THIS IS WHAT I HEAR FROM ILLEGAL HACKING CAPTURE OF DEVICES IN MY APARTMENT.
So, these pubic surveillance networks THE NETWORK being HOMELAND SECURITY are using these US illegal streaming videos to train overseas global labor pool how to live in AMERICA. Except, living in AMERICA is now becoming LIVING IN CHINA.
Working 8 hours a day US 99% WE THE PEOPLE have had choices---sleeping in vs planning leisurely day with family or friends. Coming and going as wanted.
As much as global banking national/international media wants us to believe CHINA is changing its attitudes towards workers thanks to INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION of UNITED NATIONS-------they are not. We discuss often Chinese businesses keep two records of labor ----one shows ILO goals of worker conditions and the other shows the REAL labor conditions which have not changed in China.
When an article states Chinese workers work 12 hour days -----they are not including FORCED OVERTIME occurring regularly. Chinese workers work as we say 15-18 hours a day. That would give a worker time to get home and go right to bed----if they want 6-8 hours of sleep.
'Long hours and excessive overtime were, for decades, commonplace in the country's manufacturing industry. Now, a long-hours culture has spread to China's offices'.
MASLOW PYRAMID says one cannot climb the pyramid to emotional development if one is struggling with less and less sleep each night. SLEEP IS PUBLIC HEALTH---
IF MOVING FORWARD KILLS OUR SLEEP WE HAVE NO PUBLIC HEALTH.
'Foxconn: Working Conditions in Chinese Factories | Facing Financewww.facing-finance.org/.../working-conditions-in-foxconn...
People work excessive hours, often with no compensation for overtime, which the company claims is done voluntarily. Management controls every aspect of workers’ lives, interfering with their privacy. The concept of privacy is even an illusion, as up to 24 people share a room in huge blockhouses. Foxconn employs about 1.2 million workers in China'.
TED TALKS are far-right wing global banking 1% propaganda so we share this version of MASLOW knowing it is presented to PRETEND or make FAKE goals of MOVING FORWARD.
This video does emphasize SLEEP as the basic animal needs in first stage of human development. When MOVING FORWARD to US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES looking just as they do overseas-----working 15-18 hours a day and trying to have ANY LEISURE time pushes workers to eliminate sleep time for leisure. Leisure is also FAMILY TIME.
Maslow's Human Needs
Humans need food, sleep, safety, love, purpose. Psychologist Abraham Maslow ordered our needs into a hierarchy. This week, TED speakers explore that spectrum of need, from primal to profound.
Friday, April 17, 2015 TED TALK YOU TUBE
Here in Baltimore with saturated NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG illegal surveillance and PORN/SEX TRADE -------children of sexual predators are groomed by watch illegal PORN during family hour and into what should be those children's SLEEP TIME.
Child labor in China---forget that 11-14 hours of sleep-----adult workers in China don't know what it means to sleep 7-9 hours each night.
Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
The amount of sleep a person needs depends on many factors, including age. In general:
- Infants (ages 0-3 months) require 14-17 hours a day.
- Infants (ages 4-11 months) require 12-15 hours a day
- Toddlers (ages 1-2 years) require about 11-14 hours a day.
- Pre-school children (ages 3-5) require 10-13 hours a day.
- School-age children (ages 6-13) require 9-11 hours a day.
- Teenagers (ages 14-17) need about 8-10 hours each day.
- Most adults need 7 to 9 hours a night for the best amount of sleep, although some people may need as few as 6 hours or as many as 10 hours of sleep each day.
- Older adults (ages 65 and older)need 7-8 hours of sleep each day.
- Women in the first 3 months of pregnancy often need several more hours of sleep than usual.
The amount of sleep a person needs also increases if he or she has been deprived of sleep in previous days. Getting too little sleep creates a "sleep debt," which is much like being overdrawn at a bank. Eventually, your body will demand that the debt be repaid.
We don't seem to adapt to getting less sleep than we need. While we may get used to a sleep-depriving schedule, our judgment, reaction time, and other functions are still impaired.
