Want and Need

Zack Aris for Scott Kelby hits the nail on the head… Transform. You can see his photography and his detailed work on Zack’s web site

Just finished watching this really moving and intense film. The intro is a bit long you can just skip it to get into the original film.

Its so true we go through life running after money fame fortune, on times expense the same time we could be with people, people we love, have fun. There needs to be a healthy relationship between what we need ( not what we want ) and whats really important.

As Zac says in the film, why should I wait for the 30 minute lunch break when I can be having food with my wife in the coffee shop. When I can go for a noon meeting at my sons school instead of the weekends with my sons.

So its all about choices we need to realize whats really important because at the end of the day, what really matters is what sort of relationship you had with people. Did you give them time, did you tell them how you feel about them .

I’m absolutely not saying don’t work, or money is not important. I’m just saying its not that important as much as you think it is. We always run after things from the 32″ Plasma to the 60″ . The question is does it really matter in the end? Does it matter how big a screen you had? Or what matters more is with who did you watch the game last night ?

Morrie says a really brilliant thing, he says ” There is a big confusion in this country between what we want and what we need. You need food, you want a chocolate sundae. You have to be honest with yourself you don’t need the latest sports car, you don’t need the biggest house”

“The truth is , you don’t get satisfaction from those things. You know what gives you satisfaction?”, ” Offering other what you have to give. I don’t mean money mitch. I mean your time. Your concern. Your story telling. Its not so hard. “


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Fahim Akhter

Fahim is a product manager with over 10 years of experience currently working as product head at MONT5. He focuses on user centric centric design, especially on brand, user experience and revenue product challenges. Prior to joining MONT5, Fahim's has worn multiple hats during his career from game production to product development but the emphasis has always been on creating unparalleled user experience and to help startups to make complex products more engaging. He has worked on diversified portfolio of startups including games, apps, education and e-commerce with product reach of 10M users across the globe. Fahim is a computer science graduate from FAST Islamabad. He volunteers for education and mentors students and startups, to help them grow and drive innovation.

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