Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs

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Maslow 's Hierarchy of needs places the need to belong on the third tier; being a desire that must be met before completing the need of self-actualization. Psychologist Abraham Maslow believed that it is necessary that someone is accepted by others and if that requirement is not met that person can not move on to be self-fulfilled. Most individuals may meet their need of acceptance by conforming and dismissing characteristics that make them who they are. To fit in some people go along with things that they normally wouldn 't: some people follow trends, fads, and popular opinions that they do not even cherish. This is when the need for acceptance becomes out of control and even though they are accepted by many those who change themselves to fit in may not meet the need of self-actualization because they do not know who they really are. There’s this old saying that asks, “If everyone jumps off of a cliff, would you also”. This meant that even though everyone is doing something doesn 't mean its right and that just because everyone is doing something doesn 't mean it 's right for you.There are many examples of people who resisted their need to be accepted and loved to stand for what they believe in; some examples being Ruby Bridges, Equality 7-2521, and Jesus Christ. “Don 't follow the path. Go where there is no path and start a trail” (Ruby Bridges). Ruby Bridges is a civil rights activist who is known for being the first African-American child to go to attend William Frantz

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