Wants vs. Needs

[It’s] so easy for our wants to become needs, but when we live like that, we spend money we don’t even have yet. (Mike Lee, minister)

The marketing industry has discovered the way to increase sales of just about any product we can imagine. All they have to do is persuade us that we really do need the product they’re selling. Maybe we have convinced ourselves that we need a new car, when in reality, it’s just something we want. The advertisers have done their best to convince us that we really do need it. Often the problem is that paying for it is another matter. Beware!

Give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. (Proverbs 30:8)