a good person. Rather, find good and right ways to satisfy yourself instead of pressuring someone to do it for you.

Confusing our mind with what we need and want will just make us like a fool one, instead be knowledgeable and responsible enough in classifying these two things in a right way for our finances to not be compromised.


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Date Published: September 27, 2021

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Before, cellphones are just considered ass wants kasi face to face pa naman ang klase pero ngayon talaga needs na eh. Yung mga anak naman dapat di rin i aasa lahat sa magulang. Except for those who can't really provide their own kasi maliliit pa

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2 years ago

Opo, sa ngayon considered narin ang gadgets as needs especially kapag online class ang mode of learning. Kaya nga po, dapat yung mga kabataan ngayon marunong ng magtrabaho at Iprovide yung needs nila, hindi yung puro asa lang sa magulang, given the fact na mas nahihirapan din sila.

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2 years ago

Totoo! Kaya nga sana magbalik na sa dati no? Mas nahihirapan kasi mga parents ngayon dahil malungkot din naman sila kapag di nila nabibigay need ng mga anak nila

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2 years ago

Marami talaga akong kilalang ganito sis. Mas inuunan yung gusto kaysa pangangailangan. Okay lang sana if sila mismo yung nag tatrabaho para mkuja yung pera, pero hindi eh. Umaasa parim sa parents.

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2 years ago

Sad reality nga po, sana naman ay marealize nung iba na mas magandang mag focus muna sa needs kaysa wants lalo na kung dipa kaya at gipit masyado sa pera.

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2 years ago

Minsan yung wants talaga yung dahilan ng paghihirap ng mga tao. A needless burden it is. Contentment is the key lang talaga..

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2 years ago

True yan, sissy. We must be contented sa kung anong meron tayo ngayon, maybe maghangad nalang tayo nung ibang wants natin if kaya na talaga natin hindi yung nahihirapan na sa pera but puro luho parin.

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2 years ago

Amazing work, Amy , always. ❣ I love itttt!

Now that I am working and is supporting my family, I always prioritize our needs over my wants these. I can only buy the things and foods I want if I have extra money for it.

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2 years ago

Thank you so much!β˜ΊοΈπŸ’—

I admire how smart and practical you are for thinking about your needs and support to your family rather than prioritizing merely your wants.

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2 years ago

Ang dami kong wants pero kung hindi ko talaga needed hindi ko siya binibili o pinapabili sa mga magulang ko kase alam kong salat kami sa pera. Mas madaming unahin kaysa sa luho. Dapat nga ngayong pandemic ay iwas iwas muna sa mga gastos eh para makatipid at makatulong na din sa nagproprovide ng needs natin sa buhay..

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2 years ago

Tama ka po, marunong dapat tayong magtipid at mag focus lang muna sa kung ano talaga yung kailangan kaysa sa mga luho na yan. Maging smart consumer din sana tayo at bumili ng bagay na useful talaga kaysa naman yung for short term lang ang function at matatambak na sa bahay.

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2 years ago

What a beautiful content! You just pointed to the most bizzare but the realistic truth. This is the reason people become the real one. Maybe good, maybe bad. People fight for it, when needs are higher than demand.

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2 years ago

Thank you. You're right, people must be competent enough to manage their finances and focus on more what they need rather than on their wants.

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2 years ago

Minsan yung wants talaga yung dahilan ng paghihirap ng mga tao. It's a needless burden. Kelangan lang talaga maging kontento. Ang hirap kaya kumita ng pera ngayon. Pero kung marami na talagang pera, why not dba? Haha.

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2 years ago

I agree with you, kung may extra money naman at provided na ang needs then we can buy our wants naman. Ang hirap kasi sa ibang tao ngayon, mas inuuna ang luho kaysa sa physiological needs nila.

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