Values

by Michelle Lasley

Michelle Lasley is a mother, wife in Pacific Northwest learning to balance green dreams with budget realities.

January 30, 2011

Diagram showing the hierarchy of needs based o...
Diagram showing the hierarchy of needs based on Abraham Maslow’s theories in the 1950s. Image via Wikipedia

Democracy Lab, the Co-Intelligence Institute, bottom-up planning, grassroots activism – this type of problem solving often begins with a premise that we need to figure out what we value and build upon that to figure out what we want to do. Sometimes, life can feel so big, so overwhelming, so locked-in – that we can feel we don’t have  a choice about how life works. I don’t believe this to be true. I believe that we need to talk to each other to figure out what we want together. Like going to a movie with your sibling or close friend: you figure out what collective mood you might be in and overlay that with the current movie-playing options. Maybe you scrap the whole thing and go to a video store instead! On a bigger scale, I think we need to have these conversations frequently so we can make active changes in our lives.

This is a recurring theme, thought process for me. I created this poll-daddy account a few years ago to do that. (On a side note, I’m struggling with getting the WP-Polls plug-in to work properly, so I thought I’d go back to Poll-Daddy, which is where I found this!) I don’t remember which version of my blog I originally posted this poll on, but I thought I’d give opportunity to add to the already 10 responses.

This poll is loosely based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs.

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