The 5 Core Human Wants: Focus on These and Ignore Everything Else

Simple secrets to the good life

I don’t know you, but I know you.

The Ultimate Overarching Goal We All Share

“Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.” — Viktor Frankl

You want to feel like your life means something. You want to feel like you matter. Everyone wants to feel like they have a purpose in life. The good news? Purpose doesn’t require money or status, it just requires you to stop lying to yourself and start working on things that matter to you.

Here are the cliff notes of the propaganda machine:

  • Learned helplessness — Notice how almost none of the messages coming from the media are uplifting or empowering. When was the last time you heard someone on the news talk about personal responsibility? Never. Sadly, I observe people who are wholly brainwashed. They genuinely believe upward mobility doesn’t exist because the T.V. told them so.
  • Consumer culture — I talk about building wealth a lot — creating income streams, saving money, reinvesting said money, and owning assets. Sometimes I get called ‘greedy’ for this. But no one bats an eye when you buy a brand new car, a home you can barely afford, an iPhone, or name brand clothes. Notice how you’re punished for using the money for sovereignty and rewarded for building a personal prison with your spending.
  • Tall poppy syndrome — You’re trained from a young age not to stand out. People sacrifice their dreams, mostly, sadly, for the need to fit in. That’s it. That’s what you’re most afraid of — people not liking you, a little judgment, embarrassment. If you’ve been brainwashed into sacrificing your purpose for the sake of looking good in front of others, you have to do the hard and time-consuming work of re-wiring your brain in the opposite direction.

The Root of All Freedom

“You get up two and a half million dollars, any asshole in the world knows what to do: you get a house with a 25 year roof, an indestructible Jap-economy shitbox, you put the rest into the system at three to five percent to pay your taxes and that’s your base, get me? That’s your fortress of fucking solitude. That puts you, for the rest of your life, at a level of fuck you. Somebody wants you to do something, fuck you. Boss pisses you off, fuck you! Own your house. Have a couple bucks in the bank.” — John Goodman in the Gambler

Let’s piggyback on the point I made about money earlier. Do we all want to be rich? No. But we all want to escape survival mode.

Take a look at these articles on how to build a vehicle for your freedom:

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The Lynchpin of Human Life

“True love is free of fear and characterized by non–attachment.” — Dr. David Hawkins

Who doesn’t want love? Who doesn’t want to have amazing relationships?

The Trait We’re All Dying to Have

“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” — Vince Lombardi

The core emotions behind the outrage culture in society are fear and a lack of confidence. The media plays on your fears and teaches you to lack confidence in yourself.

The Ultimate Goal

“A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought — they must be earned.” — Naval Ravikant

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