Saturday Sep 03, 2005

Feel Me, See Me

Evolution of the individual is one of the basic concepts of Humanistic Psychology and what one of its principal founders Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) called the fully realized human being.

Maslow wrote in his book, The Psychology of Science: “Long ago I learned from my artist-wife of her irritation with some of my scientist’s obsessional classifying ways. For example, I asked always, in a kind of conversational tic, for the name of the bird or the flower or the tree that I admired. It was as if I were not content to admire and to enjoy but also had to do something intellectual about it.”

Maslow had realized that “something intellectual” was no substitute for the aesthetic experience. 

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