Sunday, 9 October 2011
Enough of everything
Maslow's hierarchy of needs starts with the Biological and Physiological needs - air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sex, sleep. Followed by safety needs then need for belongingness and love. Once these needs are met Esteem - feeling good about yourself and realizing your potential can follow. Nowhere does he say to keep accummulating food and drink. No where does it say build the biggest and most opulent house in order to reach your potential. Having more does not mean better! In fact what happens is that when greed takes over and becomes the driving force it gets in the way of progress. Progress of the spirit and soul that is. Somehow we have these two concepts - accumulation and self-actualization - mixed up. So many have thought that by accumulation of wealth self-actualization naturally follows. But more outside does not equate to more inside. There is enough actually - enough of everything for everyone - what has been missing is the willingness to share. But by ensuring everyone has their basic needs met then everyone can reach their potential. Just imagine for a moment what the world could look like then!!!!