A closer look at the driving forces of need vs want in the human kingdom...
Your modern day explanation of the two motivations -- need and want -- for human comport was splendid. There must be a third, however. It seems that there are a lot of people on this planet who want others to give them what they need. What is the shorthand term for that motivation? Take?
China "leverages" advances in technology, which they STEAL via extortion, blackmail, threats, and ignoring international copyright law. Their populace is not free to object, challenge, or fully express opposition to "national" policy. (It's getting to the point where we aren't, either!) We, the USA, sold our effective "birthright" (our industrial advantage) to China for a bowl of pottage (cheap consumer goods), because we had bankrupted ourselves via money-printing and had to have China furnish cheaper goods to offset inflation. In and through this process, we chose to lose. Need vs. want. Without this phony little game, the elites don't keep control. Best always. PM
Tik tok does more than hoover up private data. It also provides its managers the power to drive public opinion that determines election outcomes, whips up cancel mobs and induces mental illness in its users.
Bill well done again that's 2 in a row of balanced and objective commentaries .. yep no one on planet earth cares a hoot about who won the super-pooper bowl it's a farce made for TV advertising and selling folks stuff they don't need with money they haven't got! sadly the Chinese do NOT have humanities best interests at heart either (they learned well over 5000 years) they just want to dominate anything and everything they touch .. just go there and try to buy something in the markets and see how polite and sharing they are towards foreigners .. or stay in the Pampas!
When I'm forced to understand a thing, a challenge, outside my knowledge or complex issues, I commend you Mr. Bonner , the more I know, the less I know and extremely appreciative of your insights.
Thanks ! I try to pass these onto others , whats the old saying ? You can lead a horse to water but, you cant make him drink.
I have used the need vs want for years, it works oh so well when negotiating a vehicle purchase. Using Need vs. want, when i was unemployed and had a credit score of 525, I got my Honda element (I know ugly but really a great vehicle) at the offered 0% financing and at the price point I wanted. They started at 7.5%... I kept saying, when you get to zero let me know. They would say "Not going to happen your credit score is too low , now do you want the car"? My answer always was, yes I want the car, But I don't need the car! Call back when you are at zero. Three calls occurred, 4.5%, 3% finally the agreed to zero. All the while answering I told you, I want the car, but I don't need the car! Works beautifully to this day.
Yes Bill, “One urged us to beware of Tik Tok, because the Chinese might be using it to gather ‘intelligence.’” And the Chinese verdict is in! There is extremely little “intelligence” left in America…thanks to The 100yr takeover plan from chairman Mao, and the democrats/RINOS, banking, business, education, entertainment, medical and sports complex that support it. Yes Bill, the final battle is brewing, and you may want to watch from one of your other perch’s…. In the meantime……….. God bless America, and those who fight for her!!!
It seems to meet at least, that in the West, we don’t know what ‘need’ is anymore ... and if we do, we ‘want’ others to provide it for us ... just because!!
In the Investment world the distinction between want and need fades to black. There is a term for it: Greed
Our immigration "policy" could learn a lesson from what Bill writes today.
The Swedish Bikini Team is not mustering at our border, but plenty are that desire the team members already here.
The math is simple, as Bill points out, but the topic will never be broached by any commentator let alone politician.
I find these articles so interesting. I always enjoy and learn something from them. They are intelligent, short concise and informative. I remember I learnt a very important lesson one day on want versus need. What you need is not necessarily what you want, and it takes the form of discipline and a feeling of self sacrifice in order to give yourself a great benefit. It’s about self awareness.
The sports analogy of win-lose is different in my observations.
When “my team” (where even does that come from, I cant even afford to go to a game, much less own the team) wins, it’s “we won” for we all want to be associated with winners, even though I personally was NOT on the field of play (or battle).
When “my team” loses, it’s “they lost” since no one wants to be associated with a loser.
Bill. While this win lose dynamic is true as far as the linearity of the dualistic ego mind sees it, it is actually false. Truth only exists, if it does at all, within the non dual perspective. Wining and losing are all one thing. One does not exist without the other. It is winlose not win lose. Darwin was incorrect. It’s cooperation not competition that moves the life force forward. Has always been so.
Bill nice that you can recall some of the wonderful animals (Alphas) that are ALL on the EXTINCTION list because of your inability to recognise that the planet's system's are NOT INFINITE .. like your life is limited by the smart or stupid things you do or put into your body. We all pay the price for living like there's NO tomorrow .. just PROFIT from Today and the hell with tomorrow ?.. so while your contemplating the validity of the supposed unobservable facts that you live on a FINITE planet that is not an infinite RESOURCE for your private profit/pleasure. If you only want your grandkids and beyond to observe the natural world from a Zoo or botanical garden, I suggest you take a cruise on the Antarctic Explorer and get a closer look at the THERMOMETER'S of this magnificent planet which store most of the fresh water and carbon so that most of Ireland is still above sea level .. all the assholes that constantly harp about the HOAX of climate change need to go on a long sailing trip on ANY of the worlds Oceans or major rivers .. these idiot's don't have an F'ing clue about what the real impact of rampant consumerism ie PROFIT at ANY cost really is .. having just seen and observed what is now happening, I just hope all these dickheads have property ANY where near a coastline .. and please eat lots of the marvelous plastic infested seafoods of any kind .. that way we'll get rid of you idiots sooner!
I laughed at my kids warning me about our explosive BOOMER brains that this earth had unlimited resources and humans are way to smart to destroy their own nest .. really go ahead make the trip and get a look at all the wonderful development humans are producing by destroy everything in sight .. sort of like watching Putin rebuilding Ukraine to his own image .. perhaps we'll manage to kill/destroy our species so that the rest of the planet has a chance to recover .. the planet is about as stable as humanities financial systems you are constantly warning us about? sure you can bank on it!
As usual. Bill successfully tosses a couple of onions into the stew of controversy and spiced up our thinking, perceptions and mental digestive processes.
The burps are always interesting !