How Much Do I Achieve on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs?

MCheetah
How Much Do I Achieve on Maslows Hierarchy of Needs?

I don't think I've ever really made it a secret to let it be known that the world sucks and we're all living in a Dystopian nightmare, but few can realize that thanks to the bread and circuses. But we are. And now, more and more of humanity is starting to feel the unhappiness of how bleak society has become in the 21st century.

Even in the richest nations in the world, with billions of people, you have all kinds of unhappiness among men under the age of 40 nowadays. Whether that be finding a woman who loves you, having genuine loyal friends who won't stab you in the back, or even being lucky enough to be born to two parents who love you. I myself, had none of these benefits.

I never knew my father and my mother was a piece of sh*t who treated me horribly growing up. Although I had a grandmother, she was already 66 by the time I was born, and really had to divvy out the "love" between me and all my piece of sh*t cousins and relatives around my age. So to summarize, I never had a loving family growing up. On top of that, I never had any positive male role models growing up in the 90s, before that became commonplace in modern society.

Oh, and I ended up short, too. 180 cm waking up and 177 at the end of the day. So my chances of finding a woman who could love me in a romantic way were never going to happen either. Well, besides that one time. I had literally ONE mature intelligent tall woman on Earth who could've loved me and she passed away due to a fire by the time she was just 22. She was my one shot. No one else could exist beyond her. So I never had family and I'll never have romance, either.

By that's not the point. The point is, what is achievable on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs? How much of it do I really have and how "happy" am I? Maybe, if ANYONE, happens to come across this mostly-personal post, you can play along at home as well, and copy-paste the questions and answer them on their own.

How Much Do I Achieve on Maslows Hierarchy of Needs?

LEVEL 1: PHYSIOLOGICAL NEEDS (HEALTH)

Is your breathing stable and healthy?
No.

Is your diet healthy?
No, I need to improve upon it.

Are you drinking enough water everyday?
No, not the two gallons recommended daily.

Are you getting enough sex?
F*CK NO.

Are you getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep every single night?
No. I sleep like five hours every morning and wake up at noon.

Is your internal health okay?
No. I have high blood pressure and may be pre-diabetic.

Is your fitness level okay?
No. I am currently overweight and Hypothyroidism makes it near impossible to drop. I gain weight effortlessly. Also, I'm short. So that's two fails.

SCORE: 0 out of 7.
ANALYSIS: Health vastly under-level. You do not pass!

LEVEL 2: SAFETY

Are you currently free of physical danger or harm from another?
I guess? No one is trying to kill me right now.

Do you have a stable job or career?
Yes. Kind of? I have a nice job right now, as of 2022.

Do you have enough physical resources in your home?
No. I need a halfway decent bed instead of sleeping on a futon on the floor.

Is your morality; your understanding of good and evil, pretty stable?
Yes, for the most part. I try to be a good person.

Do you have a decent relationship with your parents and siblings?
No, and I never have.

Are you disease free with a healthy body?
No. Disease free yes, but no healthy body.

Do you have your own house/apartment and car?
No. I live in job-provided housing in South Korea right now. And I don't own a car.

SCORE: 3 out of 7.
ANALYSIS: Your life is not secure and you need more stability. Start by improving your health and household.

LEVEL 3: LOVE & BELONGING

Do you have at least two loyal friends in your life you can rely on?
No, not really. I thought my two friends back home, Leo and Taylor, were actually my friends. But I found out from Taylor that she is marrying Leo, and I probably can't keep being their friends after that.

Do you have a decent relationship with your friends right now?
No, I don't HAVE any true friends!

Do you get along well with your coworkers and/or neighbors?
It's mediocre with my coworkers. So-so.

Do you currently have a loving girlfriend/wife? (Or boyfriend/husband?)
No. I'm short, remember? Undateable in the modern climate.

Do you have a decent relationship with your siblings or your children, if you have any?
I don't have any, so no.

Do you plan on getting married and/or having any children anytime soon (within the next 5 years)?
Nah.

Are you getting enough romantic love in your life?
Not at all.

SCORE: 0 out of 7.
ANALYSIS: You need to start building more close relationships with your children, spouse, friends or coworkers.

