Often I see humans confused thinking they need more than they truly require. "I need that" and "I want that" are phrases embedded in their lexicon, used interchangeably. I have found however, that humans seldom use these words according to their true meaning.
Recently I was able to participate in various events designed to raise awareness about others plights. This last Friday I joined my momma at a party where her co-worker, who understanding the difference between what he needs and what he wants, decided he had everything he needed and quit his job to volunteer with the Red Cross International. Another function was through Twitter, where a number of animals gathered to celebrate a doggies birthday and raise funds for a charity of his choice, raising well beyond the intended goal. At these activities there were stories told and internet links shared to help spread the word of others in basic need.
Today on our afternoon walk in the park, my momma picked me up, hugged me and whispered to me that she was grateful that she had all that she needed... the basics of love, water, food and shelter. Everything else, she said, were just things she wants, items she'd be fine without.
So like the song goes, it is true that you can't always get what you want, and that if you try sometime, you'll find, you get what you need.