The Metaphysical Jungle

The Six Basic Human Needs

(Taken from Tony Robbins talk on Why We Do What We Do, which was modified from an original TED talk give in 2006)

  1. Certainty (covers survival and needs)
  2. Uncertainty (this one seems almost counter-intuitive until you take some time to think about it)
  3. Significance (men in particular, being testosterone-driven, seek significance and will die for it)
  4. Connection or Love (some folks choose “connection” rather than love because it is familiar or safer)
  5. Growth (Growth is life and progress equals happiness)
  6. Contribution (to step out of ourselves and share, which makes it bigger)


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