Maslow's Theory Of Belonging

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Belonging To belong can be defined as, “close or intimate relationship”, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary. Belonging is a complex feeling It can shift based on on an individual. To belong means to me, being part of a collective that brings a sense of safety and security from those that surround around you. Belonging is an emotion and desire that humans need and it joined by a sense of happiness and commitment to someone other than yourself. I once felt I belonged in the Pilsen community before I was forced out by rent prices but now feel like an outsider from my own neighborhood where most of my memories resided. I used to know my neighbors and those who surrounded me and they knew me and my family. Although, we sometimes didn’t someone’s…show more content…
The theory can be debunked based on the fact that all humans do not function the same sociologically, which goes into Bhavya Nain theory of social pattern. Nain analysis Maslow’s theory created a modernized hierarchical pyramid in 2013. Nain claims that the basic wants of human nature of wants falls into the various levels of the pyramid, rather than the third in Maslow’s theory. He claims that, “a person after fulfilling safety/existential needs may skip other needs such as belonging & relatedness, and straight away aim & work towards the need of growth/ self-actualization (Nain, 2013 pg 3)”.While in another example to debunk Maslow’s theory that, “Some people may even prefer work (for self-esteem) over and above his family (ie. belonging need) but some don’t (Nain, 2013 pg 3). This shows gives example of different personalities and lifestyles in while humans live and can vary based on culture, geography and religion. Nain also believes that this theory can be perfected and can be missing some important daily life factors, meaning his theory can also be modernized based on the society we live in…show more content…
It was the trust we had for each other by asking to someone watch your clothes, so you would step out to grab some snacks from the Elote lady down the street. Community is a beautiful sense that humans create amongst each other and can range in size. No one wishes to be an outsider in their on neighbrohood, it is human need to want to feel needed according to Maslow 's
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