LEVEL 4: ESTEEM

Do you have a moderate level of self-esteem? Do you appreciate and value yourself?
Not a high level, but I do have some value towards myself and can respect myself. So I guess?

Do you currently like the person who you are?
No. Among several other things, I despise being short, and I currently don't know how to fix those problems.

Do you have a moderately high level of confidence? Do you trust in yourself and abilities to achieve anything you want?
No, I don't. I am too physically (and partially mentally) flawed to be perfect.

Are you somewhat proud of what you have achieved in life so far up to this point?
I don't know. I don't have enough of what I want, yet.

Do you hold most people you know in high regard?
Eh. Unsure.

Are you respected by most people who know you?
Ha ha ha! Hells no!

Are you working towards self-improvement and trying to better who you are as a person (even if you're already well-accomplished and satisfied)?
Yeah. I work on trying to better myself daily, mentally, spiritually, or physically.

SCORE: 2 out of 7.
ANALYSIS: You need to possibly work on improving your self-esteem (how much you like yourself) and your level of confidence (belief that you can succeed at whatever you want), among possible other things.

LEVEL 5: SELF-ACTUALIZATION

Do you currently consider yourself to be a morally good and just person?
Yeah. I'm not perfect, but I try my best.

Do you work on any creative or artistic endeavors in your life?
Yes, plenty. I enjoy writing and creating artwork made.

Do you work on keeping your life interesting and avoid it becoming boring?
That kind of happens on its own, so yes, I guess?

Do you frequently work on solving problems in your life or others?
I work on solving problems in my own life, yes.

Do you frequently work on becoming or maintain being a more open-minded, empathetic, accepting person?
I work on trying to become a more understanding person, yeah. Some biases are harder to shake than others, though.

Are you someone who can easily accept harsh, difficult, or even ugly truths?
I mostly am, yes, but I need to work on this more.

Do you have a proper balance within yourself between reality & facts and ideals & desires?
No. I can be overly pessimistic or negative.

SCORE: 6 out of 7.
ANALYSIS: You seem to have a sharp mind and a sane outlook on life. You just need to work on improving your attitude.

FINAL MASLOW SCORE: 11 out of 35 components achieved.

So there it is. My life could use a lot of improvements, especially on health, but somethings, like my inadequate body and chances for love, will never happen. I guess I need to take that one woman's advice and "change what you can actually change and accept what can't be changed." FAR easier said than done, though.

I just wish I lived in a better world than the Dystopian one I currently inhabit because some jackass went back in time and ruined the timeline, resulting in the Joe Biden, COVID-19 reality I'm currently stuck in. Some asshole with a time machine owes me a better life! Oh well. Guess I just have to play the sh*tty cards I was dealt in life. In Poker, this bad hand would be an Ace and 2, and it's only not worse because I'm not severely handicapped or from a third-world country. So at least I don't have a 7-2 offsuit, which sucks, but is the "average man" of life: Useless, but risks nothing, so remains fairly happy.

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  • bean2k21
    Thanks for sharing this -- I think just for asking the question you deserve another 3 points.
    LEVEL 1: PHYSIOLOGICAL NEEDS (HEALTH)

    Is your breathing stable and healthy?
    Yes

    Is your diet healthy?
    Yes

    Are you drinking enough water everyday?
    No

    Are you getting enough sex?
    No

    Are you getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep every single night?
    Yes

    Is your internal health okay?
    Yes

    Is your fitness level okay?
    No. Since COVID I'm too sedentary.

    SCORE: 4 out of 7.
    ANALYSIS: Slightly above average. I need to stop using Covid as an excuse for being sedentary.

    LEVEL 2: SAFETY

    Are you currently free of physical danger or harm from another?
    Yes. But I am an American, so Yes?

    Do you have a stable job or career?
    Yes.

    Do you have enough physical resources in your home?
    Yes.

    Is your morality; your understanding of good and evil, pretty stable?
    No. I work for corporate American Healthcare and am close to being a sociopath.

    Do you have a decent relationship with your parents and siblings?
    No. They're assholes.

    Are you disease free with a healthy body?
    Yes.

