Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

Do you believe that Maslow was correct in his assessment of motives?

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  • 1 month ago

    To an extent, many people evaluate their priority of needs in the order that Maslow gave: basics like food, then safety, then friendship and esteem in the eyes of their peers, then self actualization or assessment of one's own life fulfillment.  Maslow believed that the priority of human needs starts with the first category, then when that is acquired,humans will go on to the next one in that order.

    However, in many ways, Jesus did the opposite path. When he left his family's home, he did things that would eventually lead to his death - in fact, when he first began to preach in his family's synagogue, his words made his home countrymen call for his stoning. Luke 4:14-30

    At another time early in his ministry, when he and his apostles were hungry the apostles went into town  for food, he began to teach a Samaritan woman at a well, and, in time, their conversation led her entire town to believe in him as the Christ. When the apostles returned with food, Jesus said that his food was to do the will of him that sent him. John 4:1-34

    Although through his teaching and miracles Jesus won the esteem of the common people, the religious and political leaders mostly hated him. The few who believed him as Christ did so in secret, like Nicodemus. But Jesus did not quit following what he knew to be his reason for coming to the earth- to proclaim the kingdom of God,  to make disciples, and to give his soul as a ransom. And true to the Messianic prophecies, he was condemned to death, killed, and in the eyes of many witnesses, he rose from the dead, an action which invigorated the first Christian Congregation later with holy spirit, and they all preached the good news to every nation under heaven. Colossians 1:23

    So Jesus Christ, the Son of Jehovah God, set the example of not seeing a materialistic hierarchy of human needs as the priority.  He taught that we must seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and then all of the other things will be added.  Matthew 6:31-34

  • thesun
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Anything to do with psychology is nothing more than the current assumption..It's all obsoleted when another psychologist writes a new book..

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