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Humans need organization. Without having some sort of system and order, there would be nothing but chaos.
Necessities are about human survival.
As for accessories, it would be difficult to live without some accessories but for different reasons. More for reasons of boredom, amusement, and sometimes inspiration.
Some accessories contribute to your well being, but they have also been known to take away from it.
They can be used to cause peace as well as chaos.
A television, for instance, has been used as a very efficient tool for inspiring people to do miraculous things.
Many programs have touched heart of mankind simply because they had a television.
But a television can also be used as a very efficient tool to manipulate mind and provoke unhealthy feelings and responses.
Many programs have brought out worst in people.
Unfortunately television can be used as a vessel to provoke competition among humans, jealousy, greed, anger, hate, and more.
Yet, if you took television out of your life you would press on. You would not die. You wouldn't suddenly stop living.
You would survive without it like those who survived without it before it even existed.
Accessories are like grown-up toys. Many of them are for fun and games. And they are pretty to eyes. You see them one day and you say to yourself, "Oow, I want that!"
A lot of us are very much adults, but it doesn't stop us from being big-kids either. Things that glitter and glow still impress us. And we want to reach for them and have them.
The toys have gotten more advanced but they still entice us in same way. Such shiny new things. So many buttons and functions.
"Think of what I can do with that! I want I want I want!"
You may not turn to Barbie dolls or toy cars anymore. You've probably moved onto bigger and better things...
Real cars. Or clothes that make you look as thin and curvaceous as Barbie.
Accessories are not items that are necessary for your survival. They are extra things that you want but most likely do not need.
They appeal to your "I want" senses.
Necessities on other hand appeal to your "I need" senses.
Take a look around your home right now. Does your home say "I want" or "I need?"
Are you someone that often buys what you want or only what you need majority of time?
Remember to weigh an item of interest against two categories. Begin to ask yourself if item you want is really necessary for your survival.
Is it? Or do you just want it?
(c) 2003 by Tameka Norris
Tameka Norris helps others simplify life's little complications by revealing the small things that are often overlooked: http://www.simple-living-tips.com