We don’t always have the means to buy what we want in life. There are things that we simply must forgo in favour of other necessities. Kids learn this lesson fairly soon after they first begin begging for Mommy for random items in the grocery check-out line. But we parents also need to keep our needs above our wants at times too.
The trick is in figuring out what exactly are our needs and what are wants are – and sticking to our guns when the pressures increase. At the same time, different people’s needs and wants are not necessarily always going to be the same. We might think we know what other’s needs are, but that it’s not always true. I can think of a number of things that I consider absolute necessities that another person might consider absolutely useless. You might have a look around at any company page to see that a company has as many needs as there are employees to see that that’s true.
One example in our family has to do with health and household environment. We are a family that is intensely interested in natural food, water and air. Again, some of this might be foolish to others, but to us, it’s a matter of life. Only the best quality or those three things above can make a real difference in our personal health for the short and long term (although the long term health consequences are probably more heavily involved).
Of the three things listed above, air might be the most neglected in general. People seem to have become more aware of the choices available in food – such as organic produce. And I’ve noticed that there are many others who are getting their water supplied from water purifier stores or from in-home water purifiers. But for some reason, air purifiers seem to be the last thing considered.
For us, it’s a matter of concern what is floating around in the interior air of our house. Everybody knows that dust particles are dead skin cells for example. But that’s just a portion of what might be lurking in our air. And vacuuming usually doesn’t even touch the tiniest particles floating through the air, much less the most dangerous contaminants.
I mentioned at the beginning that we can’t always get the things we want. And that we have to make careful choices along the lines of our needs and wants. And one of the top needs for us is clean air that we can only be assured of by using an effective air purifier.