Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs

1407 Words May 6th, 2015 6 Pages
Taylor Swetavage
Professor Kelber
English 203
1 May 2015
The Human Desire to Explain According to Maslow 's Hierarchy of Needs, after a person has achieved safety, satisfied their thirst, hunger and other physiological needs they continue towards self-actualization. In this is our desire for answers emerges. From the moment man had demonstrated his dominance at the top of the food chain, establishing a home, creating a life he set himself on a path towards higher thinking. They began to question why things happened. The best example of this would be the Greek philosophy and the tales of the Gods of Olympus. Tales of love, lust, creation, and destruction were a way of creating answers to what they did not understand. As Malcolm Gladwell once said, “We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We 're a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don 't really have an explanation for.” The depth and complexity of the myths played an intricate role in Greek religion, explaining what they could not explain and what they wanted answers for. In Greek religion Zeus is considered ruler of the world, Father of the Gods and of Men. Although considered the Father of All, Zeus is not the original God. Zeus is son of Rhea and Kronos, both Titians and the children of Uranos (Sky) and Gaia (Earth). Uranos is the child of Gaia. Gaia is one of three original Gods, Chaos, Earth (Gaia), and Love (Erotas). The linage of Zeus plays an important role in his rise to power as…

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