NO, I DON'T REALLY NEED IT. Just this morning, on the Today Show, some gentleman was telling Matt Lauer about the latest electronic gizmo's. ( Heh, Heh a little play on words ) I don't remember all the things he was talking about. Fancy phones that do a lot of things. Some of them even make phone calls. There were gadgets that you can play on the TV, and I don't know what all. My point here is, he said These are things YOU NEED. Wrong. I don't need them.
Now, I have a cell phone. Sometimes I turn it on and make a call. I have several camera's, from a number of old 35 mm's to newer 35 mm's to a fancy digital camera. No added lenses, but still a nice camera. I want another camera, and I have one in mind I would like. I also want a Droid. I may get both of them next year, I may not. BUT I DON'T NEED THEM. I don't even need the ones I have. I lived very well with out ever having a cell phone. In fact, I live very well now without even turning on the one I have most of the time. I don't have a HD TV. I would like to have one, and probably will get one. But I Don't Need One. I don't even really need a TV. MLWFAE and I have friends that don't have TV's or if they have a tv to watch rented movies on, they don't have tv service. And they do just fine, thank you very much.
So, all these fancy things are very nice. And I use some of them, and will continue to take advantage of many of them. Like this computer that tells me when I misspell a word. Which is often. But, I don't need them. Oh! wait. maybe I need the computer. And how many of the other things I mentioned will eventually become needs. No! I resist. I will not succumb! I will not! I will not! I will not! I will not! I will not! And isn't that the way we are. We resist until we are wore down by the ads and the people telling us that we need these things. Well, I will succumb to some of the wants, but I still say, we do not need most of the things we are told we need. Food, shelter, clothing, those are needs. Transportation is necessary, but not as fancy as we are told we need. In this Thanksgiving time, there are so many in the world who have very little, or nothing, when most of us have so much, that I think we need, yes need, to contemplate on just what it is we actually need, and put it in perspective with the rest of the world. I wish for all, even all the world beyond those few who actually stoop to read this blog, a happy and satisfying Thanksgiving Day and a good Holiday season. And that's the Wish From The Ditch Bank