The Hierarchy Of Dreams Essay

1467 Words Aug 21st, 2015 6 Pages
The Hierarchy of Dreams
In today’s society, children are forced into a world full of pessimism and uncertainty, yet are expected to rise from whatever background they originated from and become happy, successful people that can integrate into our ever-changing society. While it may seem like this is an unrealistic standard that should be impossible to obtain, there is a force that can aide a person to become whoever they want to be, and to have the ability to be comfortable and proud of themselves as human beings. This illusive assistant is none other than the power of dreams. The major role that dreams play on an individual is that they encourage people to reach a heightened state of self, and aids them in reaching self-actualization, the peak of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. Self-actualization is the fulfillment of one 's talents and potentialities, especially in terms of dreams, which appears at some point during every human being 's lifetime. Whether a person has thousands of dreams, or even if they have just one, dreams help people like Sonny from Rocket Boys and Rudy achieve a sense of pride in their accomplishments, and help them gain a positive outlook on not only their own lives, but of the world in general.
In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, it is said that the majority of people begin to achieve self-actualization during young adulthood, a time in which amazing ideas and dreams emerge from the depths of their young and receptive minds. In the book Rocket…

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