    Do you have your own house/apartment and car?
    Yes.

    SCORE: 5 out of 7.
    ANALYSIS: Feel a real emotion.

    LEVEL 3: LOVE & BELONGING

    Do you have at least two loyal friends in your life you can rely on?
    No.

    Do you have a decent relationship with your friends right now?
    No.

    Do you get along well with your coworkers and/or neighbors?
    Yes.

    Do you currently have a loving girlfriend/wife? (Or boyfriend/husband?)
    I have a slave. So, sort of.

    Do you have a decent relationship with your siblings or your children, if you have any?
    No. My daughter's mom is a psycho.

    Do you plan on getting married and/or having any children anytime soon (within the next 5 years)?
    Hell no.

    Are you getting enough romantic love in your life?
    Yes. I've always been a romantic.

    SCORE: 2 out of 7.
    ANALYSIS: You need to start building more close relationships with your children, spouse, friends or coworkers.

    LEVEL 4: ESTEEM

    Do you have a moderate level of self-esteem? Do you appreciate and value yourself?
    Yes.

    Do you currently like the person who you are?
    No. My ideal self is a billionaire who rules the world.

    Do you have a moderately high level of confidence? Do you trust in yourself and abilities to achieve anything you want?
    Yes.

    Are you somewhat proud of what you have achieved in life so far up to this point?
    Yes.

    Do you hold most people you know in high regard?
    Yes.

    Are you respected by most people who know you?
    Yes.

    Are you working towards self-improvement and trying to better who you are as a person (even if you're already well-accomplished and satisfied)?
    Yes.

    SCORE: 6 out of 7.
    ANALYSIS: I need my own enterprise to be happy.

    LEVEL 5: SELF-ACTUALIZATION

    Do you currently consider yourself to be a morally good and just person?
    No, I do not believe morality.

    Do you work on any creative or artistic endeavors in your life?
    Yes. I play guitar for stress.

    Do you work on keeping your life interesting and avoid it becoming boring?
    No. I could do more things.

    Do you frequently work on solving problems in your life or others?
    That's an understatement.

    Do you frequently work on becoming or maintain being a more open-minded, empathetic, accepting person?
    No. My older brother was gay and I had black friends growing up so I turn my nose up at these idiotic SJWs today. I've given way too much to others in my life and I'm done.

    Are you someone who can easily accept harsh, difficult, or even ugly truths?
    Yes.

    Do you have a proper balance within yourself between reality & facts and ideals & desires?
    No. I fantasize way too much and spend too much time in alternate 'worlds.'

    SCORE: 3 out of 7.
    ANALYSIS: I need to "feed my soul" more. Get out and do non-work things.

    FINAL MASLOW SCORE: 20 out of 35 components achieved.
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    • bean2k21

      After my evaluation, I went for a walk around the lake by my house. I saw a lone egret hunting in the water, a flock of seagulls (who've come inland a bit a 100 miles), the sun setting. I just wanted to thank you again for reminding me to feel my soul. You have a gift of touching people with your words.

  • RealMarek
    It’s interesting that your self-actualization score is the highest of all. This is one reason I’ve been skeptical about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. It fails due to his materialist assumptions. I’ve known poor or lonely people who were some of the most self-actualized I ever met.

    My results:

    Level 1: 6 of 7
    Level 2: 3 (was 7 before crises, 2 during crises. Still trying to recover.)
    Level 3: 7 (was 2 during crises)
    Level 4: 6 (was 4 before crises)
    Level 5: 7 (was 4 before crises)

    A couple layers of the pyramid got demolished awhile back. It’s like everything went wrong all at once. So how did the top layers improve during and after a period of tremendous loss?
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    • MCheetah

      Yeah, I also have the 2.0 scale, but it's confusing as hell to figure out and I think it's even less accurate than the first one.
      How Much Do I Achieve on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs?

    • RealMarek

      That’s complicated!

