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Self Actualization

lkelly94
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12/10/2013 9:05:06 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Abraham Maslow stated that human motivation is based on people seeking fulfillment and change through personal growth. Self-actualized people as those who were fulfilled and doing all they were capable of.

Do you determine what you are capable of? Are you ever really fulfilled?

Because all your lives you have been conditioned to think you are only capable of so many things. Your IQ is 100, you"ll never be a quantum physicist. But what IQ is is nothing more than another standardization. Do you really make yourself what you want, or are you truly limited? Is there ever an end to what you are capable of? Can you reach self-actualization?
themohawkninja
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12/10/2013 9:15:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/10/2013 9:05:06 PM, lkelly94 wrote:
Abraham Maslow stated that human motivation is based on people seeking fulfillment and change through personal growth. Self-actualized people as those who were fulfilled and doing all they were capable of.

Do you determine what you are capable of?

Partially. Nurture is part of what determines what you are capable of.

Are you ever really fulfilled?

That is very subjective.


Because all your lives you have been conditioned to think you are only capable of so many things. Your IQ is 100, you"ll never be a quantum physicist.

That is a non-sequitur.

But what IQ is is nothing more than another standardization. Do you really make yourself what you want, or are you truly limited? Is there ever an end to what you are capable of? Can you reach self-actualization?

You are limited physically by certain physiologically-imposed limits like how strong you can be, or how fast you can run. You can only be so strong and so fast. While IQ is a standardization, measuring intelligence has its benefits in weeding out those who have mental retardation, as was the original purpose of the tests.
"Morals are simply a limit to man's potential."~Myself

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lkelly94
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12/10/2013 10:08:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Are you ever really fulfilled?

That is very subjective.

How do you know to determine what fulfillment actually is other than what you've been told of it? How do we determine anything for ourselves? Memory creation is associated with the strengthening of existing connections between neurons, but did we ourselves determine the existing?
themohawkninja
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12/10/2013 10:52:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/10/2013 10:08:53 PM, lkelly94 wrote:
Are you ever really fulfilled?

That is very subjective.

How do you know to determine what fulfillment actually is other than what you've been told of it? How do we determine anything for ourselves? Memory creation is associated with the strengthening of existing connections between neurons, but did we ourselves determine the existing?

My point exactly. It's like the concept of love. Since nobody can describe it, any feeling that a person thinks is love, is therefore for all intents and purposes, love.

You can't objectively define it.
"Morals are simply a limit to man's potential."~Myself

Political correctness is like saying you can't have a steak, because a baby can't eat one ~Unknown
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12/10/2013 11:04:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Self-actualization is the point of all philosophy. And philosophical schools of thought are also the easiest to avoid self-actualization. Rules are useful as long as we remember that they're made up.
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