Too Much Want – Learning to Separate Wants and Needs

The other day I saw an internet photo of an overweight (and clearly overfed) dog, with the caption “Too Much Want”.

It got me to thinking about human behaviour and how we react similarly. Barring any immediate and significant negative consequences, if something we desire is put in front of us, we’ll probably take it. Short term gain appeals more than long term planning, whether it be in regards to food, money, health or other things.

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Learning How to Say “No”

Learning how to say “no” is incredibly important and for many different reasons.

If you have trouble saying no to people, they will continue to take advantage of your willingness to help.

If you have trouble saying no to unhealthy food, it will continue to play a significant part in your diet.

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