Posted on Jul 23, 2019

Suboxone Clinic Miami - Doctor Mitchell Robert

Wants vs. Needs
by Dr. Robert Ben Mitchell, D.O.
www.trafn.com - 786-262-5750

Money is like water: too little and you die of thirst; too much and you drown. Yet, for all its benefits, our never-ending pursuit of money can become a curse, with financial stress being one of the most common causes of depression, divorce, suicide, and relapse. So, given it’s dramatic impact on our lives, what is money?

Money is nothing more than future opportunity. It represents your capacity to do things you have yet to do: pay a bill, go on a vacation, eat a meal, etcetera. Whatever you situation, if you are not financially balanced, the best way to regain your footing is to differentiate between what you really need and what you merely want. Just because you want something does not mean that you really need it. But if you really need something, then its absence can have a dire impact upon your life and your future.

We all have certain needs: food, clothing, shelter, health, income, and spiritual and emotional happiness. If you’re not going hungry, are healthy, have things to wear, a place to sleep, a way to earn enough money to support yourself, and are happy, then you have what you need. Everything else - wants - are just icing on the cake. Unfortunately, many of us get lost in that icing, creating impossible and overwhelming situations which lead to relapse.

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