Eddie (edminster) wrote,

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Right. Not much happening today. Found out that the Library is closed on Thursday, also was reminded that New Year's is indeed taking place this year. It completely slipped my mind that people celebrate ushering in a new year, it seems. Either that, or I've had too much to stress about already without having to worry about things like Holidays. I don't know.

I was thinking about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs earlier today. Because I was looking up Chuck Norris Facts. One of the facts about Chuck Norris is that he has only two needs in life: Killing people, and finding people to kill. I don't really place much stock in that, and I am also one of those who disagree with the Hierarchy.

According to Maslow, the needs of the lower layers must be fulfilled before the mind will actually start caring about the upper layers. Personally, I think that's a load of crap. I don't really think that the layers have any order at all, but I do agree that humans have the needs that he set down.

If you're too lazy to google search, the Hierarchy is something like this:
Aesthetic Needs (Creation, Spontanaeity, Morality, other "intellectual" pursuits)
Esteem Needs (Respect for Self, Respect for Others, Recognition)
Social Needs (Friendship, Sense of Belonging, Intimacy)
"Safety" Needs (Secure Shelter, Money, Justice)
Physiological Needs (Air, water, food, etc.)

Basically, just imagine that as a pyramid with the Physiological as the base. From my experience, it's not a hierarch. More of a jumble, where all I need is at least two things from any one category to feel at least semi-okay. I will admit that when one has absolutely none of the Physiological needs met, attention gets rather focussed there. So, I guess for me it's basically this, in the order of most needed to least:

Physiological Needs
Everything Else

Man, I am busting out old memes all over the place! I wish I could attribute it to the book I am currently rereading, but I don't want to. It's called The Raw Shark Texts, and is one of may favourite books. I don't care that it was written this century, it is absolutely amazing. It also explores the concept of Memes as Living Things. Awesome read, highly recommended. Thanks, Dad, for getting it for me for Christmas.

Not much else to say tonight, as I did not lead a terribly exciting life today. Not that I ever really live an exciting life, but still. Goodnight everybody, and stay safe out there.

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