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Difference between need,want and desire?

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Asked by Manju Sikri, 11 Aug '09 09:49 am
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Sai Ram. Want is used as a synonym both for need and desire. Need is a must for survival. We need air / oxygen for survival. We want good, clean, air. In this context, want is desire.

Nothing is found wanting in the house of my devotee - Sai Baba. Here, it means all the needs are taken care of!
Answered by Venkateswaraswamy Swarna, 11 Aug '09 10:31 am

 
  
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Needs r normally basic things needed to live life like food, shelter, clothes etc. Want is wish list of person, What he would like to have . Desire is strong wants to which the person is dedicated.
Answered by Tushar Kher, 11 Aug '09 10:00 am

 
  
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1. You NEED food to survive.
2. You WANT to eat Veg/ Non-veg food.
3. You DESIRE to eat your favorite cuisine at your favorite place.
Answered by manish varma, 11 Aug '09 10:07 am

 
  
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Need is basic & required one.
Want is necessary
Desire is comfort, luxury and beyond. Extinction of desire involves extintion of sufferings. So the desire
may be controlled or reduced.
Answered by Mahadevan Subramaniapillai, 11 Aug '09 11:58 pm

 
  
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Desire comes before want and need is a confirmation of a want .
example , First I casually desire 100 bucks ,
then after some thought of the pleasures of having 100 bucks,
I want the 100 bucks ,
then after some more thought i have mentally spent that 100 bucks ,
so now I desperately need that 100 bucks.
State of the mind ! Determination of mind changes the status from 'desire' to 'want' to 'need'.
Answered by Sunil Dodeja, 11 Aug '09 06:55 pm

 
  
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Need is something one has to have for ones survival, want is greed and desire is a wish.
Answered by gem mina, 11 Aug '09 05:27 pm

 
  
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Need for survival/function ; want for expansion/enhancement; desire: after meeting previous two recreation/enjoyment . Need should be limited; want restricted; desire frugal if not nil.
Answered by Sumit Ganguly, 11 Aug '09 04:44 pm

 
  
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Narrow difference. However, the NEED takes importance over the other two.
Answered by Srijith KP, 11 Aug '09 10:00 am

 
  
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Need is compulsory, want is optional and desire is reserch i.e Phd......
Answered by pradeep mishra, 11 Aug '09 09:55 am

 
  
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