Located at the peak of Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy, he described this high-level need in the following way: “What a man can be, he must be. This need we may call self-actualization…It refers to the desire for self-fulfillment, namely, to the tendency for him to become actualized in what he is potentially. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming.”
While the theory is generally portrayed as a fairly rigid hierarchy, Maslow noted that the order in which these needs are fulfilled does not always follow this standard progression. For example, he notes that for some individuals, the need for self-esteem is more important than the need for love. For others, the need for creative fulfillment may supersede even the most basic needs.
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by Katharine J. Tobal
Nikola Tesla was an electrical engineer, inventor and one of the most outstanding physicists in the history of science. But beyond his brilliant work, some aspects of his life remain unspoken in the pages of history.
Tesla registered more than 300 patents and became famous for developing AC (alternating current), while his work became the basis of developments in wireless communications, radar, laser X rays, lighting, robotics, and many other areas.
Here is a list of interesting facts you probably never knew about the guy. The information below comes from interviews with W. Bernard Carlson, author of “Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age,” and Marc Seifer, author of “Wizard: Life and Times of Nicola Tesla.”
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Could you beat Einstein or Stephen Hawking in a pub quiz? Probably not, but one 11-year-old boy could probably give them a run for their money.
Ramarni Wilfred, of Loom Grove, Romford, took a Mensa test and has been told he has a higher IQ level than Steven Hawking, Bill Gates and even Albert Einstein.
He said: “I can’t begin to compare myself to these great men whose hard work clearly proves that they are true geniuses.
“Who knows? Perhaps my ‘true genius’ moment will come when I grow up but for now I am just proud of myself and happy that my mum and sister are proud of me too.”
Ramarni, his mum and older sister moved to Romford two years ago but it was a lot earlier that his mum Anthea started to realise there was something a little special about her son.
Anthea, 37, said: “By the time he was three he could read and write and from 18 months we discussed the news and his favourite book was an encyclopaedia!”.
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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk just honored his company’s namesake to the tune of $1 million.
Musk confirmed that he plans to donate $1 million to spur the completion the Nikola Tesla Museum, according to a blog post today from web cartoonist The Oatmeal (also known as Matthew Inman). But that’s not all: Musk also said Tesla Motors will build a supercharger station for its electric vehicles in the museum’s parking lot.
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