I just met, again, someone using the phrase "willing". He said: "I'm willing to go." Why did he not use "want to"?
Is there any difference between the words? Any situation where you would just use one of both?
So I did some research about it, still I'm confused about it.
I found a reference here explaining the difference. It says that "want to" means things that I really wish to do or happen. On the other hand, "willing" means to be able to do something but it isn't really the number one thing which is a priority.
But what is about a sentence like "I'm willing to wait."? "I want to wait" doesn't sound as it could mean the same. In my opinion, "ready" could be good replacement for "willing" in this content. So, when do I exactly use "willing" and when "want to"?