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Hierarchy Of Needs

‘If all you have is a hammer
Then the world will look just like a nail’ (*)
A place for pounding and bashing against
Lest dare you fall and then fail
But consider resources extensive
Those that you harbour within
Where innately you’ve more than a hammer
Save a full tool kit with which to begin

An armoury of everything that’s needed
Just waiting to be realised
To access, to work with, to master
A tool kit to be utilized
Imagine this set of great assets
And all simply waiting for you
To pick up, to use and to handle
A means to an end that’s in view

To fulfil all modest requirements
Of basic physiological need
To progress to aspects of safety
Past anything resembling greed
To then have a sense of belonging
With family, friends and much more
Save still amassing great confidence
Self-esteem with respect at your door

And then to arrive at the summit
The place of great ultimate worth
At the top of a pyramid or hierarchy
Utopian position on earth
Where life is as good as it can get
Where man becomes self-actualized
With added amazing experiences
The peak of a life harmonized

Based on Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs.
(*) Abraham H. Maslow (1966). The Psychology of Science p. 15.

Diagram of Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

Diagram of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)