There is a cute survey going around on Facebook and articles online through quora.com and other sites being shared, asking people to think about and list 10 things they could not live without.
Some of the replies and lists I have read are very surprising! And some things are really very confusing.
These are several of the funniest answers I have read that people feel they could not live without which were surprising: bathtubs, cheese, toilet paper, Netflix, eyeliner, fire, toothbrushes, television, shampoo, coffee, and chocolate.
Yet others were confusing: trees, credit cards, vacuum cleaner, mops, ironing boards, shaving cream, travel agents, high heels and children.
While the surveys and articles are cute and some are funny, there were very few that were serious. I think that is because we live in a world where there is so much abundance that we no longer think about the basic needs for life.
It also shows me that a basic seriousness about life is not on the minds of most people. Which explains a great deal about our society today.
Then I also thought, what would the top 10 things be I could not live without? As I thought about it I realized that the top 10 things for me were also the top 10 things I am grateful for:
- My family
- My freedom
- My health
- My faith
- Clean water and healthy food
- Survival skills
I fully believe that if I have my top 10 things all the other things we are accustomed to that we think we can’t live without will follow. We should seriously think about these types of things once in a while, as it goes to the core of our values as humans–so open up the conversation with others and listen carefully to what others have to say.
What are the top 10 things you could not live without?