Our 2 Greatest FEARS – The Psychology of Conformity – Abraham Maslow

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This video examines our two greatest fears in life. The concepts are derived from some of the teachings of Abraham Maslow.

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Sources: The Farther Reaches of Human Nature by Abraham H. Maslow

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    added on 29 Feb, 2020

    You must transmutation. save the seed make her orgasm but keep yours!!!! Peniel gland 33 segments up your spine towards your connection with God. Above u get your crown. Your purpose. Gods purpose for you. I tell u friends swinging at me for the last three days cause I got a gift. I never punch first.

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    added on 29 Feb, 2020

    Perfect video for me. A Khoi San South African bushman born 1990 into South Africa’s fake freedom because Madela died in prison1985. I’m playing guitar 🎸 here in Addis Ababa Ethiopia the new Jerusalem. No friends right now. Just me, my bible, my ganja and my guitar 🎸.

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    added on 2 Mar, 2020

    How come few are famous? Because there's only so much time we can spend, and no reasonable human can spend that on every single one of all the billions of humans inhabiting this planet, much less the billions yet to come. Though that's a much more concrete, tangible, and Mathematical answer to the direction of this video.

    Ironically, isolation is my comfort zone. Also I don't fear greatness; I fear the constant pestering and decrying that'll come as a direct result of greatness.

    Partially disagree on the part about why people settle. Could be, lack of opportunity, lack of interest from particularly empowered parties…maybe "The End of All Jobs" is coming. Could be from striving repeatedly for greatness, and only finding nothing but disappointment for a lifetime.
    But what I DO agree on, is being in between humility and arrogance. I call it "being grounded", sometimes worded as "pragmatic" or even (gasp) "realistic".

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    added on 4 Mar, 2020

    Thank you very much for these words you've spoken my friend, I really needed to hear this. I honestly felt my soul spark a light, telling me to become great!

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    added on 8 Mar, 2020

    It comes down to testosterone

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    added on 9 Mar, 2020

    The message of this video is build on the premise that everyone wants or should want to be rich, successful, influential or famous. If you try to strive to reach those goals (driven very much on outside stimuli and essentially turning you into an unfulfilled addict), you will never find true, generic happiness. Look inside for happiness, not outside.

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    added on 10 Mar, 2020

    You're telling my self confidence obstruct people of disliking my vids?
    Cool, but I don't get it. Never thought of myself as confident, rather as careless.

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    added on 10 Mar, 2020

    After school = Marjiuana time!!!

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    added on 14 Mar, 2020

    I hope Fiona Witaba gets to watch this some day in her life!

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    added on 16 Mar, 2020

    Our Deepest Fear
    By Marianne Williamson

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
    Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
    It is our light, not our darkness
    That most frightens us.

    We ask ourselves
    Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
    Actually, who are you not to be?
    You are a child of God.

    Your playing small
    Does not serve the world.
    There's nothing enlightened about shrinking
    So that other people won't feel insecure around you.

    We are all meant to shine,
    As children do.
    We were born to make manifest
    The glory of God that is within us.

    It's not just in some of us;
    It's in everyone.

    And as we let our own light shine,
    We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
    As we're liberated from our own fear,
    Our presence automatically liberates others.

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    added on 18 Mar, 2020

    Ive never understood fear of greatness. Mine jumps between fear of conformity and fear of failure and the massive amount of courage itd take to withstand it WHEN it happens rather than the greatness itself

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    added on 26 Mar, 2020

    I disagree. First time I have ever unliked a video on YouTube. Crazy.

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    added on 11 Apr, 2020

    Wow, Just go ahead and explain the last 6 years of my life….. Thinking, Thinking, Thinking, but never doing.

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    added on 18 Apr, 2020

    Being great requires WORK. Most people don’t want to work that hard. They make excuses so that they won’t have to work hard. I think the only fear is fear of failure so why try? It always goes back to “ too much work.”

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    added on 21 Apr, 2020

    Define 'Greatness'.

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    added on 4 May, 2020

    Sounds impossible.

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    added on 11 May, 2020

    What a beautiful video!

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    added on 25 May, 2020

    Why are richness, influence and fame the only things that define greatness? Very questionable… There is so much more to life. Mo money mo problems.

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    added on 28 May, 2020

    40 years later I need to watch after school specials again. ☹️🤔🤗

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    added on 29 May, 2020

    I very much appreciate and find this information truly interesting and enlightening. Keep it coming.! 😊👂👍🇨🇦

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    added on 6 Jun, 2020

    But how u can feel alone when u r celebrity or respectful person?

