The Concept of the Word "Need"..

The Various Definitions of the word “Need”:

1. A condition or situation in which something is required or wanted: crops in need of water; a need for affection.
2. Something required or wanted; a requisite.
3. Necessity; obligation: There is no need for you to go.
4. A condition of poverty or misfortune: The family is in dire need.

The concept of Needs is often used to refer to things that people “must” have. They are often contrasted with wants, which are more discretionary.

Lately, I’ve been pondering the meaning and power of the word need and the negative connotations it carries with it. All human beings, as Maslow portrays in his hierarchy of needs, have certain needs that must be fulfilled; beginning with the need for food, shelter and ending with the need of self-actualization. Therefore, it is a fact that all human beings, no matter what level of the society they occupy, are born with needs that linger on until the day they die.

Need is therefore a responsibility laid upon our shoulders the moment we leave the warm womb of our mothers into the cold and mysterious life we are born onto.

I think of my friends and myself now… I think how we have covered, throughout our life time till this second, only one portion of the hierarchy of needs and yet we are thinking of the rest of the pyramid each minute of every day.

I can not really figure out whether this is positive or negative thing but I know one thing for sure, the need for love, affection and stability is one that torments us as human beings. It is the one that prevents us from moving way up in the pyramid and becoming fully satisfied!


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X-dreamer, fighter and writer... Using words to unleash the pain that eats me from the inside out, day after day!
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3 Responses to The Concept of the Word "Need"..

  1. zeezazoo says:

    the "need" is our motive in this life… when we need something, we work so hard on getting it, and it becomes our mission..and we as humans, have a lot of needs in our lives… and the need of love, affection and stability is the most wanted i guess… cuz it's hard, u can't control it and u can't know when it's going to happen… u can't say i need love, so i'm getting love tomorrow 😀 i wish it was that easy… but at the same time, i guess that's the beauty of it, it's so hard which makes getting it worth it… cuz nothing in this life worth having, is easy to get…anyway, i think, the need for love is one of the needs in our pyramid, and it should not stop us from moving up…

  2. zeezazoo says:

    hey beebee…just wanna wish u the very best luck for today…you go get them girl!! 😀

  3. baby prophet says:

    a song, you probably know.. All you need is love.. love is the background which this pyramid is scribbled on with carelessness.. people spend their last breath on this silly pyramid until they spit pure blood.. satisfaction is not acquired but earned in the process of self-perfection… not material satisfaction… love is in everything we think about and do.. meditate on that.. and you shall is positive, and will never hold us back from reaching anywhere.. love has no captain cook hooks.. :)need is natural, handle it with thyself and thy nature, for love is our only saviour..

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