What does it mean to be self-actualized?
This is the top of Maslow’s hierarchy.
Maslow’s hierarchy is something that is kind of misunderstood.
It’s one of those things that’s kind of repeated so much it’s believed to be an iron clad law of human nature.
In reality, the pyramid that Maslow came up with wasn’t the result of any kind of scientific study.
He asked all his well-off friends what they thought was the most important.
So Maslow’s hierarchy is something a lot of financial successful people “think” is important.
But consider this idea.
Supposedly, you can’t really achieve the upper levels until you satisfy the lower levels.
Food, safety, sex, love, esteem, contributions, etc. and then “self actualization.”
Nothing Is Forever
But what happens to those higher levels when the lower levels vanish?
Like if there’s a natural disaster and you don’t have any electricity or heat?
What happens to your self actualization when you’re freezing and starving?
That phrase, “self-actualized” sort of sounds like you’ve reached some kind of “peak human.”
But what if this isn’t true?
What if self actualization is not really a destination, but a rare combination of many ever-changing variables?
What kind of variables?
Let’s do this from an imaginary, objective alien perspective.
Let’s pretend we know NOTHING about humans, other than what we can observe.
And us aliens have had secret cameras recording humans ever since humans became humans 200,000 years ago.
Certainly we’d note the main transitional points.
So what could we say about humans that is the SAME regardless of the time period?
What do humans do NOW that humans also did 100,000 years ago?
Same desires and fears.
How about we compare humans to all the other animals.
Some animals only wander around eating other animals.
Some animals operate solo, others in groups.
Some animals build things, over and over.
Beehives, anthills, beaver dams, etc.
So humans are social, but we also build things.
But we DON’T build the same things over and over like all the other animals.
I Can Do Better
We seem to look out into the world and build MORE.
More enjoyable things.
And critically, we humans trade with one another.
We’ve done for tens of thousands of years.
We do it on the playground as kids.
Not only do we always trade, but we use a intermediary “potential energy.”
We sell our stuff, or our skills for this “potential energy.”
We keep that “energy” until we see something we want.
So, what is our “purpose” according to our pretend alien objective view of ourselves?
We participate in this “trading” tradition.
The better we do this, the better our lives are.
Perhaps this is the key to self actualization.
To “play” this ancient human trading game as BEST we can.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.