Humanists emphasize free will and our ability to choose to have a more meaningful and peaceful life. They stresses upon human strengths over their weaknesses, and focuses that human beings are not victims of deterministic forces. The Humanists optimism reaches its peak in the theories of Carl Rogers. Taking a look at Waiting for Godot, this paper investigates the humanistic concerns expressed in the course of the play that is of human nature, suffering and relationship, and analyzes them so to reveal whether or not Beckett’s portrayal of these humanistic concerns is in concern with the basic premise of humanistic theories manifested in the work of Carl Rogers. Based on the optimistic view of Rogers, free will is an crucial part of human nature and man can himself determine the path of his life.
He says, “As humans we have become more concerned with having, than with being“. The importance of being and the immeasurable value of our pure existence is a key truth for me in how I live my life. The way I choose to perceive and live life is that being comes first because no matter what we do or do not do, we are still meaningful and made of energy, I believe even love itself. I believe we are seeing more of us live in this way and that it is changing the world for the
The ability to grow and be the best of who we are by appreciating the awe and fascination of the world around us, paves a way to be an ideal person. In order to be a fully functioning individual it is essential that we observe situations and problems objectively despite the hindrances of the society. Self actualization is a part of the Humanistic approach where behavior is observed through an individual’s experience. Therefore, a Humanistic psychologist would observe a client from the client’s point of view and not through his inspection, because Humanism exercises free will, allowing the client to make his own choices, reach his capabilities and accomplish his ideal-self. Two renowned Humanistic psychologists: Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow have widened the field of psychology by detailing the importance and the ability to be a fully self actualized human being.
Everything depends on you. You are the one who decide and write your own journey of life. I do believe that everyone on earth deserve to be happy no matter what. To be worth living is to live happily. According to “How Will You Measure Your Life?” article, I learned 3 ways to live a happy life which are to figure out the purpose of life, avoid breaking rules and to remember the importance of humility.
Horney’s belief was that if one has an accurate conception of oneself, then one is free to realize one’s potential and achieve what one wishes (New World Encyclopedia, 2017). Thus, believing that self-actualization is the healthy person’s aim through life as opposed to the neurotic’s clinging to a set of key needs, as listed above. There are two views of ourselves, the “real self” and the “ideal self.” The real self is defined as who we are (parent, child, sister, etc.) and what we want (growth, happiness, will power, gifts, etc.). The ideal self is the person we feel we should be and this model is used to assist us in developing potential and achieving self-actualization.
Individualism, by definition, is the habit or principle of being independent or self reliant. Through Emerson’s essay, “Self Reliance”, we are able to grasp an idea in which people around the world innovate and create remarkable things due to originality and their ability to be independent and self reliant. Emerson also indicates that people who go against society’s standards are the ones who are able to attain such success and make the society prosper. Emerson’s point of view that individuality is key in the development of a society is ultimately correct, however, the demands of a society should never be disregarded because they are essential for every human being so that people have rules and guidelines to live by. To begin with, I would like to mention how self-reliance is something very important and should never be discarded as it incites people to seek for a brighter future.
He believed that the real world exist around us here down on Earth. He also felt that we cannot eliminate human selfishness, that’s our nature. We need to acknowledge it, as it is part of who we are. It persuades us to do better in life, also to advance and progress in life. He wanted people to work in a well-balanced environment to make world an exceptional place to live.
This Zeal encouraging different communities of world continuing endless search whetherlife has meaning or else is just a answerless question. Ultimately to know the meaning of life or as a being in our life does we have a certain purpose that is desirablyvoluntary or for our own
HumanismIt is about methodology of values and beliefs that is based on the idea that people are basically good and that problems can be solved using reason instead of religion. Humanism is a philosophy in a form of science and inspired by art, and motivated by compassion. Affirming the dignity of each human being, it supports the maximization of individual liberty, opportunity and responsibility. It advocates the extension of participatory democracy and the expansion of the open society, standing for human rights and social justice. Free of supernaturalism, it recognizes human beings as a part of nature and holds that values-be they religious, ethical, social, or political-have their source in human experience and culture.