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Do you know the difference between a need and a want?

Many Americans have no clue what is an actual need and what is a want. Do you know the difference. Make a list what are your needs and what are your wants. I am really curious what everyone will come up with.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:08 PM on Oct. 27, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I need food, power, some clothing (not tons!), and water. A personal need of mine is family and love, I don't think I'd survive emotionally without that, I know I would physically but I don't think that'd be worth it.

    I want things like internet, TV, nice night out with hubby, toys for kids.
    flutterfae

    Answer by flutterfae at 1:10 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Here is my list.



    Needs



    food

    basic clothing, shoes and under garments (designer labels are not a necessity)

    roof over the head

    electricity

    water and sewer

    soap for cleaning and bathing

    books

    education for children



    Wants



    Internet

    phone

    cellphone

    TV/cable

    snack foods and candy

    designer clothing

    soda

    eating out

    toys for parents and kids

    cigarettes

    beer



    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Needs: Food. Water. Shelter. Love. Family.

    Wants: Money. Material crap. A nice house. A nice car. A perfect body.

    I agree that the majority of people don't understand the difference between a need and a want : /
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 1:11 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • I need food, water, shelter/clothes - I need a job to provide those other needs for myself and my family.
    Everything else is a want.
    lanckn

    Answer by lanckn at 1:13 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • A need/ food, food, water, love from family, not electricity b/c I have and can live without, soap, diapers
    wants: internet, cable, nice clothes, lift kit on my SO truck(it's not happening)
    Every pay day I make a list of needs and wants.
    Needs come first and wants come if there is money left over
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • I need toilet paper, corrective vision of some sort (blind otherwise), water, shelter, clothes, job, education... I suppose everything else would be a want.. but then I guess glasses or contacts would be a want, bc I would want to be able to see. But yeah.. I'm not using leaves!!!
    CandBmommy

    Answer by CandBmommy at 1:20 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • I think everyone knows the difference between a need and a want, except for maybe some teenagers who think that cell phones are a need. :O)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • I need to eat. I want to eat lobster and chocolate. I need to drink. I want to drink soda. I need shelter. I want a huge mansion with live in maids. I need clothes. I want to look nice and have the clothes last more than a month.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 7:25 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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