Talk:Abraham Maslow

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I am looking for the exact wording of an Abraham Maslow quote that goes something like:

- After a lifetime of working as a psychotherapist, the only happy adults I know are those who belive that the work they are doing is meaningful. -

Anyone know the exact wording?


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Did Maslow Say This?[edit]

A common quote attributed to Maslow is "We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings." Did he say it? It seems rather facile, one could easily retort "yeah, what's your point? We also have our abandonments, aggressions, burnouts, ignorances, passivities, inabilities, apprehensions, occupations, indolences, abstractions, fatigues, indifferences, habits, weaknesses...."

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Published sources should be provided before moving these back into the article
  • Victory depends on whether or not a duelist has the courage to fight until the bitter end.

Wrong assignment?![edit]

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. This need we may call self-actualization. This term, first coined by Kurt Goldstein, is being used in this paper in a much more specific and limited fashion. It refers to the desire for self-fulfillment, namely, to the tendency for him to become actualized in what he is potentially. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming. As is says, this is from Maslow's paper in 1943. I don't know if it's also printed in his later textbook. But the origin is early. regards, --WissensDürster (talk) 11:06, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

What is the tree of life doing on this page?[edit]

The picture of the Jewish tree of life diagram does not seem relevant to the content of the page. I recommend that it be removed. 17:30, 22 October 2012 (UTC)