Although they often overlap, desires and needs are semantically distinct. I need to eat, but I may not have much desire for what is placed in front of me. While a need is urgent for bodily comfort or even survival, a desire exists at another level of experience.
– Siri Hustvedt, Living, Thinking Looking
I think a lot on if something is a need or a desire in my life. Do I really need a new Ipad or do I desire it? When reading the quote above it also made me think of the difference between should and want. I have felt much more stress in my life when there are too many things I should be doing, and it has helped me a lot to change them into wants. The difference between I should write that report and I want to do a good job.
What do I want to do today?