The Epitome of Want and Need

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I want you to know something, but I don’t want to tell you, so im going to let the first 3 words of this explain it.

What does it mean to want or need something? Doesn’t it sound more romantic to need rather than to want someone?

You can want something and not need it. But in most cases, a person may feel the necessity of what he or she wants. Sometimes, a person may also need someone but he or she may deny that he or she does because we don’t want that someone. Or we don’t feel the attraction. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish want from need. Want and need may even have several sub-levels, creating such gray areas for everyone else to be a lot more confused.

When we feel like we want someone, we create a space in our lives that can only be filled by this certain person. It’s like when we find something in someone, that we don’t see in most people. We create a certain profile that can only be filled by a certain characteristic or attitude, or physical attribute.

When this hole remains unfilled, there’s that search within us that (although sometimes, unconsciously…) looks for someone who matches the profile we have created, or maybe even search for a complete opposite. But the latter almost never happens since you’ve already developed a want for certain characteristics (and old habits die hard). Unless of course, you get traumatized or something.

When we need someone is when we undoubtedly believe that there is no one on earth who could possibly substitute this person. It’s when we create a certain hole in us that can only be filled by a certain DNA, or fingerprint or tongue pattern, or voice, or unique spiritual/emotional/romantic behavior.

Needing someone is the attraction in one’s unique attributes. It singles out the person you need from everyone else in the entire universe. Although it’s easy to say that we want or need someone, it’s best we also understand what it means.

Saying you need someone can come of as unromantic. It’s an “on paper” thing, you need him/her because he/she has this and that and it’s to your (often physical) benefit.

I think the romantic in me will have to say that love is the perfect collision of need and want. It’s like saying, “You complete me. You are my want and need.” And the merge of these two words (or word of the day: portmanteau), create so much love and emotion that it explodes (and makes babies… I’m kidding…sort of).

Loving someone is definitely complicated. If you think distinguishing want and need are hard enough, try the thin line between those two and love (and obsession).

Well that’s it for me rambling. Hahaha. Can the universe make things happen already so I can write about something legitimately interesting and meaningful please?! Hahaha. I’m serious.

2 Replies to “The Epitome of Want and Need”

  1. “What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

    Great post. 🙂

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