“Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had,” F. Scott Fitzgerald said, in his first page of The Great Gatsby.
Is it possible to respect other cultures in a society if all of the members of that society don’t have the basic needs of life?
As a human race we have many basic needs including: air, water, food, shelter. In order for the predicament of respecting others and other cultures then the members of society have to have had their basic needs met.
Many have heard of Maslow’s hierarchy of Needs. Maslow was motivated to studying what motivates people. He came up with a five-tear pyramid that prioritizes the needs that the human race possesses, according to the Simply Psychology Web page.
The pyramid is divided into physiological, safety, social, esteem, self-actualization. These are the five stages that allow a society to understand one another if they are on the same level.
“One must satisfy lower level basic needs before progressing on to meet higher level growth needs. Once these needs have been reasonably satisfied, one may be able to reach the highest level called self-actualization,” according to the Simply Psychology Web page.
Respect for other cultures will come as societies have their basic needs met.