Well, fantasy is the point of this thread man. Fantasy without judgement, without thinking of monetary limits etc...
You keep saying that your material wants are what most ppl would call basic.
..I swear you rephrase that sentiment 5 times in this post without actually listing what those wants are.
Just give it a shot man, say what it is that you would like, and try not to limit yourself to your current life situation.
I find it a bit therapeutical to sometimes daydream about things I would like to have without the constant nagging of "I will never have enough money to afford xyz" .... the point of this thread isn't "I will never have enough money.." ....its just....light hearted fantasizing.
try it man... it is ok to want stuff. It's Ok to indulge in a little selfish fantasy once in a while.
I don't have any specific material wants that are not intrinsically related to basic survival. I really can't think of anything I'd call exotic. Particularly nothing that is out of the reach of someone with a halfway decent job. Like I said. I guess most people would say they'd like some kind of expensive car or something. I don't see cars the way most people do. To me I just see them as depreciating assets that you have to fight with to maintain their utility and their fancy nature.
Same thing with a house or whatever. There's no point in fancy. There's a basic level of functionality and durability and beyond that you're just painting it with gold for the sake of it.
So that's it. I said what I meant. I don't even think I'd really want to own an ordinary house. If money were no object I'd want to rent a normal house out in the sticks somewhere and lease a normal car and trade it in every few years so as to not have to **** with trying to maintain basic functionality of something I just see as a box to get me from one place to another.
Oh. I'd like to have a new computer every so often.
I didn't say it isn't OK to want stuff. Just that I can't think of anything extravagant I'd really want.
In case of emergency, my husk can be used as a flotation device.