Whereas China and Asian FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES these several decades of extreme wealth extreme poverty far-right wing authoritarian global corporate MARXISM has followed the motto----WORK THEM UNTIL THEY DROP----as the article yesterday has ELON MUSK telling us he works 90 hours a week and everyone else should........below we see the US CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL telling us EVIDENCE-BASED SCIENCE from last century-------that is not MASLOW'S PYRAMID says CDC.
'"As a nation we are not getting enough sleep," Dr. Wayne Giles, director of the CDC's Division of Population Health, said in a press release'.
NO MASLOW PYRAMID ACTION HAPPENING IN MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE US BEING TAKEN TO CHINESE SOCIETAL STRUCTURES.
The culture of HUSTLING ------tied to black market economies like NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG illegal surveillance video and PORN embraces these Chinese structures of WORKING UNTIL YOU DROP to keep the most people at the BASIC NEEDS first stage of development
A young man entering the MTA bus this morning with T-SHIRT saying SLEEP WHEN YOU DIE------is promoting MOVING FORWARD US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE policies.
Feb. 19, 2016 / 10:15 AM
More than a third of Americans not getting enough sleep
More than a third of Americans sleep less than seven hours a night, the minimum needed to reduce risk for a range of diseases.
Getting less than seven hours of sleep per night can increase the risk for diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Photo by Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock
ATLANTA, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- More than 83 million Americans are walking zombies, sleeping less than the recommended seven hours per night, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers at the agency said one-third of the country is opening themselves up to greater chance for obesity, high blood pressure and other metabolic diseases by missing out on sleep.
The split between those who do and do not get enough sleep was along economic, educational and ethnic factors, which researchers said suggests a variety of reasons for why people get too little shut-eye.
"People just aren't putting sleep on the top of their priority list," Dr. Anne Wheaton, an epidemiologist at the CDC, told CNN. "They know they should eat right, get exercise, quit smoking, but sleep just isn't at the top of their board. And maybe they aren't aware of the impact sleep can have on your health. It doesn't just make you sleepy, but it can also affect your health and safety."
For the study, published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers surveyed 444,306 adults in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., finding 65.2 percent slept for at least seven hours per night.
The number of people getting the proper amount of sleep varied by state, with 71.6 percent of South Dakota residents catching seven hours a night on the high end and just 56.1 percent of Hawaiians getting seven hours. Regionally, people in the southeastern United States and those along the Appalachian Mountains get the least amount of sleep and people in the Great Plains states get the most.
The agency found most people get between five and eight hours of sleep per night as 11.8 percent sleep less than five hours per night, 23 percent get six hours of sleep, 29.5 percent average seven hours, 27.7 percent average eight hours, 4.4 percent sleep nine hours, and 3.6 percent sleep 10 hours a night.
The best sleep patterns were seen among whites, 66.8 percent of whom sleep seven hours a night, followed by 65.5 percent of Hispanics, 62.5 percent of Asians, 59.6 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives, 54.2 percent of non-Hispanic blacks, and 53.7 percent of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
More than 60 percent of people in most states get seven or more hours of sleep per night, according to the CDC. Photo by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
More people with college degrees -- 71.5 percent -- and those who are married -- 67.4 percent -- also get the recommended seven hours every night. Just over half, 55.7 percent, of divorced, widowed or separated people sleep seven hours, and 62.3 percent of those who have never married get their seven hours.
The data follows patterns of geographic prevalence for obesity, diabetes, and death rates from heart disease and stroke, researchers report.
Sleep patterns can be changed with health education and behavioral changes, which the CDC said doctors should counsel patients on as a part of regular healthcare.
"As a nation we are not getting enough sleep," Dr. Wayne Giles, director of the CDC's Division of Population Health, said in a press release. "Lifestyle changes such as going to bed at the same time each night, rising at the same time each morning and turning off or removing televisions, computers, mobile devices from the bedroom, can help people get the healthy sleep they need."
