The Four Paradigms of Human Existence

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In these last months of spring for 2014, the global conflicts have been very prominent. As a spectator watching these unrests unfold I am lead to consider what is driving this unrest around the globe. To give cause to these precipitous events one cannot help but try and get to basics first to help understand who of the great intellects is looking in the right direction on the future of our world inhabitants. Of the four paradigms, this case of believable results, shows for consideration to only one predictable paradigm. In defense of stating a clear understanding one must first make look at the empirical facts and so research and logic first leads us to the understanding of which of the authors of these four paradigms and what each might have hopefully considered when they concluded the ideas that they put to articles. Humans, which we will refer to from here forward in all considerations, have very strong constructs that basic biology reveals “ Self actualization, Esteem, Love and Belonging, Safety, and Physiological existence” (Kurt Goldstein's book The Organism). The first, self actualization is basically the purpose to understand one's full potential, Esteem is the need to feel respected; this includes the need to have ones own self-esteem and self-respect. Esteem also portrays the typical human desire to be accepted and valued by others. Love and belonging is next and human requirements are always interpersonal and involve thoughts of belongingness which leads us

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