But really, there’s more to it. You need clean air and water, nutritious food, safe shelter, enough sleep and exercise to stay strong. You possibly need money, literacy and numeracy skills and some form of medication to function effectively.
I believe humans need each other. We need friends, family and lovers. Most adults need sex and intimacy and laughter. We need purpose, hope and a sense of community.
What you don’t need is more crap. You don’t need a new TV. You don’t need a gym membership. You don’t need alcohol or drugs or gambling. You don’t need stilettos or a Playstation. You definitely don’t need a new car.
What you need is love, peace, humility, kindness and grace.
Get those and you won’t need to worry about the rest.
What do you need to stay happy? I, for one, really need sunlight!