We want our fast food within 5 minutes or less in the drive-thru. We want to make quick money for as little work as possible. We drive fast cars so we can get to our destination sooner. We are first in line for the newest technology gadget the day it is released. Can’t wait…gotta have it.
This “Have It Now” culture has also skewed our reasoning ability, in that it has masterfully helped us change our “wants” into “needs.”
We no longer want the new bass boat – it is a need.
We no longer want the week-long cruise to Bermuda – it is a need.
We no longer want the $5,000 Hall of Fame rookie card – it is a need.
We no longer want…(fill in yours here)…it is a need.
Borrow Money to Get What We Want
Think through all of your major purchases in the past year. How many of them would truly be classified as “needs?”
Put these two things together – getting what we want quickly and “wants vs. needs” – and a real problem begins to arise for most everyone in society. We don’t have the money to pay for these items!