Monday, February 11, 2008

Maslow's pyramid


Maslow's hierarchy of needs was IMHO the representation of one of those great thoughts of humanity and I come back to it from time to time. It was written in 1943 as part of Maslow's theory of human motivations. Today, I still can use it to auto-diagnose where I'm at. If I'm worrying too much for the little stuff, for sure I'm heading towards the bottom of the pyramid.
If I'm loving, inspired, thinking creatively, then I'm heading towards the top. It's a nice graphical reminder and also for me an intention declaration.

I like to think that the pyramid is inverted in my daily life as I like to think that technology allows us to grow up in the pyramid, but I'm not convinced that either of them is really true.

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