Swiss Army Man : Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

The Hierarchy of Needs is a motivational theory. It’s structured as a five-tiered pyramid consisting of the “needs” of any individual person, with the base of the pyramid taking precedence over the higher levels. Our most base needs such as food, water, and shelter(1), must be achieved before you feel safe and secure(2), at which point you can develop relationships with others and achieve intimacy(3), so that you can feel good about yourself and have high enough esteem(4) to self-actualize and create something to contribute to the world around you(5). A run-on sentence, sure, but it’s an accurate summation of an ascent through the pyramid. If you think about it, the plot of the film mirrors this development cycle exactly.