I first learned of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in my computer project management courses and immediately realized this hierarchy was going to help me with interactions with others. When people act in an unexpected way, I always have thought “something must be going on with them to make them act like this” and the hierarchy of needs added another layer to that thought. People are all operating at different levels, working towards self actualization.
Earlier in the week I found this picture in my travels on the internet, and saved it right away!
I really respect the message, with nod and apology (I actually feel the pyramid should be reversed, with using what you have being the hallmark). Using Google’s reverse image search I traced the source back to the artist, Sarah Lazarovic and the Facebook post by The Story of Stuff. I personally have so much stuff and I could shop my own house and use what I have before buying new, and I could take a few boxes to the thrift store. When renting, a common struggle is storage and organization, and every situation is unique. If you have walk in closets or no closets at all, using what you have is going to improve your home organization. I am going to make a point of highlighting the things I am using and how it improves our home!