HUMAN BEING BASIC REQUIREMENTS ( (In order to better understand ourselves…
HUMAN BEING BASIC REQUIREMENTS
We require protection from blazing sun, freezing temperatures, wind, and rain. Without shelter, human skin and organs are damaged from extreme temperatures.
The body needs calories and a variety of nutrients including protein, fat, and carbohydrates everyday to grow, function, and repair. Without food, the body begins to atrophy.
Ample hydration allows for the processes of the body to occur. Without water the body cannot process food or remove wastes.
Adults require connection (physical or emotional) with other humans to release certain hormones like oxytocin. Human touch is so important that when we are young, our brains don’t develop correctly without it. Regular connection to others allows us to maintain a sense of well-being that allows for self-care.
6–9 hours of sleep every 24 hours allows the brain to process new knowledge and deal with emotional information. Without ample sleep we cannot learn new things or get past emotional pain.
Novelty creates the opportunity to learn and the potential to fail, which stimulates dopamine release in the brain. Without regular novelty, motivation wanes and a healthy sense of well-being is lost
These would be our natural needs as human beings which are essential for our survival. These needs are universal for the human species and are separate from other “needs” which are learned from our environment — “needs” that are determined by our cultural background and the society that we grow up in.
In order to better understand ourselves and the reality that we live in, it’s important to make a distinction between these two types of needs that we have:
Natural needs. These are the basic needs that are universal for the human species and are completely natural. And when I say that they are completely natural, I mean that we get born with them. These aren’t needs that we’ve created ourselves, but rather they’re part of our natural instincts — the fundamental programming (or firmware in computer terms) that drives our bodies. For example, hunger is one of our natural needs. It’s not something we pick up from our environment; it comes from within. Our natural sexual needs are another example.
Learned needs. These are the “needs” that we learn to have from our environment. They’re artificial; they’re more desires instead of real needs. They are programmed into us by society often starting from a very early age. These “needs” can range from being very innocent to very destructive and manipulative. For example, depending on where you are born on this planet, you may believe that in order for you to feel satisfied and successful in life you need to own an expensive car. Or you may strongly believe that you need to get married and tie yourself to a single person from the opposite sex for the rest of your life in order to feel as though you’re leading a happy life. And this is because that’s what you were taught to believe growing up by the society you live in. If you were born in a different society and grew up with a different cultural background, you wouldn’t have these needs.
Another example are all those commercials in the media that essentially manipulate people into desiring things they may not even need, in order to drive the consumerism that exists especially in western societies. Marketers have proven to us without a shadow of a doubt that “needs” can be programmed into people’s minds, very often without them even realizing it. 1
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