Basic needs

I think definition of basic needs is a little outdated. I mean, a roof over your head, food on the table, clothes on your back and a bed to sleep in? They sound like the needs of cattle than that of a complexed, civilized human.

Here's how I describe basic needs: the ability to pay for or acquire decent healthcare, quality family time through vacations and other means, and self-development for fitness, hobbies and the likes. I'm not saying that owning a private yacht and a personal fitness studio should also be considered basic needs --- that's luxury but letting off steam once in a while and engaging in creative pursuits are all part of a healthy, sustainable and happy life, is it not?

Sure, this post might come off as entitled but I think if humanity is able to meet these needs, we will be free of suffering, gleaming with joy and have a sense of fulfilment!