Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs In The Beavan Family

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Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs infers that as an individual, you have to achieve these basic levels in order to reach the top. Starting from the bottom, basic, safety, love, self-esteem and self-actualization are a part of Maslow’s needs. Growing up, I would admit that this hierarchy of needs compared to my family’s needs at the time. Although at times, we were not able to satisfy all needs. On account of my family going through hardships in which we were unsure when we would eat another meal, I would say basic needs were the most necessary needs. As long as we had the basic needs to survive, and we had meals on the table, my family and I were able to focus on the next level of needs.
Following basic needs, I would say that safety is
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In the 2009 film, No Impact Man, the Beavan family wanted to take care and not hurt the environment by living sustainably. As per Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, I believe the Beavan family focused on Maslow’s basic needs over love and safety to reach self-actualization. In order to help the environment, the family did not use carbon producing transportation, no air conditioning, no trash, etc. They decided to focus on materials they needed in order to live sustainable for a year. Colin and his wife focused so much on the basic needs, that they did not fully reach the love level and it put a lot of stress on their relationship. The Beavan family was able to spend more time with family and friends, which helped their love needs infrequently. Additionally, Colin Beavan reached the self-actualization level in the sense that he knew that even if he couldn’t save the entire environment himself, his ability try and make a difference and seek personal growth satisfied Mr. Beavan. In my experience, there were times where my family had to focus on areas in which they were spending. Since we did not have a lot of income, we had to make sure we were buying things we needed and not wanted. After watching the documentary, it was established that it is hard for families with limited resources to have access to healthier food options. My family did not have reliable cars and therefore, transportation was heavily relied

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