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Our Emotional Needs
The other day I asked myself "What were Hitler's emotional needs"? Today I googled this and found that there were no results. In other words, no one has asked that question.
We generally underestimate the importance of our emotional needs. In fact, we don't even generally speak of their existence.
I also tried "What were Hitler's needs?" This, too, brought no results.
But when you start to search "What were Hitler's..." you get things like: What were Hitler's goals, beliefs, objectives in Europe.
My point is that we need to start thinking in terms of our emotional needs. People are driven by needs. Humans do have emotional needs. Hitler didn't need food or shelter. So what did he need? What do any of our political leaders need? What motivates leaders to lead us into wars?
It would help us to think about this and devote more time to studying and understanding our emotional needs.
I plan to write more about the emotion-related problems in America, in particular how the emotional needs of children and teens are not being met, and what the consequences are of this.
By the way, in his book "The Sane Soiety," Erich Fromm asks if modern civilization "fails to satisfy profound needs in man." He does not use the term emotional needs, but he refers to "psychic needs" and says:
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|Here is some journal writing
related to emotional needs
you dont know how someone feels, how needy they are
feeling at the moment, you dont know what to expect from
them. like if u think a car has gas and it doesnt, you
get frustrated, but if you know from the beginning it is
empty, then you dont.
from sept 2010
You Can Never Get Enough of a Substitute