Maslow’s hierarchy of needs consists of five levels: Physiological Needs, Safety Needs, Needs of Love, Needs for Esteem and Needs for Self actualization. “All of his basic needs are instictoid, equivalent of instincts in animals” (Janet A. Simons, Donald B. Irwin & Beverly A. Drinnien). Not many people will make it through all five levels through their life, but we’ll see how many levels I have accomplished so far.
First level: Physiological Needs which consist of oxygen, food, water, body temperature, and also the need to be active to rest and sleep. These needs “are the strongest needs because if a person were deprived of all needs, the physiological ones would come first in the person’s search for satisfaction” (Janet A. Simons, Donald B. Irwin & Beverly A. Drinnien). I have accomplished this level of needs, I get enough oxygen and food my body temperature is usually normal since I’m rarely sick. I get lots of rest and sleep and I could be active more.
Since I have accomplished the first level I can now move to the second level: Safety Needs. This need for things that reflect on self-esteem, personal worth, social recognition and accomplishment from the environment. “Adults have little awareness of their security needs in times of emergency or periods of disorganization in the social structure (such as widespread rioting)” (Janet A. Simons, Donald B. Irwin & Beverly A. Drinnien). I haven’t met all the needs in this level I do not have a job at the moment so therefore I don’t have health insurance, but I do have a home in a safe neighborhood which I’m comfortable with.
Third level: Needs of Love, Affection and Belongingness. “Maslow considered these needs to be less basic than physiological and security needs. Relationships such as friendships, romantic attachments and families help fulfill this need for companionship and acceptance, as does involvement in social, community or religious groups” (Kendra Cherry, About.com Guide). This level I have completed...