According to Maslow, we become self-actualizing when our other needs are fulfilled, or no longer a concern.  Does this mean then, that our pursuits are ultimately fruitless? Should we give up everything we know, love, and desire, hole up in a nunnery or monastery, and by doing so, free ourselves of earthly cares?


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  1. Needs are different for different people. Some may be perfectly content to live in a nunnery where they get to focus on their spiritual needs, having all of their earthly needs cared for. But needs might change, causing them to be difficult to fulfill. But I think you are misunderstanding self-actualization, it’s about achieving our full potential. So I’m not sure that our pursuits are fruitless, living at ones full potential seems like a worthwhile pursuit to me.

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