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Why Do People Have Different Goals And Beliefs, If We All Have The Same Basic Needs?

 
 
kal99
 
Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 12:46 pm
Why Do People Have Different Goals And Beliefs, If We All Have The Same Basic Needs?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 12:50 pm
@kal99,
Because we all don't have the same basic needs.
BillRM
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 01:59 pm
@tsarstepan,
The doctor and the bank robber both need money however they had picked different paths to that goal.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 02:06 pm
@tsarstepan,
well all do have the same basic needs, the problem it we don't know what our basic needs are. Maslov pretty much specified those needs.
patiodog
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 02:22 pm
@dyslexia,
Everything with you is Maslov. Maslov this, Maslov that. What the hell is it with you cowboys and Maslov?
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 02:28 pm
@dyslexia,
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well all do have the same basic needs, the problem it we don't know what our basic needs are. Maslov pretty much specified those needs.
I could walk into any major american city and find people who dont need housing, money, a mission...they are the homeless who choose to be homeless. It can be documented that some people dont feel that they need to eat, normally the sick and the old, but some druggies as well fit. We breathe whether we want to or not so that does not count.

Can you point to a single universal need?
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 02:31 pm
@patiodog,
http://www.bonshops.com/images/buy/0-587-00513-0.jpg

Mazel Tov
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 03:15 pm
@patiodog,
beans
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firefly
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 03:28 pm
@hawkeye10,
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Can you point to a single universal need?


Water, food, oxygen...

Whether we think we need those things or not, without them we die.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 03:32 pm
@firefly,
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Water, food, oxygen...

Whether we think we need those things or not, without them we die.
living is not a requirement, therefor those things are not automatic needs. To say that we need something is to say that the driver of us, the ego/soul, requires it. We are not our biological container.
firefly
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 06:19 pm
@hawkeye10,
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living is not a requirement, therefor those things are not automatic needs. To say that we need something is to say that the driver of us, the ego/soul, requires it. We are not our biological container.


Living is not a requirement? Being alive is most certainly a requirement for anything else a person wants to do. The need for food and water are primary drives. Almost all other "needs" are secondary, or learned.

I do believe that we are our "biological containers". I do not believe that people literally extend beyond the limits of their bodies.

An "ego" is a hypothetical construct in some theories of personality. A "soul" is a metaphysical/religious construct. People do not need notions of either an ego or a soul to function quite well. There is no innate need for a belief system.

The things people wind up wanting are shaped by learning and acculturation. They have nothing to do with needs, which are biological and common to all humans.

ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 07:00 pm
@firefly,
Nod to firefly.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 10:09 pm
Needs are neither emotions, intellect nor skills.
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