One way you get strong, healthy, developed nation socioeconomic MASLOW citizens to fall quickly to being a third world BASIC ANIMAL NEEDS first stage of development society is to have saturated NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG illegal surveillance with sexual predators dishing out STANFORD TOTAL PRISON MODEL------complete with SLEEP DEPRIVATION. This will move a healthy US population used to getting normal amounts of sleep to a population used to DEPRIVATION OF SLEEP needed in MOVING FORWARD US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE workplace policies.
What is happening to me with illegal surveillance is happening all over my community---all over Baltimore ----and it is in your neck of the woods---and yes, it is creating public health crises surrounding SLEEP DEPRIVATION whether those deprived are NOSY NEIGHBORS constantly having to WATCH ME-----or those victims of sexual predation.
One can see all kinds of avenues in US taking people away from MASLOW'S BASIC NEEDS OF SLEEP.
'“There is no question that these tactics were entirely inconsistent with our values as Americans, and their consequences present lasting challenges for us as a country and for the individuals involved,” said Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser'.
My NOSY NEIGHBORS tied to psycho-sexual torture in illegal surveillance STANFORD TOTAL PRISON MODEL are telling me--------YOU ARE SLEEPING TOO MUCH. I hear from other Baltimore citizens that surveillance is making them leave their apartments---they cannot hang out inside their own apartment or buildings.
How U.S. Torture Left a Legacy of Damaged Minds
Beatings, sleep deprivation, menacing and other brutal tactics have led to persistent mental health problems among detainees held in secret C.I.A. prisons and at Guantánamo.
By Matt Apuzzo, Sheri Fink and James Risen
- Oct. 8, 2016
Fifteen years later, it is clear they were wrong.
Today in Slovakia, Hussein al-Marfadi describes permanent headaches and disturbed sleep, plagued by memories of dogs inside a blackened jail. In Kazakhstan, Lutfi bin Ali is haunted by nightmares of suffocating at the bottom of a well. In Libya, the radio from a passing car spurs rage in Majid Mokhtar Sasy al-Maghrebi, reminding him of the C.I.A. prison where earsplitting music was just one assault to his senses.
And then there is the despair of men who say they are no longer themselves. “I am living this kind of depression,” said Younous Chekkouri, a Moroccan, who fears going outside because he sees faces in crowds as Guantánamo Bay guards. “I’m not normal anymore.”
After enduring agonizing treatment in secret C.I.A. prisons around the world or coercive practices at the military detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, dozens of detainees developed persistent mental health problems, according to previously undisclosed medical records, government documents and interviews with former prisoners and military and civilian doctors. Some emerged with the same symptoms as American prisoners of war who were brutalized decades earlier by some of the world’s cruelest regimes.
Those subjected to the tactics included victims of mistaken identity or flimsy evidence that the United States later disavowed. Others were foot soldiers for the Taliban or Al Qaeda who were later deemed to pose little threat. Some were hardened terrorists, including those accused of plotting the Sept. 11 attacks or the 2000 bombing of the American destroyer Cole. In several cases, their mental status has complicated the nation’s long effort to bring them to justice.
Americans have long debated the legacy of post-Sept. 11 interrogation methods, asking whether they amounted to torture or succeeded in extracting intelligence. But even as President Obama continues transferring people from Guantánamo and Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, promises to bring back techniques, now banned, such as waterboarding, the human toll has gone largely uncalculated.
At least half of the 39 people who went through the C.I.A.’s “enhanced interrogation” program, which included depriving them of sleep, dousing them with ice water, slamming them into walls and locking them in coffin-like boxes, have since shown psychiatric problems, The New York Times found. Some have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, paranoia, depression or psychosis.
Hundreds more detainees moved through C.I.A. “black sites” or Guantánamo, where the military inflicted sensory deprivation, isolation, menacing with dogs and other tactics on men who now show serious damage. Nearly all have been released.
While today's LACK OF SLEEP with children/students may lean towards social media/technology keeping them awake rather than school work -------these patterns will very quickly change. Our US children finding too much time for social media will find themselves cured of LEISURE TIME as corporate RACE TO TOP COMMONER CORE have goals of Asian neo-liberal education structures----SLEEP DEPRIVATION will be tied to WORK----not LEISURE.
