Dec 28 2022

Actualizationers

Alright, let’s cut the shit. Sometimes there are people that are too cool to read or upgrade. These people say they already have everything they need. These people are liars. Quit lying, liars.

A psychologist named Abraham Maslow created a model to better understand what drives human behavior, “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs”. (Google it.) It is in the shape of a pyramid with the first level being physiological needs (food, shelter, etc) and the last one, the top of the pyramid, self-actualization needs (realization of potential).

“What a man can be, he must be.”

Everyone has needs. And since life is ever-changing, meeting our needs becomes ever-adapting. And with each adaptation there are new potentialities.

Understanding this is to also understand motivations. Everyone is behaving in a certain way, for better or for worse, in order to feel better about their priorities of particular needs.

Sure we are perfect as is, sure we have accomplished a lot already. Yet there is always another level to reach. Not just for the sake of productivity, but for a sense of purpose. Not just material purpose, but for evolution of the human species.

If we can imagine a nugget then we have an un-actualized nugget waiting for actualization. If we can dream a nugget then we must realize a nugget.

Think a nugget, a nugget appears. Infinity nuggets.

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