What is to need?

by Bartimaeus
originally published at 11:41AM on Sunday, January 20, 2008

Who are we to say we need something? Who are we to say we need to even do anything. My friends, the only reason we “need” anything anything in this world is based strictly on consequence. We simply choose the path most traveled because we fear consequence. For instance, you dont have to go to school, only be willing to have no education. You dont need a car, just face the fact that u wont be able to travel anywhere. You dont have to eat or drink, only be willing to face death with a heart of steel.
My friends, there’s only one thing we absolutely need to do in this life, and that’s to die. We need nothing material when all is said and done. But without this material, we seem to suffer. It just shows the weakness of the human race. We overcome this material with untangible feeling, belief, love. Our souls are the only relevant variables in life’s complex equation when we die…




  • from Bartimaeus:

    Sorry if i’ve made any of you feel degraded. I just enjoy sparking up complex philosophical reasonings to life. lol

  • from Kermitgorf:

    I always choose the path least traveled. I agree, we choose what we ‘want’ in live more than need, do we need food clothing shelter? St John the Baptist ate locust lived in desert, wore wool. but thats no fun. we as Humans seek entertainment above all else.
    Thought provoking ficlet. well done.

  • from Mistress Elsha Hawk:

    Yes, very thought provoking. We’re all gonna die anyway, might as well do something before we get there. Naked or not. :)

  • from Storykeeper of Fae:

    Felt I’d better sequel. You provoked my thoughts.

  • from .:band baby:.:

    This is really good. Made me think.. I’ll admit I don’t always take the road less traveled. nice.