- To be acknowledged
- To have someone that gives love
- To give love in return
- To feel needed
- To belong
- To be recognized for abilities and efforts
- To invest efforts in living
Security is also wanted, but not by all. Fame inspires some, but its call is quiet for most. Challenge beyond abilities appeals to a few, and it provides satisfaction and regrets. Camaraderie in experiences and memories appeals to most.
Long life is thought to be wanted by all, but many prefer significance to long existence. Significance can come from dedication to a cause or achievement that brings a feeling of completion.
Besides long life, money is thought to be wanted by all. Ownership, a result of money spent, invites those who want it, but not those who seek freedom from things. The feelings of power that come from money are appealing to many, but not to all. Money is important, yet it is less important than other desires.
Connection to others and connection to the world around hold the real wants of all people. Being part of and being needed.
Connection offers true satisfaction in life!