- Jordan White
- Evansville, IN
- United States
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What is your scientific approach to life?
At the top of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is Self-Actualization. Maslow identifies this need as a desire to arrive at a place of self-acceptance. We accept the world around us and anticipate life-growth.
As a business major I was used to measuring things so it was natural for me to force this approach on other parts of my life. A person's needs are like thoughts or knowledge. They're difficult to measure. However, intangible concepts can be made real if you learn how to measure them.
I learned how to learn from my mistakes. I measured successes/failures - a ratio of sort. After that, I started paying attention to the rate at which I could transition from being mostly wrong to mostly right. You can only imagine how used to being wrong I am.
If you've ever asked someone a question and their response was, "You will just know." I think that may be self-actualization.