What is 'necessary' to live?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Melvil, 2 Jul 2008.

  1. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Following a BBC report into the essentials of life (which they calculated as costing around £13,400 a year and included the occasional drink and meal out as well as food, drink, housing etc) what would you consider essential to continue your way of life and to be happy?
  2. graham56

    graham56 Guru

  3. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    In no particular order:

    Somewhere to live

    A fulfilling and satisfying job

    Financially able to make (basic) ends meet

    Able to make the most of free time

    Good health

    Enjoyable hobbies/activities
  4. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    enough land to feed yourself and family

    shelter and clothing

    a health service
  5. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    Food, clothing and shelter
    At least 2 bikes.
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    All the above - at least 3 bikes............. maybe 4, or 5 ?
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Er, you seem to have omitted your single largest expenditure Dayvo, time to come clean. Exactly how much are you spending on prostitutes these days? :wacko:
  8. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    As much as I paid in the old days, Dom! NOTHING!

    I know that's hard for you to believe, but I've never paid for 'it' in my life, and I'm not going to start now, or later! :ohmy:

    Just cos you couldn't find your remote control! :blush:
  9. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Fresh air to breathe, space to move, peace to relax, love to satisfy, food to nourish, health to thrive and water to drink.
  10. peanut

    peanut Guest

    blimey that sounds exactly like my ideal as well . :ohmy: mental note to self must get a life lol;)
  11. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

  12. dantheman

    dantheman Veteran

    all i get is food (plenty), air, water (bottled from my water cooler, so i must be rich...) a home, and only clothes when i really need them, bikes and stuff need to be saved for..

    but my son doesnt want for much, its satisfying, as any parent would know, to think that your child gets more than you did, and as much as you can afford.. you dont begrudge losing some luxuries to see them get nice stuff.
  13. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Dan with respects I feel a better appreciation with my parents thru them giving me less and for life also.

    Its a fact of life that something earnt is far more appreciated than something gave.

    Ive known people to get gave something when younger and it was simply threw aside and that something cost ALOT OF MONEY.

    God knows what the parents felt like.

    When I 1st put my 1st bike together by studying them I respected that like crazy.

    I would read the mags and desperately wanted these fantastic bikes...

    So I used what I had and I got infinately fitter (for years) than any of these lads on the posey bikes and by god did they know it.

    My bike, the other day was, confused for a showroom bike, in a shop, i thought of all the time i'd wanted something so glittering and expensive.

    Its the getting there thats the deal not the result or the fame.
  14. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Nobody has mentioned chocolate yet:ohmy: Or Guiness :ohmy:
  15. More free time.
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