Define: "Necessity is the mother of invention."

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"Necessity is the Mother of Invention."

The quote, "Necessity is the mother of invention," is a pretty well known saying. Like most quotes, they can have different meanings for different people. To me, this quote means that without ever having to need anything, nothing would have been invented. Without necessity, the need for new inventions, such as the fire or even the television, may have never been found or even thought of. Also, with the need of certain things, you can help improve your life and the lives of others.

New inventions and ideas happen all the time. Some are planned and others aren't. Necessity plays a key role in the beginnings of new inventions. A few months ago, hurricanes came ripping through Florida and many of my family members and friends didn't have power for several weeks. We met at someone's house and tried to make the best out of a very difficult situation.

While the adults sat inside and chatted, all the kids gathered on the porch to make up a game that would consume time and amuse us all on the same token. With only a few scraps from Twister, Monopoly, and Checkers, we made a game more comical than any other game I have ever heard of. As our parents beckoned us inside, we begged our parents to stay. Knowing we couldn't win them over, we gathered all the pieces, so we could play again.

Improving yours and others lives can bring about many necessities that must be dealt with. Not only can it help someone become a little less stressed, but you can also have a little fun. When my family and I would arrive home after a long day, we decided to invent a "Family Game Night." I remember one...