On Our Adapting Hierarchy of Needs and Not Having Enough

photo by Reid Valmestad (Instagram @reidov)

American psychologist Abraham Maslow created a theory of psychological health known as the Hierarchy of Needs.

The premise as I understand it to be, is that we all have basic human requirements that must be met. Once met, we move up to achieve things giving us greater meaning and achievement, until the point at the top of the pyramid — Self-Actualization. There is a…