The Need Theory

Once upon a time, a man named Arak was left on an Island. He was all alone and had no one around. 2 days passed and he managed to find a source of drinking water to quench his thirst and various fruits to fight hunger.

He also found a safe place so as to keep himself safe from any wild animals who may come out of nowhere unexpectedly..

After having his basic needs fulfilled he then searched for sign of any Human so that he could at least speak to them. Obviously, which Human being can think of living all alone on his own with no one around. He started to feel as if he would have to spend the rest of his life all alone on that Lonely Island. This made him really sad.

But one day, to his surprise he saw a Plane descending with a high speed towards the small river he had found. He ran towards it at a fast pace, just to see what is going on. He reached there and found a group of people who had fall off. He was extremely happy to have found them. He quickly helped all of them to come out of the river and offered them fruits when they had settled down after encountering such an accident. Arak then enthusiastically started conversing with the group of people about how did all that occur. What Arak found was really strange that the Pilots could not see such an island on their route in the Map. Now everyone was partially sad as no one could trace their location; But happy too, as they all were together and had found a Human who had alraedy survived their on his Own.

Now they all started to live together and thus formed a small village. As Arak was the one who  knew each and every corner of the Jungle, he guided everyone to build Shelter.

Time flew away quickly and the Village flourished, and by this time Arak had earned a good status and reputation as he was the one who found the Island for the first time; he also enjoyed the Star Status gifted by others… One day Arak was  walking through the Jungle, thinking about a little word-fight with one of his Fellow Mate, then to divert his flow of thoughts, he started thinking, how much his fellows respected and loved him. He was passing through a Tree where a rabbit had its Shelter. He was looking at it from few days. The rabbit was running around and suddenly a lightening struck the ground where the rabbit was sitting few seconds back. The rabbit had actually escaped from the Claws of death.

Arak at once got shocked, wondering, what if i would experience a quick death, without getting a single chance of justifying my actions that were considered incorrect by my loved ones…

He at once started realizing that Have I Reached My Full Potential as a Person, did i make my Life complete and worthy enough that i would have no regrets, remorse or incomplete tasks when i would encounter a Sudden death, it should be a peaceful one…

This story doesn’t end here… Arak went back, patched up with his mate. He promised to self that he would now not think of just enjoying the Status that was built on his past good deeds, but would now help everyone and would work for their welfare as well so as to bring out the best person in him… Thus he decided to go in search of Salvation of his Soul… He now needed to achieve Self Actualization… As he had already achieved the things that he needed in his life.. Social Security, Companionship, Love and Affection,Recognition… And now he needed to discover the reason for his existence…

This Story presents a clear Picture of Human Psychology and various level of needs … Unlike Arak, there are People who stand on different level of needs or a certain need may be more important to a person than the other… Based on the Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, I have developed few Examples defining that Upto a certain extent, We can analyse behavior of People by understanding the kind of needs to which they are stuck onto..

Basic and Safety Needs : People who dont have their very basic essentials fulfilled that is “Roti Kapda aur Makaan” would obviously be stuck onto achieve that only….Nowadays, various MNCs focus on fulfilling basic and safety needs of Employees by providing them ample breaks, various coupons , Flexible working hours, safe work environment, beautiful work places. This keeps a majority of employees happy and contended , as their major desires are fulfilled.This also helps an Organization in building their brand image as well.

Social Needs : Honor Killings, Teenagers getting into bad habits or crime are the examples of People to whom Social Needs are more important.. They want to be a part of the society, their peers, or a particular Cool type group and thus start behaving in the same way as they would want them to, so as to get themselves included into the desired group.

Esteem Needs : People who are stuck onto Esteem Needs would go for building up their image in the eyes of everyone by projecting , I have everything by going for all Luxury kind of things, inorder to acquire a High Status.  People engage themselves into Ego games also; Few Rich and Effluent People show off by throwing Grand parties on various occasions……Or else People Show of in some another way as well. People also engage into either Good plus legal activities; or Bad plus illegal activities in-order to gain Fame or Money respectively.

Self Actualization : And People who have already realized that there is more to be achieved or gained rather than just to Crave for Worldly Pleasures move ahead, breaking all the boundaries in-order to help Humanity rise above. Or else it can be Individual Specific; a person would dream of becoming a best player or Ideal Parent or a person may wish to work for his Self Satisfaction and not just money…. Few Rich People lie in this category who do  not believe in spending life luxuriously and Believe in “Simple Living and High Thinking”

The Guy Arak in above Story depicts a very simple story wherein a Man moves from one to another level and finally realizes Truth of his Life; which would be different for different people depending on his Values, Desires and Needs…