Do US children need BOOT CAMP to change leisure habits taking from SLEEP BASIC NEEDS? Well, the goal of BOOT CAMP policies is to flip that leisure to work without changing SLEEP DEPRIVATION.
Getting Enough Sleep is No Easy Task for Today's Students ...
Over 50% of high school students report that they sleep seven hours or less each night, and about one in five get less than six hours 6. And 82% of both middle and high school students said that they woke up tired and unrefreshed, and more than half had trouble concentrating in school 7 .
Sleep Deprivation in Teens - Child Mind Institute
Nine and a quarter hours of sleep is what they need to be optimally alert. According to a 2010 large-scale study published in The Journal of Adolescent Health, a scant 8% of US high school students get the recommended amount of sleep. Some 23% get six hours of sleep on an average school night and 10% get only 5 hours.
10 Sleep Deprivation in College Students Statistics - HRF
10 Sleep Deprivation in College Students Statistics Sleep deprivation is a condition describing when a person doesn’t get enough sleep. Although the amount of sleep that people need varies (between people), most people (adults) generally need as much as eight hours of sleep each night to feel well rested and alert throughout the day and evening.
Stressed Out College Students Losing Sleep - ABC News
Stressed Out College Students Losing Sleep. ... News) -- U.S. college students don't get enough sleep, and stress is the prime reason, a new study reports. ... the importance of sleep in their ...
Losing sleep over climate change -- ScienceDaily
Losing sleep over climate change Date: May 26, 2017 Source: University of California - San Diego Summary: A new study of US data suggests a sleep-deprived planet by century's end.
Too Much Homework, Too Little Sleep ... - Craig Canapari, MD
Results suggest that regardless of how much a student generally studies each day, if that student sacrifices sleep time to study more than usual, he or she will have more trouble understanding material taught in class and be more likely to struggle on an assignment or test the following day.
Losing sleep over work? New study says you’re not alone ...
According to the study, 13 percent of people never lose sleep thinking about their job. The survey found younger people are more likely than older people to lose sleep over work. 40.712775 -74.005973
Among teens, sleep deprivation an epidemic | News Center ...
According to a 2006 National Sleep Foundation poll, the organization’s most recent survey of teen sleep, more than 87 percent of high school students in the United States get far less than the recommended eight to 10 hours, and the amount of time they sleep is decreasing — a serious threat to their health, safety and academic success.
Homework vs. Sleep: A Major Cause of Stress in Teens
Homework stresses kids out; there is no way around this fact. The combination of heavy homework loads and early school start times is a major cause of sleep deprivation and consequent stress in teens, but this can be a problem even in younger kids.
One in five young people lose sleep over social media ...
One in five young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research. This night-time activity is making teenagers three times more likely ...
Think when that 9 hours of LEISURE flips to being absolutely no time for LEISURE in US
'Teens spend nearly nine hours every day consuming media - The ...
Teens spend nearly nine hours every day consuming media ... and just under 8 hours for 15-18 year ... gap — one that only becomes more concerning as more of students' school work goes online. ... '
Getting Enough Sleep is No Easy Task for Today's Students
By Alina Saminsky
2010, Vol. 2 No. 02 | pg. 1/1
Take a look inside a high school classroom. You will most likely find a teacher at the front of the class and students sitting at their desks. Yet, look closer, and you might notice a familiar trend: many of these students are not paying attention. Instead, they are dozing off or even completely asleep.
Today, an overwhelming majority of high school students are not getting enough sleep. This lack of sleep is a serious problem, especially as students are doing more than ever with their time. They come to school early, spend hours listening to teachers and taking tests, then run off to practices and meetings, and come home to be faced with even more work. And the homework load these days is not light; teachers assign hours worth of homework each night. Our nation’s teenagers require just as much sleep as they did when they were younger, and they are simply not getting this much needed rest.
Most kids need at least nine hours of sleep per night in order to function properly1. Yet the period of this nine hours shifts as a child gets older. After puberty, the body’s internal clock changes so that it is difficult for teens to fall asleep before 11pm2. So even if a student falls asleep at eleven, they would need to sleep until at least 8am to get a full night's sleep. Considering the time at which most high schools in this country begin, those nine hours are clearly being cut short. Few high schools starts after 8am. However, there are schools that have paid attention to this research and pushed forward the start of their school day.
