Wednesday, September 14, 2005

About needs

Yesterday, I read Adnan's blog here. It's amazing and fascinating when you learn something that unwraps a secret of life to you. Education is about discovering the meaning of life and its mysteries. It's quite amazing that I learnt something in my class on Software Engineering tonight. We talked about motivation, in which we talked about personal needs. This is what we studied:
According to Maslow's heirarchy of needs, a person's needs are organized in a pyramid:

| Self-realization needs |
| Esteem needs |
| Social needs |
| Safety needs |
| Physiological needs |

What this means is that a person is fundamentally concerned with the satisfaction of his physiological needs, such as food and clothing. Once that is satisfied, he would be concerned with safety needs. If the physiological needs are not satisfied, he would not give a shit about his social needs.
So, those kids risking their lives just to salvage some piece of steel or iron from a life threatening environment, the reason is that there safety needs are no where in their minds. It is only their physiological need that is the onlly and supreme concern to them. So unfortunate that 99% of our country's population struggle day in and day out just to secure their livelihood, whereas only 1% of the population controls most of the wealth. What good is their wealth if it does not go towards any real development. What good is it if they keep it away from risky investment. Niche areas are risky, so our wealthy will continue to deal in used tin cans, paper and printing using antique machines.


Muhammad Saqib Ilyas said...

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FM said...

Very True indeed.

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