Needs vs. Wants
Alright, this is a big issue when talking, well about anything in life, is it a need or is it a want. A want can be something that you can live without, such as that massive steak dinner at your favorite restaurant instead of cooking it yourself at home, or a new set up bike wheels, even though you have a pair already on your bike, or even a surfboard to add to your quiver, you already have a quiver, you don’t need another surf board, you want one. Some wants people think are need, try living day-to-day with your paycheck and see how fast your wants turn into wanting nothing. People want things all the time and if you give it the three-day rule, your wants will slowly go away. The three-day rule is if you see something you want, leave it there, don’t buy it and give it three days and then if you still want it, get it. If you are just thinking that you want it, the three days will expire and the want will expire also.
And now for the needs, such as food and water, shelter, warmth during the winter, and coolness during the summer. Needs can also come in the form of satisfaction, you might think this is going somewhere that it really is not. For me, right now and for the past three of four months, I have been NEEDING salt water. Some may say that this is a want and it will go away and I don’t need salt water. Well, bullshit, I need salt water. I have not been on a surfboard in over a year and if my friends knew that, which they will now, they would shoot me for it. I use to surf every day, all day on the weekends, skip college classes to surf. Now, I can’t get to the water and it is killing me. You don’t know what have till it’s gone is a bold quote that a lot of people say after they get out of a relationship. And for me, the ocean and me is a relationship. We are bonded, we play together, I worked in it for 4 summers as an Ocean Rescue Officer, I NEED the salt water, a board and the boys to surf with. I am not going to up and leave, head somewhere to surf and sell everything in my house and drive…Well, it has been on my mind for a long time now…
With that being said, you are thinking this is a total random post today, and it is. But if for some reason I show up at your door with me and my dog, surf boards, and bikes, you know why I am there. See you soon!