In schools where the start time is after 8:30 in the morning, the faculty and staff believe that there has been a real change in their students. They note that the students miss class less, pay more attention in class, perform better in class, and report lower levels of depression3. These changes are clearly not just coincidental. The researchers of these studies say that the results are quite significant and that more schools should consider pushing up their start times4. Another issue is the time when standardized tests are given. Most of these tests are given at 8am, which can, in fact, hinder the performance of otherwise intelligent kids. Out of all of the times in the school day, 8am results in the poorest scores, since the brains of the kids are not fully functional at this time5.
So exactly how much sleep are teens in our nation getting?
Over 50% of high school students report that they sleep seven hours or less each night, and about one in five get less than six hours6. And 82% of both middle and high school students said that they woke up tired and unrefreshed, and more than half had trouble concentrating in school7. These statistics are overwhelming. We are making it so much harder for kids to learn by forcing them to wake up so early. And the consequences of not getting enough sleep are severe. The short-term consequences include bad moods, a deterioration in learning ability, being wearier, being less alert, having to expend greater effort to learn, and an increase in skipped classes8.
All of these are common symptoms visible in high schools across the country. More specifically, the loss of REM sleep (rapid eye movement) may result in memory loss, a decline in information processing, increased irritability and anxiety, decreased socialization and humor, hypersexuality, mental fatigue, decrease in creativity, and a decline in the ability to handle complex tasks9. And with consistent lack of sleep, the effects become more serious. The long-term consequences can range from being misdiagnosed with ADHD, to diabetes, serious sleep problems, rebelliousness, cigarette smoking, depression, heart disease, obesity, and even a shortened life span10. Another large consequence of tired teens is that they are more likely to get behind the wheel when they are tired, leading to accidents caused by simply not getting enough sleep. Drowsy driving is a major cause of accidents among adolescents11. But many school administrators are hesitant to change school start times.
The major reason seems to be bus schedules and after-school activities. Schools are worried that they will have to buy new busses or spend money in other ways. In fact, some schools that have changed their start time have switched start times with their corresponding middle or elementary schools, easily avoiding this problem. Another counterargument is that if school starts later, then school must get out later. Yet I think that getting out of school later is a positive consequence. Ending school at 2:30pm doesn’t really make sense. First of all, kids have more time in between when they get out of school and when their parents get home, which can lead to unproductive behavior. Also, kids that drive home would be less likely to get into an accidents due to fatigue12.
Then there is also the question of whether this trend is only a problem in the United States. However, similar research has been found all over the world including Brazil, Italy and Israel. This goes to show that the sleep-wake cycle of adolescents is a biological, rather than a cultural phenomenon13. Teens all over the world need the same amount of sleep, and they need it at the same times. Yet, it seems as the whole world may be turning a blind eye to this serious topic.
LIVING IN A PERPETUAL PRESENT. MASLOW pyramid of emotional development necessitates a human's ability to immerse her/himself into THOUGHT---THINKING that takes one through PAST, PRESENT, and into FUTURE. One cannot be HEALTHY----one cannot be tied to family/love/community if one lives every moment in the PRESENT----
When living on corporate campuses has a goal of each worker spending their entire lives WORKING------in THE PRESENT------you are not being tied to MASLOW'S PYRAMID OF HUMAN EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT.
'Death from overwork'
'Min are part of an estimated 10 million young migrants who work in China's booming factories. These migrants live in a "perpetual present," forging individual and nontraditional lives amid the breakneck pace of manufacturing'.
'The self-actualizing person is not at all dependent on what others think of them. This state of detachment can sometimes be mistaken for rebellion, especially by those who desire to control others'.
I constantly get from NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG how I can stand having been exposed by illegal surveillance video and PORNOGRAPHY ---why am I not shamed and humiliated-------why am I not running away now that I know I am a victim of sexual predation and have no privacy. Do I really have no friends or family----no one likes me? This is what NOSY NEIGHBORS and psycho-sexual torture likes its victims to believe.
