No, it is better to not need a thing than to need it.It has been observed that:
"INDEPENDENCE IS SUPERIOR TO PROFIT, AND HE THAT REQUIRES THE LEAST IS MORE EFFICIENT THAN HE WHO HAS ALL." As such, it is better to be able to function without a thing, than to have it in abundance.
Who are you quoting by the way? Yourself? I Googled the quote and couldn't find it.
This is nonsense. You disregard the physical world at great peril, and you are dependent on it to survive, Grasshopper.It is better to be able to disregard the physical world than to be dependent on its good(ness) to survive.