Deep Thoughts-What do I think about the original hierarchy of needs?
Emma, Christine, Tania, and Valerie
- Confidence doesn’t come easily to everyone so achieving this is harder
- One should be confident about himself and care about it the most
- Safety can be somewhat limiting at times and if you’re very concerned about it, you may be missing out on life
- I think self and esteem and which level they should be put in depends on the person’s definition
- Not everyone has the same idea on what one word means
- Wouldn't your safety be more important than your belongings? What if there was a fire? Would you run out of there will you still have time or would you grab your belongings?
- I said you need safety, clothes, food, and shelter to get through the last 3 stages, which is kind of like “finding your inner-self”
- Belonging, esteem, and self would be found over time as you go on with your life
Tian: “Does a person who lives on an island with no one else but himself need clothes?...If this person knows how to hunt…without needing clothes and belonging.”
Seth: “A person needs esteem to feel good about themselves to believe in themselves then they obtain self...needs a group to give and receive esteem”
Damian: “humans crave the need of being needed and to belong”
Stanley: “near the top, those ideas are mainly mental and not completely necessary to survival...after belonging, people desire respect/value”
Steven: “food, shelter, clothing, and safety are the main priorities of survival...need affection to love self”
Jian-I agree with Jay’s POV
-Food,water,and air are some of the physical needs for human survival, without them our body can’t function properly and will die.These needs are the most important and should be met first.
-Personal security which is when one individual feels reassured of their surroundings
-Financial security which is when you feel reassured that you have the resources(money) to support you living now and your future.
-Health/wellbeing-free from ill/injury
-Safety against accidents/illness-safe against diseases and accidents that may harm one individual.
-After the first two levels of needs are fulfilled the human individual needs feelings of belonging. -Belonging is most im portant during one’s childhood
-Belonging includes belonging to friends and family(acceptance with your friends and family)
-Esteem is when one human individual seeks to be accepted,respected,and valued by others. -Some people do different jobs or hobbies to earn this esteem because the individual feels they’ve contributed to society.
-There are people with low esteem which is when one individual feels inferior to others and seek respect from others.
-Self is when one individual realizes his/her full potential and capabilities as a human being
-This level of need specifically tries to show one individuals desire to accomplish so he/she can make the most out of his/her life.
Dustin-Disagree (My Interpretation Below)
-Lv. 1-Priority, Necessity
-This level is a no-brainer. Anyone could have guessed this would be the most important. If not for the food, shelter, or clothing we are supplied with, we’d end up dead, or would be better off dead, making this whole Hierarchy chart useless or pointless.
-Up to this point, I still agree with Jay. Without security, you wind up severely hurt (which leads to death if not treated) or dead, again, making this chart pointless. With security though, one can survive the most horrid of nights in any type of environment.
-Lv. 3-Belonging & Esteem
-Here is where I start to disagree with Jay. I believe that belonging and esteem don’t necessarily fall under the same category, but work as a mutual relationship. For example, one must have esteem towards others to feel they belong. On the other side, one must feel they belong to esteem others to a certain extent, therefore, making me feel as if these two work hand in hand.
-First, I must explain my definition of self in this usage. To me, “self” means confidence and/or determination in oneself. Now, using this, a person must have the minimum amount of “self” to complete their main objective or motive. Without “self” one cannot or will not have the confidence nor determination to do what one wants to do.
-Lv. 5-. .
-As for level five. Unfortunately for me, I have not figured out what level five might consist of. Perhaps in my hierarchy of needs, I have no level five. Perhaps it depends on the type of person one is to figure this out. I’ve tried thinking about it, but it seems as if Maslow has already pointed out the most obvious of needs a human requires to survive. Therefore, I do not have anything pointed out for level five. I conclude here.
Freemon- I agree with Jay’s POV
-Lv. 1- Necessities
-Food, water, shelter, and air are some of the needs for a human to survive. This is the most important and without it, you’ll die.
-Lv. 2- Safety
-Safety is very important without safety, you can die and be vulnerable to many dangers. Safety is vital to survival as it keeps you alive and keeps you protected.
-Lv. 3- Belonging
-Belonging is important because in life you need friends and family. Without friendship and family, you’ll feel sad and left. No one will be there for you and no one will help and are/love for you.
-Esteem is is where one gets accepted, respected, and admired. It is important for one to get accepted, respected and admired. Without it, you will feel left out and unimportant.
-Self is important because without self you won’t have the confidence to get things done. You won’t be able to do the things to survive if don’t have confidence.
Sabrina- I agree with Jay’s POV
-Level 1- Food, Shelter, and Clothing
These are the basic necessities that a person needs to survive. Without these three things, a person simply cannot survive.
-Level 2- Safety
I think that safety should come next after food, shelter, and clothing. With safety, you are protected and without safety, we can be harmed and might even die.
-Level 3- Belonging
Belonging is also vital to survival. A sense of belonging can help boost one’s confidence to survive. If there is no one there to encourage another person that they should fight to survive, they might give up easily.
-Level 4- Esteem
Esteem should come right after belonging; if you have respect for someone, it might imply that the person can help in the matter of surviving. Without esteem, one may feel less important or inferior to another.
-Level 5- Self
Self should be the last in the hierarchy of needs; although you would need self-confidence and the feeling of being superior to survive, you should think about others before yourself. If you help another person, that person will return the favor and help you out.
Jordyn, Mandy, Briana, Elizabeth, Abby
- Someone can live their lives without having a sure sense of safety
- “I believe you must know who you are as a person to deal with any outside ‘force’. You must first know yourself to respect yourself. Knowing who you are can help you figure out who others are.”
- Respect for yourself and high standards can’t be accomplished without first learning who you are. It’s like the quality of respecting you don’t know.
- “When you are desperate for basic necessities that are always provided for you, your body will tell you off instinct”
- Need for belonging - what kind of crowd to be in or needing to act a certain way to “belong”
- “.. If one does not feel a sense of belongance, they most likely have no self confidence or pride”
- The higher the pyramid goes the deeper and more complex a person’s needs get
- One cannot worry about their higher needs if their basic ones are not met (for example one cannot worry about whether they belong until they know if they are actually safe in their environment)
- When one’s lower needs are not met they literally cannot afford to think about their higher ones. For example, you’re not gonna be thinking about if you really in touch with yourself if you’re dying of thirst
- You’re higher needs are not given to you and are harder to obtain
- In theory having all your other needs would technically be the only true safety both mentally and physically.
- The needs at the bottom of the pyramid are your basest needs and without them you could die while the needs at the top (while still important) are more psychological.