Not everyone self-actualized has every trait listed below. One would say-----you didn't even figure out you were being illegally surveilled and befriended people tied to these black market structures. Well, as someone ALWAYS THINKING----probably more in tune to the lying, cheating, stealing, goals of ROBBER BARON and ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE all my life----one captured in THOUGHT ----one appreciating even the smallest, simplest natural things around them ---one OK with being alone does not always look closely at motives. Even now, I assess the damage done to me in terms of expectations and pledges others make outside their relationship to me.
RIGHT AND WRONG is easy to assess if one is tied to humanist morals and ethics----religious Mosaic and Christian laws of social justice.
THERE IS NO PLACE IN CIVIL SOCIETY FOR NOSY NEIGHBORS AND THE GANG SEXUAL PREDATION AND ILLEGAL SURVEILLANCE BUT I WILL NOT GET MAD---I WILL WORK FOR JUSTICE.
When people are trapped in MASLOW'S first stage of development they will never reach those higher stages.
April 22, 2018
Maslow: 15 Traits of Self-Actualized People
This article discusses the traits that self-actualized people exhibit, and how we can recognize these traits in ourselves and others.
The list below was constructed by Abraham Maslow, who studied the shared characteristics of individuals who had achieved great success. His sample included; Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Camille Pissarro, Einstein, Ida Tarbell, Spinoza and Harriet Tubman as well as a few other socially prominent individuals.
All items listed here were pulled directly from Abraham Maslow’s book, Motivation and Personality, which was published in 1970.
1. More Efficient Perception of Reality and More Comfortable Relations With It.
“self-actualizing people have an unusual ability to detect the spurious, the fake, and the dishonest in personality, and in general to judge people correctly and efficiently” (Maslow, 1970).
Maslow suggests that this efficiency to detect falsehoods extended to many other areas of life, including, art, music, scientific matters and even politics. Self-actualizing people could spot inconsistencies or concealed realities more far more easily than the average person.
This trait can easily be mistaken for “good taste or good judgment,” but throughout the study, it became clear to Maslow that this was in fact something beyond those two assumptions. He concluded that this was based on these people’s very consistent perception. They seemed to have a permanent view of what goes on behind the scenes.
2. Acceptance of Self, Others and Nature.
“They can accept their own human nature, with all its shortcomings, with all its discrepancies from the ideal image without feeling real concern” (Maslow, 1970).
Self-actualizing people lack overriding guilt, crippling shame and extreme anxiety. They are more content with life and all of its shortcomings. This is a direct contrast of the person who is constantly crippled by anxieties and worries.
The self-actualizing person is also able to enjoy their “animal-nature,” without feelings of regret, shame or apology. “They seem to have a uniformly good appetite for food; they seem to sleep well; they seem to enjoy their sexual lives without unnecessary inhibition and so on.” (Maslow 1970). This is not to say that they never experience guilt or shame, they just experience it in appropriate amounts and are rarely hindered by it.
3. Spontaniety; Simplicity; Naturalness
“Their behavior is marked by simplicity and naturalness, and by lack of artificiality or straining for effect. His unconventionality is not superficial but essential or internal… and he is perhaps more human, more revealing of the original nature of the species” (Maslow 1970).
The self-actualizing person’s mind is inherently unconventional, and they may feel out of place in normal social situations; but they tend to play along with them as not to hurt anyone who thinks they are pleasing him. Though this person will never allow for a social convention to get in the way of their doing something important; they can easily drop their facade in order to achieve a goal.
The self-actualizing person is motivated by developing more fully into their own style, which is in direct contrast to the non self-actualizer, who is primarily motivated by basic needs gratification (ie food, water, shelter, sex).
4. Problem Centering.
“Self-actualizing people are in general strongly focused on problems outside themselves… they are not generally much concerned about themselves… These individuals customarily have some mission in life, some task to fulfill, some problem outside themselves which enlists much of their energies” (Maslow, 1970).
