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Self-Actualization vs Living “Half-A-Life”

Posted on: September 11, 2010

I often complain about how girls in general tend to live half-a-life, since they stop growing and developing when they start having romantic relationships and/or kids.  Although some men can be guilty of such, at least they are not as complacent in some areas like maybe their work or their sports.  Moms train their kids on swimming, tennis, judo, vocabulary building, sudoku, spelling, while they themselves stop and “feel old”, stopping at age 20-25.  I also often complain how our charitable billionaires focus so much on feeding the poor, and just making more people “merely survive”.  Few of our charitable billionaires invest their extra money in transforming more people into “self-actualizers”.   While a billion people live as maggots, only a few people are “truly alive, authentic, and thrive”.

My idea of thriving doesn’t necessarily mean that all people become Bill Gates.  In reality, if we listen to our inner self, most of us have just simple ideals.   “Sense of fit” is what I call it, too.  We form, own, practice, and embody our personal values and philosophical convictions.  We do the things that’s fitted for us.  We are with friends and partner that’s fitted for us.  Alive, Authentic, Thrive…

I bumped into a very nice article about self-actualization that says it all..

http://www.trans4mind.com/mind-development/maslow.html

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