earthweal guest weekly challenge: LOOKING FOR A NEW HIERARCHY

Brendan was kind enough to let me guest host at Earthweal this week. It’s an interesting space full of interesting poets, and I’m constantly challenged and fulfilled by what I find there.


by Sarah Connor

I first came across Maslow’s hierarchy at college. I didn’t think too much about it – I had a lot of facts to learn, and this was just another one. Two or three times in my life I’ve learned the triangle well enough to be able to answer a multiple-choice question on it, if it should happen to come up. It has face validity. What more do you want?

You know Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, right? It’s been around since 1943. It’s been meme-ed.



Maslow stated that you move up through the hierarchy. You need to have your physiological needs met first, then safety, then love and belonging, esteem, self-actualization. The big joke these days is that you need to add a further foundation layer, usually labelled “wi-fi”.


It wasn’t until I came across a random tweet the other day that I even questioned…

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1 thought on “earthweal guest weekly challenge: LOOKING FOR A NEW HIERARCHY

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