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
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
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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