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Quotes from “A Theory of Human Motivation” by Abraham Maslow

conceive this lack of sound facts to be due primarily to the absence of a valid theory of motivation. T

вообразите, что отсутствие достоверных фактов объясняется главным образом отсутствием обоснованной теории мотивации. Т

Man is a perpetually wanting animal. Also no need or drive can be treated as if it were isolated or discrete; every drive is related to the state of satisfaction or dissatisfaction of other drives.

Unless it’s depressed

Any motivated behavior, either preparatory or consummatory, must be understood to be a channel through which many basic needs may be simultaneously expressed or satisfied. Typically an act has more than one motivation.
somatically
They now exist only in a potential fashion in the sense that they may emerge again to dominate the organism if they are thwarted. But a want that is satisfied is no longer a want. The organism is dominated and its behavior organized only by unsatisfied needs. If hunger is satisfied, it becomes unimportant in the current dynamics of the individual.
The average American citizen is experiencing appetite rather than hunger when he says “I am hungry.” He is apt to experience sheer life-and-death hunger only by accident and then only a few times through his entire life.
He tends to think that, if only he is guaranteed food for the rest of his life, he will be perfectly happy and will never want anything more. Life itself tends to be defined in terms of eating. Anything else will be defined as unimportant.
In other words, relatively isolable as these physiological needs are, they are not completely so.
That is to say, the person who thinks he is hungry may actually be seeking more for comfort, or dependence, than for vitamins or proteins.
Motivation theory should be human-centered rather than animal-centered.
The average American citizen is experiencing appetite rather than hunger when he says “I am hungry.” He is apt to experience sheer life-and-death hunger only by accident and then only a few times through his entire life.

Only Robinson Crusoe (or similar survivors) was apt to experience sheer life-and-death hunger only by accident and then only a few times through his entire life.

For our chronically and extremely hungry man, Utopia can be defined very simply as a place where there is plenty of food.

For our chronically and extremely addict man, Utopia can be defined very simply as a place where there is plenty of drugs.
Guys do not use drugs! It is very addictive and there are no ways back.

For the man who is extremely and dangerously hungry, no other interests exist but food. He dreams food, he remembers food, he thinks about food, he emotes only about food, he perceives only food and he wants only food.

For the man who is craving for a shot of drugs, no other interests exit but drugs. He dreams about drugs, he emotes only about drugs, he perceives only drugs and he wants only drugs.

The receptors and effectors, the intelligence, memory, habits, all may now be defined simply as hunger-gratifying tools

The same is with drugs, once you tried (opiates, heroin) everything else is moved to the third or fourth place and you are thinking only about drugs.

A person who is lacking food, safety, love, and esteem would most probably hunger for food more strongly than for anything else.

It's something that sometimes happens with girls and therefore they become overweight?

Man is a perpetually wanting animal

Žmogus pastoviai yra persekiojimas norų, siekių. ☺

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