Life’s journey and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

Written and accurate as at: 15 May 2019

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is commonly known as the five-tier model of human needs. However, what is lesser known is that Maslow proposed amendments to his original model nearing the end of his life. Namely, the inclusion of an extra motivational level, and clarification that you don’t need to fulfil a need 100% before you can reach the next level. Here is an amended version of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs:

With the above in mind, in this highly emotive TED Talk, Jonathan Gravenor shares his life’s journey – confronting his own mortality, and in doing so, launching himself on a pilgrimage to become a better man.