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Fri, Apr. 9th, 2004, 03:19 am
A conclusion

I am at the conclusion that the distinction people talk about between need and want is a total semantic lie.

There is no such thing as 'need', because the necessity of anything implies a judgment upon one state or another. This is arrogant.

Just because you wish to stay alive, does not mean it is necessary.

If you're absolutely sure that dying is the 'wrong' thing for you to do right now (because all circumstances and possibilities exist within your mind previous their possible instigation)

please raise your hand.


I maintain.

I will continue to allow the wind to blow me.

Fri, Apr. 9th, 2004 11:20 am (UTC)
almosttruth

I think perhaps this is because people don't think before they speak. It is rare in conversation for a person to question the statement of "needs" and "wants". The two have become so interchangable that they have become accepted as one and the same.

Fri, Apr. 9th, 2004 12:58 pm (UTC)
obliterati

The "need to need needing" thing is a Dr. Phil scam to make you feel stupid for requiring basic things like oxygen, food, and people that don't beat you with broomsticks.

Its the single most vague psychotherapy term I've ever heard and is responsible for more pain than I ever thought was possible.

"You don't love me, you only need me, so I'm leaving you for your brother."

Fri, Apr. 9th, 2004 12:59 pm (UTC)
obliterati: That last line there

Ever since seeing "A Mighty Wind" I'm always laughing at the Dylan song "Blowin in the Wind".

The answer my friend could certainly be getting blown, even inside a house somewhere, with no wind, but getting blown would be great, sure!

Fri, Apr. 9th, 2004 02:38 pm (UTC)
holyloki: Re: That last line there

Thus the specific diction.
; )

But, on the serious note, also the import of the fact that by doing so I am theoretically opening myself up to any undesirable situations which may arise out of said decision, so casting doubt on it as well.