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Doug Davis

Maslow's are of course the very concerns the classic personologists had in the mid-20th century. Of what does adult experience consist? Are there stages of development beyond the one I'm now in? Is there something more? What am I at core, and what might I be?
See? You start trying to imagine this "self-actualization/transcendence" business in right away you become… What? Vague, pretentious, pedantic… Mystifying? Maslow's list of self-actualize people is right out of Borges:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celestial_Emporium_of_Benevolent_Knowledge's_Taxonomy

Doug Davis

Mark Koltko-Rivera has sent a link to his blog entry imagining various personality theorists' reading of Mayan Apocalype hysteria:
http://thepsychologicalblog.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-psychology-of-mayan-apocalypse.html

We might play "blind men and the elephant" with current events as viewed from Maslow's and others' POV

d2

cf. Brecht: Erst kommt das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral

http://everything2.com/title/Erst+kommt+das+Fressen%252C+dann+kommt+die+Moral

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