Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs Essay

1063 Words Feb 1st, 2016 5 Pages
Abraham Maslow created a diagram to represent a person’s needs. This diagram is used to show a person how “wealthy” they are in a sense of accomplishment and happiness. The first level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is psychological needs; which consist of food, shelter, and water. These are the needs, Maslow believes, that must be satisfied in order to reach any other sort of happiness (such as love and belonging, or self-actualization). In the article called, “The Singer Solution to World Poverty,” Peter Singer, a professor of bioethics, examines an idea that prosperous people, in means of money, should donate to overseas aid organizations with the extra income that they are using for luxuries. Although Peter Singer’s solution would never be possible to implant in our society today, the positive effects of it could create a healthier and wealthier world. If people use their extra money to help others to get past the first level of Maslow’s pyramid, then the Earth will become a more liveable place.
An upside to people donating their extra money to Unicef or other nonprofit organizations, is that the world will become more equal in health and wealth. This is a “pro” of Peter Singer’s idea because there are 190 countries around the world that are totally dependent on the support Unicef provides. With more donations Unicef would be able to provide these countries with the long-time care they need, and as these countries become more healthy, then as a planet we will be able to…

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