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Intelligent, reasonable men of good will SHOULD be able to agree on things that matter.

"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to
  one who is striking at the root."
- Henry David Thoreau
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If it has a hole in its bottom, it matters little whether
the cup is half full or half empty.
- Site Author

Updated: 01/21/2020

Not much need be said about this word or concept. It simply signifies satisfaction. There are actually beautiful phrases in the scriptures that can apply:

In referring to one's grain container being filled for purchase: "Shaken, pressed down, and overflowing".

And, "Eye hath not seen, ear hath not heard".

Need is here simply being defined as that which is necessary for the sustenance of life, and desire is being defined as that which is necessary for the enhancement of life.

Human beings do NOT have needs and desires that are infinite, though they be eternal. Our limited requirements of fulfillment CAN or COULD be satisfied. The problem with our experienced reality now is that "our reach exceeds our grasp", the  limits of what is realistic are more narrow and constrictive than the range of our needs and desires. That we can never be satisfied is not a problem with our nature but with our current reality!

It is the increase of appetite and its fulfillment that is the prominent cycle in our lives and that gives us much pleasure and enjoyment. When the level of fulfillment is too low, we suffer either physically or psychologically. How wonderful it would be to be satisfied and not have to chase after and worry about getting the things we want and need to sustain and enhance our lives, and to be able to focus primarily on the enhancement aspect.

You are free to do what you want, but you are
not free to want what you want.
- Schopenhauer

Every human being has a natural, intrinsic and legitimate desire and need for fulfillment. This SHOULD BE a foundational principle of every philosophy or theology.

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