What we Want and what we Need

This is the story of a middle age man ranging from 25-45 years of age. We are those generations who are born with very few things around us but grow with smart phones, computer & internet. Our childhood was very simple & easy. But as we were growing things started changing. In last 10-15 years smart phones, hi-tech gadgets, computers, internet have acquired our whole life.

My father used to work for 6 days a week. He has to travel for 2 hours every day. And he was able to earn just enough to feed family of 6.This was the story of all neighbourhoods. We didn’t had many toys in the childhood.  Parties, movies & tours were in the dreams only. Couple of cloths in whole year.  At the occasion of festival or birthday only. Birthday celebration was also rear thing. But still our childhood was happy, enjoyable & memorable.

When we were in college we couldn’t have thought of anything else than A good job, home, car, savings, gold and a lovely family. Today most of us have all those things in life but still we are running for something. Our life is not happy & satisfied. We are running for salary hike, promotions, more promising & challenging job, bigger home, foreign tours, better education for children and lot many things. We have most of the things but still we want more and more. Now days brands are playing important role in our life. Rolex, Apple, Sony, Audi, Mercedes, Volvo, Samsung are driving us. It’s not important to just have anything. It has to be branded. We buy many things which we don’t need or we hardly use. Show off, publicity, brands, social image are becoming more & more important.

And some of us give lots of excuses for this. Many people say I don’t want to run in this race but others are running so I have to run. Someone is worried because his engineering classmate got less marks but still he is earning more salary than him. Someone is unhappy because his junior gets more salary than him. Someone is worried because his brother-in-law has purchased a 4 bedroom flat & another friend has moved to a bungalow. Someone has to plan Europe tour because their kid’s friends had visited Europe already. Someone says, I want my son’s birthday party to be most memorable. I don’t care how much money I spend for this. For my daughter’s wedding I want to have everything special, it doesn’t matter how much it will cost me.

But is this what we really need or this is what we are forced to do. Are we doing this because we want to win the race, or we don’t want to left behind. Do we really need costly perfumes, branded cloths, hi-tech gadgets, expensive cars, lavish homes, expensive foreign tours, grand luxurious wedding.

A big question what we want & what we need?

Now it’s time to think about what we really need??

!!!!!! Sound sleep, healthy & peaceful life, Work & personal life balance, happy & satisfied family, Cool relaxing, tension free life. !!!!!!




16 thoughts on “What we Want and what we Need”

  1. Very true and near to everyone of us.Really need to think on what is the “real need”. We are knowingly deceiving ourselves and falling in trap of unhappiness and stress.

  2. Great Vikram..!
    Really this is what is happening in most of our lives. We need to think on what is the purpose of this life & what we are striving for is it really worth of it….It is a mind awakening article & life is very easy if we keep it as simple as possible.We can spare a lot of time to do the things which really mean & make us happy.
    Keep on writing such good articles…

  3. Great Vikram, you posted right questions that is valid for all of us working on computers. There is enough wealth in this world to satisfy ones need but not ones greed. And the question remains whether money is for us or we are for money.

  4. Endless demands from materialistic life will lead societies nowhere. Nice post pointing the fight that everyone has in mind. I think going back to our culture can lead us to peaceful and happy life.

  5. Excellent and very true write up Vikram !!
    These are some of the side effects of globalization.
    Last paragraph is precisely what we all need in our lives.

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