There are many things in life that we have, but how many of which do we really need to live. In Thoreau's second part of walden, necessities, he spectates on how everybody has all of this new stuff that is supposed to be the best on the market and better than everybody else's, but is all of this new stuff really necessary. Like I talked about in my last piece on walden, even though Thoreau's walden was written a very long time ago, most of his statements in the book so far are still true today. If you asked people what they want, the list would be infinite, that's because people's wants I finally exceed their needs. But, if you go to people and ask them what they need, the list will still be very long. But most of those thing are still really unnecessary, the only things you need in life are those that just lay in your house all day collecting dust, it is not those with sentimental value, it is those that you truly need to survive, and with ought them you would die, plus the one thing that lets you do the thing you love. Because a life where you are just living, barely surviving, is no way to live.