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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Needs in Life


they say our five basic needs in life are food, water, oxygen, living space, and proper temperature. but alas I feel that I am not human as my needs are quite different.

I would say aside from food, water, oxygen, the single most important thing I need in my life, is LOVE. I've been in a constant battle with love in the sense that I don't really know what love is. I'm confused. I'm often showed love by the number of things people by me. My dad would take me to a toystore as a girl and I literally could have any and EVERY barbie I wanted. As an adult, men spoil me with purses, vacations, cars, etc. With all these people giving me material objects, I wonder is this love? is this love even though they don't want to spend time with me? they are willing to spend all their money on me but can't be bothered with me when its not convenient?

then I begin to think about love being about what you look like. am I uncapable of being loved because of the way I present myself? could be a theroy? how can you love a girl who craves attention and draws on her eyebrows? 

attention is my fifth need in life. without attention, I'd literally die. it feeds my soul, it fuels my energy and it drives my life.

life is sad.

life is beautiful.

but life is sad.

what do you NEED in life???

are you honest enough with yourself to know your needs???

Trish

6 comments:

  1. Speaking anthropologically you're actually correct when you say "love". It is generally accepted that the main things that every animal requires, including humans are as follows-

    Air
    Water
    Food
    Shelter
    Security
    Companionship
    Sexual gratification

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    1. 'Sexual gratification' I think Is a want and therefore does not fall Into the necessity category. If you do wish you leave that In, I believe companionship would coincide with sexual gratification....

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  2. The Hierarchy of needs presented through Maslows theory, which modeled In the 1940-50's, states and remains valid today including the need for food, water, sleep, and warmth. After those needs are met people move on to the next level of needs, which are for safety and security.

    As people progress up the pyramid, needs become increasingly psychological and social. Soon, the need for love, friendship, and intimacy become important. Further up the pyramid, the need for personal esteem and feelings of accomplishment take priority. So I think the basic necessities are ones that are blatant. The more physiological and emotional you look in depth with these "needs" depend on the person. One person may have different needs than another person. Hope I intrigued your mind for a few minutes..If you have not looked Into Maslow Hierarchy of needs I suggest you do, It Is very interesting. :)

    xoxo

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    1. Couldn't of said it better Faith....

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  3. You're so insightful, and I love who you are and your views on things. I also love how honest you are with yourself. We need more people like you in the world(:

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