Friday, March 04, 2011

Every human being needs to feel useful.

To be loved is great, to be sought after...sure. To feel intelligent or worthy, okay. But the crux of it all is usefulness. Sure, you can be the smartest person on earth; but if you can't put that intelligence to work or do something amazing with it, then what's the point of even having it?

Usefulness is a base human need. Forget Maslow's hierarchy of needs or whatever other theories are emerging in your thoughts right now. A person needs to be useful. And right now, I feel useless. And that's on of the most destructive and suffocating states of mind a person can be in.

I'm choking on my uselessness.


sara said...

I can't tell you how much I don't want to be able to know EXACTLY what you are talking about. But I do. I wholeheartedly, frustratingly and totally do.

hajera said...

how's that book coming along? ;)

Skeptigirl said...

I know how that feels. I have been feeling that way for years but now I finally have a chance to be trained for a really important job, so I am not feeling so useless anymore. I can help people and do some good, even in a small way.