“The Needful” is a word I learned from my Russian born now US Citizen friend that I’ve known for over twenty years.
Its not a word that exists in english. That’s why “the needful” sounds funny. Its not-a-word.
The needful points at what must be done. What only you can do.
In more limiting words it means to your duty. Its as simple as this 2×2.
But blur your mind when you look at it, or you’ll miss what there is to see.
Here’s a poem that comes to mind. Needful is not your duty.
Insane it is a system
Installed from them before
Stories that can’t be changed
Unless there is a war.
Wars arranged by men
Fought by duty boys
The way it’s always been
Unless we make some noise.