Continued Freshness of Appreciation

Maslow (1970) wrote that "self-actualizing people have the wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy" (p. 163). They are keenly aware of then good physical health, friends and loved ones, economic security, and political freedom. Unlike other people who take their blessings for granted, self-actualizing individuals see with a fresh vision such everyday phenomena as flowers, food, and friends. They have an appreciation of their possessions and do not waste time complaining about a boring, uninteresting existence. In short, they "retain their constant sense of good fortune and gratitude for it" (Maslow, 1970, p. 164).

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  • j
    What do you mean by freshness of appreciation?
    3 years ago

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