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  • jamesgoldman

    Thanks for sharing this, I do remember touching on it in college and things were good at the time but what almost a decade can do


    LEVEL 1: PHYSIOLOGICAL NEEDS (HEALTH)


    Is your breathing stable and healthy?
    Generally yes


    Is your diet healthy?
    No as good as it should be but I try


    Are you drinking enough water everyday?
    No


    Are you getting enough sex?
    Well I desire none at this point so I guess yes


    Are you getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep every single night?
    Half that so no


    Is your internal health okay?
    Between the myopericarditis and my back, nope


    Is your fitness level okay?
    No the heart condition saw to that


    SCORE: 2 out of 7.
    ANALYSIS: if I was a car I'd be written off and scrapped


    LEVEL 2: SAFETY


    Are you currently free of physical danger or harm from another?
    Yes


    Do you have a stable job or career?
    Yes, well self employment is stable enough to work though the pandemic


    Do you have enough physical resources in your home?
    Yes


    Is your morality; your understanding of good and evil, pretty stable?
    No. I am a machivellianist


    Do you have a decent relationship with your parents and siblings?
    Yeah


    Are you disease free with a healthy body?
    Yes to A but not healthy


    Do you have your own house/apartment and car?
    No and probably never will


    SCORE: 5 out of 7.
    ANALYSIS: safe for now


    LEVEL 3: LOVE & BELONGING


    Do you have at least two loyal friends in your life you can rely on?
    Yeah


    Do you have a decent relationship with your friends right now?
    Yeah


    Do you get along well with your coworkers and/or neighbors?
    Yes


    Do you currently have a loving girlfriend/wife? (Or boyfriend/husband?)
    Absolutely not that's something for by the tall normal guys


    Do you have a decent relationship with your siblings or your children, if you have any?
    N/A thankfully


    Do you plan on getting married and/or having any children anytime soon (within the next 5 years)?
    I can't see it happening but hey I'm open to consider the idea


    Are you getting enough romantic love in your life?
    No but then I don't seek it, never did either


    SCORE: 3 out of 7.
    ANALYSIS: good, less people fighting for what I had once I'm dead


    LEVEL 4: ESTEEM


    Do you have a moderate level of self-esteem? Do you appreciate and value yourself?
    Yes, well generally


    Do you currently like the person who you are?
    Yes I'm very happy with who I am


    Do you have a moderately high level of confidence? Do you trust in yourself and abilities to achieve anything you want?
    Yeah maybe too much honestly


    Are you somewhat proud of what you have achieved in life so far up to this point?
    Yes, given what I could have been


    Do you hold most people you know in high regard?
    Yes, I would waste my time with them otherwise


    Are you respected by most people who know you?
    Yes for some reason


    Are you working towards self-improvement and trying to better who you are as a person?
    Maybe maybe not


    SCORE: 6/7 out of 7.
    ANALYSIS: I'm flashy and glib comes with the business territory


    LEVEL 5: SELF-ACTUALIZATION


    Do you currently consider yourself to be a morally good and just person?
    No, I'm an asshole


    Do you work on any creative or artistic endeavors in your life?
    No haven't the time


    Do you work on keeping your life interesting and avoid it becoming boring?
    I live in a cycle of monotony so no


    Do you frequently work on solving problems in your life or others?
    I try and do succeed especially with making other money and to a lesser extent myself


    Do you frequently work on becoming or maintain being a more open-minded, empathetic, accepting person?
    No, I don't have empathy but am accepting of people of any background who have something in common with me


    Are you someone who can easily accept harsh, difficult, or even ugly truths?
    That is most of what life is


    Do you have a proper balance within yourself between reality & facts and ideals & desires?
    Yeah I can be so therefore I can become


    SCORE: 2 out of 7.
    ANALYSIS: if it doesn't interest me then I don't care


    FINAL SCORE: 18 out of 35
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  • Bel88
    No, Maslow's pyramid is FAR too simplistic. For example, sex is right at the bottom, but a person can have no sex life whatsoever, be perfectly happy and content, and still make it to the top of the pyramid (ex. lack prejudice, accept reality as is).
  • yofuknutz
    That it was brutal to read but don't knock self improvement at the same breath my friend you have my sympathies but the way things are going I need to save some for me.
  • 888theGreat
    He had it about right except , self actualization is getting to heaven. He said no one gets to that point. He was not a believer.
  • EffaMan
    information is nice :)
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