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Old 08-20-2009, 11:59 PM   #71
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Triangle Re: The true purpose of Aikido?

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Alastair Rae wrote: View Post
I would like to disagree with this statement, hopefully without giving offence. Maybe it's just that people with a deep need for spiritual connection would agree with you and those without, would not.
Needs: water, rice, shelter.

When it comes to needs for living a life of gladness, spiritual connection, i.e. to love and be loved are pretty basic.

So, there is a distinction between human needs to stay alive and human needs to reach a good level of enjoyment of life. I am generally a fan of Maslow's Hierarchy, but I have found his pyramid to be more complex than at first glance.

Drew
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