Abraham Maslow was a 20th century American psychologist. He was from Brooklyn and went to Wisconsin (B1G!). Maslow is renowned for creating his “hierarchy of needs” - a theory of what humans require from mere survival all the way up to self-actualization.
In a country of rampant consumption, it can be challenging to decipher what is a “need” and what is a “want.” I often believe I need A&M to win the SEC so that I can love my family better. You see the dilemma.
Here is a graphic detailing the general gist of Maslow’s hierarchy:
Please note that the vast majority of humans never reach true self-actualization. So, good luck! Eat at Arby’s.
Years ago, I gave you the Pyramid of Greatness gleaned from another renowned philosopher - Ron Swanson:
I still contend that with this rubric, you can not only actualize yourself, but you can exist on a level of consciousness that typically requires peyote, mescaline, and/or horse tranquilizers.
Life is about evolving, and today I offer to you the Aggie Hierarchy of Needs. Whether you realize it or not, to become YOUR BEST SELF NOW ©Joel Osteen, you need to build on this hierarchy.
Study it. Marinate in it. Get indignant in the ‘mments.