“I need to charge my phone.”
Well, you don’t really need to charge your phone. In fact, I could make a strong case that you’d be wise to spend a day without it.
“I need to get my homework done.”
Well, you don’t really need to get your homework done. You could be just as happy not going to college, working a job or starting a business.
“I’m hungry. I need to eat.”
Mahatma Gandhi once went three weeks without food.
Once we realize that almost all our modern needs are actually wants, we can begin to relax and think deeply about what makes us happy.