abraham maslow argued that instead of spending time investigating the behavior & treatment of dysfunctional people, psychologists should study the lives and habits of the self-actualized person.
here are just a few of the people which maslow believed were self-actualized: thomas jefferson, abraham lincoln, albert einstein, jane addams, william james, albert schweitzer, aldous huxley and elanor roosevelt
maslow said, “The study of self-actualized people must be the source of a whole new universal science of psychology.” i agree with abe, and if he were alive today, i suspect maslow would definitely have added one more person to his list – and, today is her birthday!
for most of us, making maslow’s list would be quite an accomplishment – for beth it would be just a start. sister beth pearson is one of our planet’s finest people and there aren’t enough kind words in our vocabulary to properly describe her. she has chosen to spend her life serving God and his people, and i can’t imagine there’s a person better suited for the job. thank you, beth – you are so appreciated. may this be a joyous year for you filled with peace, love and laughter.
“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
~ Anne Frank