Importance Of Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs Theory

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I always thought that I could’ve ended up anything other than the ‘me’ now if certain sequence of events didn’t happen to put me in the position of where I am in life right now and the way I perceive myself, people, and life in general. I wonder if I hadn’t done or had did certain things in the past, then I wouldn’t be who I am now and where I am now. Perhaps if I went out more often instead of locking myself in my room back in in grade school all the way up to high school, maybe then I would’ve been more social compared to today. If I took care of my mental and physical health as I was growing up, such as, having a daily skin care routine or even getting in the habit of living a healthy and fit lifestyle by exercising more and dieting, then …show more content…
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs acts as a ladder that drives a person to reach their potential or come to their own self-actualization; throughout struggles and events that can lead them to their own development process, in which, their needs are met on each level to fulfill their unique individuality. As of now, I know that I have completed the first two stages, which are, physiological and safety. The third stage; love and belonging and the fourth stage; esteem continue to fluctuate depending on situations that happen in my life and the way I feel. In the hierarchy of needs, no one is ever guaranteed to stay put in the stage they are currently at or have accomplished. There are many factors that could affect one’s placement in the Hierarchy of Needs, like how I am at a constant battle between completing the third stage and going onto the fourth, or being in the fourth stage and something happens that causes me to go back down to the second stage. For the most part of my life I had never accomplished the fourth stage, I was always insecure and even up until now I still am but, nowadays, it’s really not that I’m insecure, it’s more so that I just don’t really care what I think of myself or how people view me now, I’m not happy or am I sad, …show more content…
After all, I’ve got years ahead of me to accomplish all my goals that I want to achieve more than anything. I’ve also still got many more things to learn and deal with as the years ahead of me continue to roll out, perhaps I’ll learn about myself, change into a better or worse person, or maybe I’ll even add more goals onto my list, in which I’ll need to accomplish before a certain age and before my time is up. With all the education that I 've acquired over the years of experiencing and learning, all the theories and human development processes I’ve been informed about during my Family Resources 230 course, and the knowledge I 've been obtaining that has helped me grow into the person I am today, I 'm sure that it 'll mean a lot to my future as I may take a look back on all the events that has happened, and when my time is near, I’ll be able to reflect everything I have done and experienced and be able to enter the final stage of Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Development Theory, Integrity vs. Despair (Berger, 25). I know that I do not want to end up despairing over my life as I come to the end of it, I want to be able to be happy and feel content or accomplished with everything I have

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