|You need? You want?|
Need - something you have to have
Want -something you would like to have
|Nasi Lemak Ayam|
A good example for need is food. You can eat nasi lemak with fried chicken, nuts, anchovies, cucumber and sambal to get proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals. Too much eat would make you sick so you might not need a whole lot of food but you do need to eat.
|Ice cream chocolate and vanilla|
You don't really need to eat ice cream to survive. You can eat it to get some vitamins and minerals, but other foods like cheese and yogurt give you more of those same vitamins and minerals without giving you the fat that ice cream does. Still, ice cream tastes good to many people. They like it, but they don't have to have it to survive so ice cream is a want.
In actuality, you only need four things to survive:
- A roof over your head.
- Food and water.
- Basic health care and hygiene products.
- Clothing. (just enough for you to close aurat)
Everything that goes beyond this such as a big house, name-brand clothes, fancy foods and drinks, a new luxurious car, being super duper rich are a want.
Does that mean that you should only buy the things that you need? Not at all. Life is meant to be lived, not survived. Treat yourself to some wants along the way, but do so when you can afford to, and enjoy those wants as the extras that they are.
You can buy what you need and what you want while still alive but remember all of you including me will be asked of what we have done "over there" after pass away.