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Boomer’s Ramblings “Need VS. Want”

This is actually the first chapter of a book I put on the back burner quite some time ago. Every now and then i talk about it. I have mentioned “Opinion VS Thought”, “Conception VS Perception”, “Common Sense VS. Logic”……There are a couple of others. 

It hit me while walking out of work today. I was conversing with one of the vendors for our store. We were talking about getting off, coming back and doing it again the next day. Doing what we need to do.

Then it hit me. I started remembering the chapter of Need Vs Want. First of all I want to say, that I believe most people mistake wants for needs. Certain things a good majority of the people (in this country anyway) take for granted. Therefore they look upon them as needs instead of viewing them as wants. Common comforts such as electricity, running water, the use of the automobile, T.V., phones, computers………..Those last three are more of a keeping up with the Joneses thing. One of many things I have made fun of are people that feel these are necessary. People that can’t seem to live without them for any period of time. Hell I remember when I didn’t have a cell phone. The only people that did were the better off. 

Uh Oh look at that Ramblin’ man starting to ramble. Note the quick reference to my radio show. (blogtalkradio.com/ramblinman)

Let me get back on track here. As I was headed to my car, I started to think. A job isn’t actually a need. However, if you wish to be self supportive, and have some of the afore-mentioned items. Unless you are the luckiest thief in the world-not recommended even the luckiest get caught some time-you need a way to earn the money necessary to acquire them. Then we are back to need and want. If you want some of these things you need to have a job. 

So the big question is: do you want the job because you feel a need for things? OR   Do you need the job because you want stuff?

About Bigboomer

Hello, first of all I would like to thank you for visiting my blogsite. I am going to tell you a little about me. My name is Ray, I started writing back in high school. Every once in a while I would come up with a few ideas and would write them down. Most of which became poems others became short stories. Some of my inspirations are of the heart, some of them come from the thoughts of the day. You will see, as you browse threw my site my poetry is about as diverse as you can get. I hope that as you read them some will have you thinking of love, while others will make you feel sorrow. I would like some of them to set you off to an adventure. Finally, I have some poems that may make you hungry. I do have some inspirations that just plane turn into ramblings or rants as, if you read in here, you will see. I have managed to get two books published so far, the first one is titled Pathways, it may be found at xlibris.com/RayBohdan.html. there you can view a couple of excerpts form the book. The second book is Mingling Hues of My Mind it is at publish America A little bit more about me. I am fifty-one years old I have three children, Rainney, Elisa, and Anthony and two well, actually, three grandchildren Raeanne Marie, Graycee, and Amaya. I guess I could go on, but then I am afraid this will come out sounding like a dating profile. Part of my site will be dedicated to my poetry, I plan to break it down into different sections and organize it by type/style. Another section of this site will be dedicated to my blog it will be about my rants/thoughts of the day. These will vary from political, to personal, to comical. I will talk about most anything and everything that I feel may be of interest to someone. I also will devote a section to some of my favorite recipes with hints on how to capture his/her heart by winning their stomach. My favorite foods are Italian and Mexican, but this section will not be limited to those two types. I do believe however, that the most important part of my site will be the dedication pages. These will be to memorialize special loved ones and friends, as well as thank those that have made purchases of my afore-mentioned book. This is exactly what you think it is. A way for me to sell my self as a writer. Publicly get my words and thoughts out into the world. Please believe me when I say that this in no way demeans or diminishes my passions for the people and the love of which I have written, and will continue to write. I trust that once you read my poems you will feel the love i have felt, the pains I have been through, and the joys of life itself. Once again I thank you for stopping by please enjoy.


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