Self-actualizing people tend to be focused on what could be called philosophical questions; they tend to live in the widest possible frame of reference. In other words, they see the big (biggest) picture.
This ability to view the world with such a large frame of reference holds a very important social and interpersonal importance. This ability of theirs has an innate way of imparting feelings of serenity and lack of worry that makes life less painful for not only themselves, but for all those who are associated with them.
5. The Quality of Detachment; The Need for Privacy
“For all my subjects it is true that they can be solitary without harm to themselves and without discomfort… it is true for almost all that they positively like solitude and privacy to a definite greater degree than the average person.” (Masolow 1970).
Self-actualized people are often undisturbed by that which produces stress in others. This is one of the first things that people notice about self-actualizing people; they have an ability to remain calm and serene through personal misfortunes without reacting violently like the average person does. This can be due to their ability to stick with their own perception of events, rather than relying upon how others view the matter.
6. Autonomy (Independence of Culture and Environment)
“Self-actualized people are not dependent for their main satisfactions on the real world, or other people or culture or means to ends or, in general, on extrinsic satisfactions. Rather they are dependent for their own development and continued growth of their own potentialities. ” (Maslow 1970)
The self-actualizing person is not at all dependent on what others think of them. This state of detachment can sometimes be mistaken for rebellion, especially by those who desire to control others.
7. Continued Freshness of Appreciation
“Self-actualizing people have the wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy, however stale these experiences may have become to others… for such a person, any sunset may be as beautiful as the first one” (Maslow, 1970).
This “newness,” as C. Wilson had put it, is very refreshing for people who associate with self-actualizing people. A husband of 60 years may be just as awe-struck by his wife’s beauty at 80, as he was when he first married her. This is almost a child-like spirit or playfulness that never seems to dull with age. As Maslow puts it, even the thousandth flower for the self-actualized person is just as beautiful as the first.
8. Mystic Experiences (Peak Experiences)
“feelings of limitless horizons opening up to the vision, the feeling of being simultaneously more powerful and also more helpless than one ever was before, the feeling of great ecstasy and wonder and awe, the loss of placing in time and space with, finally, the conviction that something extremely important and valuable had happened.” (Maslow, 1970).
These peak experiences were noted by subjects to have occurred during sexual orgasm, as well as through intense enjoyment of music or art. These experiences even extended into a broader range of any experience which included any time there is a loss of self; problem centering, meditation or even intense concentration. Self-actualizing people tend to feel to the fullest extent, and feel in such a way that is out of reach to the average person.
“Peaking self-actualized people tend to live in a realm of being; of poetry, esthetics; symbols; transcendence’ “religion” of the mystical, personal, non institutional sort; and of end-experiences.” (Maslow 1905).
“Self-actualizing people have for human beings in general a deep feeling of identification, sympathy, and affection in spite of the occasional anger, impatience, or disgust… because of this they have a genuine desire to help the human race as if they were all members of a single family.” (Maslow 1970).
Maslow goes on to say that self-actualizing people often feel distant and alien to the average person. Very few people understand him, thus, he is often saddened and even enraged by the self-imposed limitations of the average person. This causes the self-actualizing person to take on a role of “the older brother/sister,” as Alfred Adler put it, because they see a truth that is very clear to them which is veiled to the average person.
10. Interpersonal Relations
“Self actualizing people have deeper and more profound interpersonal relations than any other adults (although not necessarily deeper than those of children.) They are capable of more fusion, greater love, more perfect identification, more obliteration of the ego boundaries than other people would consider possible.” (Maslow, 1970).
Self-actualizing people tend to have very few close acquaintances, due to their extreme selectiveness. Their bonds are often deeper, but compared to the average person, their circle of friends is typically very small (if existent at all).
Self-actualized people also have no problem speaking “realistically and harshly of those who deserve it, and especially of the hypocritical, the pretentious, the pompous, or the self-inflated.” (Maslow, 1970). Social ranking is of no importance when the self-actualized person recognizes deception; whether these be of a religious, political or work-based nature.
