What Does a Human Need?

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What does a Human Need? Shawna Delta College College Composition II Davis April 02, 2014 Abstract Human beings are amazing creatures at times. Every person in the world has needs that are essential to survive. Additionally, the majority of them have wants that they would like to be satisfied. A survey was done to learn what my fellow classmates at Delta College believed a human being is. It was determined that most of the men and women questioned for the survey have opposite opinions of what they think a human being is. Abraham Maslow constructed a hierarchy with five different stages showing what motivates a person to achieve their wants and needs in life. Keywords: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, human needs, Humanism What does…show more content…
Physiological needs are things we need to survive and things we need to flourish in our lives. Maslow, used the terms physiological, safety, belongingness and love, esteem, self-actualization, and self-transcendence to describe a "hierarchy" that he felt humans were motivated to go through in order to accomplish their needs. Maslow 's hierarchy of needs is often shown as a pyramid with the most fundamental levels of needs at the bottom and the need for self-actualization at the top. (McLeod, 2014) Part 3 Human beings often do not have the ability to achieve the most basic needs. In addition, humans occasionally will have their needs violated in some way or another. Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union, was known to many as an inhumane being. Stalin is believed to have caused between 20 and 40 million violent deaths. Stalin revoked and violated the people’s most basic needs by sending them to labor camps, known as gulags, if they were against him or his ideas. At these camps he made them work as slaves and live in extremely harsh conditions along with starving them. (Zyla, 2014) Our bodies have particular needs that have to be met in order to survive. But when our physical and emotional needs are not being met or when our needs are being violated we can suffer from distress. (Barr, 2014) Part 4 A human being has needs that must be met every single day. There are several things that motivate us into
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