There Is No One Way to Live a Good Life

November 30, 2017

Humanistic psychology is an uplifting, compassionate view of humanity. It’s very clear, especially in his later writings, that Maslow strongly believed in the importance of transcending one’s self and finding one’s unique purpose that best helps others. Here’s the truth about what Maslow actually thought about self-actualization, and then later in his life what he actually thought about the importance of self-transcendence. Both self-actualization and self-transcendence are not at odds with each other, but they actually need each other.

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