Needs versus Wants

India
March 7, 2007 11:16pm CST
What is the difference between needs and wants??
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6 responses
@carlysle (271)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
a need is something that a person must have.. like clothing, food, shelter... the basic necessities of a person in order to live... a want is something that you could live without... like a car, jewelry, cellphones... :)
@abhi333 (407)
• India
8 Mar 07
there's a huge difference between needs n wants. needs are the things that we require to live our lives. wants are the things that we need to make ourselves happier but even without them, we can live.
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
Needs are the things that you need. You may not like them but you need them. Like for example, I dont like medicine but I need them to trear a fever. Wants are the things you like or are fond of but you may not need them. For example, Im fond of stuffed toys but I dont need them.
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
Need is longing for things that our body needs, its for survival;its necessity Want is what we perceived we need but it isnt for survival;its luxury
• United States
8 Mar 07
Needs are things like clothes food money job a home etc.. Wants are a new car, a vacation, new tvs etc...
@lpipe0240 (1161)
• United States
8 Mar 07
A need is like food, clothing, shelter. Something that you cannot survive with out. Keep in mind lavish clothes, mansions or prime rib don't fit here. Want is something you can survive with out. Such as the lavish clothes, mansion or prime rib.