Ginny and Maslow's hierarchy of needs

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Serina
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   Posted 10/8/2008 3:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I just read completely the website I sent to you about Maslow.  It gives a pretty good summary of Maslow and his teachings.  I used to have his book that I used for my independent study.  I need to have it again.  His book goes more into the depth of Maslow and his findings about human beings.  and I think I figured out how we are selfactualizing on this list, but do so as a group, which indicates, social esteem needs. 
 
When we go to the doctor, we are on our own, and self-actualizing in reference to the doctor or hospital, without our back-up..........this forum.  but the memory is there.  We take it with us wherever we go.
 
But my take on this could be very very wrong.  I may be trying to make a theory fit the things at hand.  Whatever the case may be.........self-actualization is here in this forum, and our social needs are met often with this forum.  In a very real sense, we have it made yeah
 
I can't go back and help someone to fix thier roof, or thier floors, which indicates a basic level of need for shelter and safety.  But I can help to meet social and esteem needs, which leads to self-actualization.  At least I hope I am able to do this.
 
Going to try again for sleep.  woke up at four this morning, and could not go back to sleep.
 
Hope your day is good to you
Hester
Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
 
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Butterflake
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   Posted 10/8/2008 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hester. I vaguely remember Maslow so I googled to review his hiearchy. I think you're on to something re our social needs being met by the forum. Hearing that other lupies struggle with pain, fatigue, take handfuls of medications, brain fog, must quit their job, hate the moon face, can't shed the weight etc (also sharing my issues) sure boosts my self-esteem and social needs. Sometimes I wonder why I have to go through all this crap and immediately remember I'm not alone which helps my confidence. Thanks for the thread Hester. Love, Butterflake  

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Serina
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   Posted 10/8/2008 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   

you are quite welcome butterflake. 

Only have a minute.  Off to see the heart doctor and if these tests go well, I will not have to go see him again for a year.  So the cancer doctor can take his place I guess.  The cancer doctor fusses at me about not doing things timely.  If he does it the next time I see him, I may fire him nono    I am loaded up with weapons of mass destruction yeah

And I found these weapons on this forum.  I have learned that I do not have to listen to this doctor constanty berating me for this or that reason.  and I learned that here.

Maybe we could do a scientific study Butterflake.  Measure this idea of social needs and how they are met here at this forum.  Sell the results and use the money to fix all the problems in this other persons trailer.  I can't remember her name.  I apologize for this.  My mind can't seem to hold onto things like this easily.

Hester


Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
 
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Ginny
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   Posted 10/8/2008 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hester,
 
I hope you got some sleep this morning. Sleep issues are something I'm dealing with right now too.  Every time I have to roll over I wake up because my lower back is in so much pain.  Frustrating.....
 
Well, I don't fully understand the self-actualization thing.  I think it's over my head, LOL!  But I'm glad we're meeting your needs, other's needs and our own needs through this forum.  It really is a great place to be!
 
Be well!!
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, Tramacet, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


Serina
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   Posted 10/9/2008 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Yesterday was hard as far as sleep goes.  but I came home from the doctor yesterday and went to sleep.  I am hoping that when the doctor talks to me about the tests did yesterday that he will not want to see me for a year.  the tests were an echocardiogram, and a carotid arteries ultra sound.

maslow is over my head too Ginny.  He's a brilliant man, and I honor him, but he is still up there above me.  the one thing that made me like him is that he did not dispute Freud with Freud's penis envy syndrome in women.  Instead he created a whole other theory for people, and their needs.  and I am still trying to fully understand his hierarchy of needs.

I have a lot of pain in my lower back too.  Walking is impossible.  Yesterday was a good brain day for me, things were more clear, but I was still wishing that you could be beside me when I went to the doctor.  I just do not do well when it comes to talking to medical people.  Hopefully I will learn.  Two years it took you to learn the medical talk.  If I have two years to get it done, I might be able to do it too.  I did pretty good when I used to take my mama to the doctor, but just can't seem to do it for myself.  But I will learn. eventually.

Thank you for your response

Hester

 

ginny said...
Hi Hester,
 
I hope you got some sleep this morning. Sleep issues are something I'm dealing with right now too.  Every time I have to roll over I wake up because my lower back is in so much pain.  Frustrating.....
 
Well, I don't fully understand the self-actualization thing.  I think it's over my head, LOL!  But I'm glad we're meeting your needs, other's needs and our own needs through this forum.  It really is a great place to be!
 
Be well!!
Ginny


Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
 
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 10/9/2008 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't been posting in this thread since it's somewhat off-topic, but here's a pretty straightforward explanation.

Look at the pyramid picture -- if you don't have the items on the bottom of the pyramid, you will have a hard time climbing the thing...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs

Serina
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   Posted 10/9/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Thank you Lynnwood.  I forgot about the pyramid I think.  The pyramid is probably a better and easier way to understand Maslow theory as he presented it.  I liked his theory for the most part because I was working with a group of people who had not yet met all of the basic level of needs.

It is off topic however, and I will now shut up about it yeah in this thread.

thanks again for the pyramid.
Hester


Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
 
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aspirin, multivitamin, Arthrotec , Meclazine ,  plaquinil, Metoclopomide, Doxepin , Metoprolol, synthroid,  Amlodipine, Crestor, Lasinopril, Plavix, phenagrin,  Restasis  


suetoo
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   Posted 10/22/2008 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi! Everyone,
I teach Maslow every year in my LPN and CNA classes. It is one of our first chapters. He is highly regarded as being rt. on. Self actualization is being goal directed and able to think independently, working to one's potential. It is a dynamic, which involves learning, and understanding. Highly self actualized people continuously try to learn and understand more. And like the base of a pyramid providing support for the levels above it, you can't have a good sense of self worth, self esteem, without being fed, safe and sheltered first. And this forum is wonderful and it is great to have so much to chat with each other about.
hugs,
sue
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