I have just seen this post at Sociological images. I highly recommend this blog – it is by sociology professors and their rule is all posts must contain an image.
Their post “‘Need’ and the Standard of Living” is about how we often use the word ‘need’ when actually it is a ‘want’. This post has really effected me, I’m at work and I’m all teary. If I was at home I would be in floods of tears (ok, there is an element of PMS, but it is still heart-wrenching).
Just one image:
I don’t know about you, but suddenly I feel extremely lucky, blessed and very very spoilt in my life. There is only 6 images in this post, but my, humbling they are.
More motivation for me to watch the story of stuff and to really start thinking about how I can make changes in my life for the better. The vast majority of things that I want at this moment in my life are just that – a want. Sorry this post isn’t very comprehensive, I keep getting close to crying and I need to get on and do some work, but I thought sharing this with you would make me feel better and pass on the ‘pause for thought’.
Please read this post and see what it makes you think, it is mainly images so it shouldn’t take too long.