Need nothing

I have a friend who is working through a NEEDS vs. WANTS chart.

I have a simpler chart: NEED nothing.

When you admit to yourself and others that you NEED something, that is the moment you can’t live without it and others can take it from you. Sex, money, power, clothes, homes, love, companionship, dignity, food — all stuff you can live without. All stuff that you may want, but never need.

Treasure these things when you have them, but never need them.

I’m still working on air. That apparently will never be a want.