Words are important. The ones that you use every day can change your mind, your personality, and your life. Here are four that should almost never be used by people from the industrialized world:
Need - Rarely do Americans truly know what this word means. This why we have the joke "white people problems" or "first world problems" because compared to billions of other people our problems are not problems at all. "THE SATELLITE TV IS OUT BECAUSE OF THE THUNDERSTORM! FUCK MY LIFE!! WHY DOES THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN TO ME?? :-(..". Compare this to a leper living in a scrap metal hut in India and ask yourself if this is really something you should get pissed about.
Deserve - I'm not really sure if there's anything you deserve other than what karma has for you or what the law states you deserve. The idea that you work hard and "deserve" a $3,000 purse or a $65,000 luxury car is not deserving. You deserve to get paid for your labor, but that doesn't mean you deserve to fuck off with it.
Survive - This is the most basic of necessities: food, water, shelter, clothes, and health insurance (debatable, but now it's "free" if you don't make enough income). The nice thing about the good 'ol USA is that these basic necessities are incredibly cheap. Depending upon where you live it shouldn't cost you more than $12,000 a year to meet you basic needs for a single person. Now compare this to how much you spend now!
Poor - This ranks right up there with all of the others. A lot of people including my grandparents didn't know they were poor until the govt told them they were. All of the above basic needs were met, so why would they feel poor? I've noticed this all over the world. Families with dirt floors, no running water, no electricity, no transportation, no health facilities; that was poverty! And the strange thing is they laugh and smile way more than people from the industrialAs a result it irks me when people tell me they're poor because they drive a dependable $3,000 car.
Stop using these 4 words and it'll change your life.