11. The Democratic Character Structure
“All my subjects may be said to be democratic people in the deepest possible sense… they can be and are friendly with anyone of a suitable character regardless of class, education, political belief, race or color… it is as if they are not even aware of these differences.” (Maslow, 1970). These individuals often select friends of an elite nature, thought not elite in birthright, race or color; but rather eliteness of character, capacity and talent.
These people easily learn from anybody who has something to teach them, no matter what characteristics they may have. This quality is often viewed as humility in the purest form. The majority of Maslow’s subjects exhibited an ability to respect all humans, just based on the fact that they are a fellow human being. This goes along with their very strong sense of right and wrong, or good and evil. Self-actualized people “are more likely rather than less likely to counterattack against evil men and evil behavior.” (Maslow, 1970).
12. Discrimination Between Good and Evil
“These individuals are strongly ethical, they have definite moral standards, they do right and do not do wrong. Needless to say, their notions of right and wrong and good and evil are often not the conventional ones.” (Maslow, 1970).
Self-actualizing people rarely have to debate within themselves whether or not an action is right or wrong. They seem to have an innate sense of right and wrong, though this sense may differ from that of the religious nature. These people may not even be religious at all.
13. Philosophical, Unhostile sense of Humor
“Their sense of humor is not of the ordinary type. They do not consider funny what the average man considers to be funny. They do not laugh at hostile humor or superiority humor… characteristically what they consider humor is more closely allied to philosophy than anything else… more akin to parables or fables.” (Maslow, 1970).
Self-actualized people tend to joke about humanity as a whole, and all of its shortcomings. Abraham Lincoln was a great example of this, he probably never made a joke that hurt anyone. His jokes always had a function beyond just invoking a laugh. They often carried with them subtle gems of wisdom.
“Each one shows in one way or another a special kind of creativeness or originality or inventiveness that has certain peculiar characteristics… which is akin to the universal creativeness of unspoiled children.” (Maslow, 1970).
Maslow goes on to say that this creativeness is different than that of a musician, or an artist. It is more related to the self-actualized person’s ability to do anything they are engaged in with a certain style. It is as if they are less inhibited or don’t care as much about how other people view them or their actions, this brings with their actions a certain freedom and beauty.
This creativeness is also closely akin to spontaneity, which is closely related to some of the behaviors seen in children. They have an almost perfect ability of finding joy in even the most monotonous of tasks.
15. The Transcendence of Culture; Resistance to Enculturation
“Self-actualizing people are not well adjusted (in the naive sense of approval of and identification with the culture). They get along with the culture in various ways, but of all of them it may be said that in a certain profound and meaningful sense they resist enculturation and maintain inner detachment from the culture in which they are immersed.” (Maslow, 1970).
Although self-actualizing people tend to appear normal on the outside, they are the least bit ordinary. Maslow also noted that the majority of his subjects never really “identified” with any organization or culture, they always seemed to set themselves outside of it, as if they didn’t belong to anything at all. This was noticed when he would ask them about American culture versus that of other cultures. They didn’t hold American culture with any higher regard than that of other cultures. This was quite odd, as the Vietnam was occurring during the time this research was conducted.
Do you know anyone who may be self-actualized? If so, who are they? What do YOU believe sets them apart from everyone else?
'thoroughly incapable of bettering himself'
means MASLOW'S gone.
We cannot forget in looking at MASLOW'S pyramid of human needs especially at the bottom most stage of basic animal needs that MOVING FORWARD DEEP, DEEP, REALLY DEEP STATE has a goal of removing even those basic needs from our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE-------what is DEPRAVITY but the removal of MASLOW from societal structures!
Far-right wing, militaristic, authoritarian, extreme wealth extreme poverty TOTALITARIANISM is always DEPRAVED and never thinks of a MASLOW.
'The doctrine of total depravity is a very humbling one.
It is not that man leans to one side and needs propping up,
nor that he is merely ignorant and requires instructing,
nor that he is rundown and calls for a tonic;
but rather that he is undone, lost, spiritually dead. Consequently, he is "without strength,"
thoroughly incapable of bettering himself';
MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD is a MASLOW-FREE ZONE-----you know, FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE.
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