Plurality in Maslow’s Hierarchy
Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs is a pyramid which defines five levels of human needs.
As per the theory of this hierarchy, a person passes from the base of the pyramid to the top.
The five levels in the pyramid are (starting from the bottom to the top: Needs (food, shelter, clothing); Comforts (better quality and more of everything), Luxuries, Setting Trends and finally Self Actualization.
The theory states that you pass from one level to another. However, I have been observing myself and the people I know placing everyone in the context of Maslow's theory and have come to the conclusion that a person can exist in multiple levels at the same time with regard to different things in their lives.
What do you think?