Who Needs This?

This is one of those posts where I have absolutely no idea where it is going to end up. I like these kinds of posts the best :). Alright, straight into it then, we need things. People have a laundry list of things they need in order to survive and then to be successful in life. It’s important to think about these needs and what might happen when they are not being satisfied.

You have probably worked in a job that has a hierarchical structure before. You know the drill, there is someone higher up than you and there is a person that is higher up than him or her and so on. You can’t get approval from the big boss without getting it approved from the person under him first. And, sometimes, when we do try to skip important steps there are negative consequences.

What we need exists in a hierarchy as well. Please look here to see the hierarchy of needs. Now, those of us insane enough to study this more thoroughly have actually looked into how each part of this came to be and so on. Don’t worry about all of that nonsense. Let’s just take a look at whats there.

You need to eat and drink before you can worry about feeling safe. Once you feel safe you can start to feel a sense of belonging and encounter love. A sense of belonging leads to self-esteem and oneness with others. Finally, this  leads to creativeness. If you want a better breakdown than that click here. Personally, I think mine is fine :P. Okay, so, what does all of that David Copperfield kind of crap actually mean?

In a bad mood? Go get something to eat. Feeling rejected and left out? Find someone you really want to be with and have sex. Not creative and spontaneous enough? Don’t know what the facts are? Build up your self-confidence. Some of that sounds funny and way too simple but when we start looking at what we need we find out that there are a few basic things that drive us.

The Client by John Grisham is about a boy who is faced with a life or death chase. The mob is after him and so are the authorities. And, it’s for something he didn’t even do. Or did he? Great book to think about when thinking about needs. What do you need?