Jan D. sent a note that the latest episode of webcomic Cat and Girl features a meditation on wants and needs. With the permission of artist Dorothy Gambrell, here’s the strip:

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Girl says:

To need is to live. To want is to live in society. What if we could break free from want. What could that mean? What if we didn’t want anything?

What if we didn’t want anything? Would our lives be dull? How can one find balance between wanting and having?

It’s a great question. What if we could break free from want? For myself, reducing wants has played a fundamental role in helping me improve my finances. When I stopped wanting so many things, I stopped spending. I stopped feeling bad that I didn’t have things. I became more satisfied with who I am and what I have.

Cat and Girl is awesome. It often features commentary on class, money, and consumerism. Look for a future interview with artist Dorothy Gambrell about “the financial aspect of this comic strip thing”. (And let me know if you have any questions you’d like to ask her.)

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