These are the things we need to survive:
- Shelter (the roof over your head… whether you own it, rent it, or live with a relative or friend). This also needs to include taxes, utilities (electricity, water, and sewer) and basic repairs. TV and telephone are optional… believe it or not!
- Food… the basics for survival. Cookies and sweets optional!
- Clothing, to protect you from outside elements. This can be second-hand, not just designer.
- Books and supplies for school.
Other Essential Needs
Although some of these items might be put off for a short period of time, eventually we need these things too: doctors, dentists, eye glasses etc.