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    added on 7 Jun, 2020

    What if you are trying to be more than you’re capable of?

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    added on 7 Jun, 2020

    This is by far one of the best videos I've ever seen, thank you!!!;)

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    added on 8 Jun, 2020

    I love this channel! Do you recommend showing this to my 1st grader?

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    added on 8 Jun, 2020

    Humans fear fundemental change, change is only embraced on small levels a new button on a phone, or new colour on products, new car, new.job, etc. But fundamental change freaks people out and anybody whos ideas suggests this will be ostricized

    Also never fuck with anything that is not afraid to be alone.

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    added on 11 Jun, 2020

    I fear the ladder of success because the higher I climb, the more the fall will hurt if I fail and let myself go. Struggling with depression and anxiety as well, I get worried that these diseases in my life will only contribute to my fall in the future if I do manage to summon the courage to do more than I thought I could, only for my demons to bring me back down, so why bother trying?

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    added on 17 Jun, 2020

    I fell 7 stories, was in a coma for 3 weeks, and lived. I walk now and I am completely grateful. After my fall, I was in a band and we played many shows and almost got signed. I had such a fear of making it big, that it bothered me to the core. I ended up quitting the band only to move back with my girlfriend and closer to my family. I felt it was the safer route, so that's why I chose it. I'm married now with kids and have a house, but I think alot sometimes if I wouldve stayed in the band. I think of how I'm 39 now unemployed, and where I'm going to go from here, what job will I have? I took the conformity route and am still pestered about my profession. Should it even be a big deal, when i lived through falling 7 stories, got to live out my dream of being a rock star, and having a wife and kids?

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    added on 19 Jun, 2020

    Balancing life here. For you.

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    added on 19 Jun, 2020

    Absolutely true Awesome

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    added on 19 Jun, 2020

    But, isn’t the joy of life exploration? Isn’t the best part of life exploring the different places of the world and finding treasure only to give it away?

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    added on 19 Jun, 2020

    I get this

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    added on 22 Jun, 2020

    People are afraid to live and afraid to die, socially and otherwise.

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    added on 22 Jun, 2020

    Very good video, very thankful for your content man

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    added on 23 Jun, 2020

    yeah, I call bullshit. In the case of Maslow talking to his students, they didn't fear greatness, they feared being socially criticized for being arrogant when they hadn't proved themselves to be great. We're fighting against the uncomfortable process of self actualization not a "fear of being great".

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    added on 25 Jun, 2020

    Now more than ever, it's dangerous to stick out. Everyone is just waiting for your one slip up or sifting through your past to find something to destroy you with.

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    added on 25 Jun, 2020

    Most people..? but not all..

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    added on 14 Jul, 2020

    Just be confident bro

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    added on 19 Jul, 2020

    I must be great as I am a non-conformist and I stand alone.

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    added on 19 Jul, 2020

    "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…"
    Marrianne Williamson.

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    added on 2 Aug, 2020

    I'm asking this question probably far to late but I would love to read some responses 🙂

    Have you guys been taught to be humble and "not to brag" etc? Because I feel like standing out could be seen as some form of bragging in a way. Like showing of etc…Probably depends on your attitude, but I'm not sure if a lot of people would care to take a closer look at your attitude while you are standing out or performing well at a task etc.

    Thoughts 🙂 ?

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    added on 12 Aug, 2020

    I think the fear of failure prevents most from even trying. We fear we may never live up to our greatness and be rejected therefore alone. I think it's important to put this video in that context as well. I would love to be Hollywood actress but the likelihood that I'll fail is much stronger than my desire to conform.

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    added on 20 Aug, 2020

    Achieving greatness is another task entirely.

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    added on 27 Aug, 2020

    so ur telling me Chester Bennington(Singer and the legend of Linkin Park) felt lonely at the top. thats just sad cuz he helped millions but millions couldnt

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    added on 28 Aug, 2020

    People want to reach “success” to prove their self-worth.

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    added on 7 Sep, 2020

    Subscribed! I actually wrote this comment then subscribed…lol!

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    added on 7 Sep, 2020

    Unfortunately, many others do strive for greatness and end up becoming overachievers, refusing to believe anything they do can ever be enough. We may idolize success but we're 10 times more likely to become depressed or suicidal when we fail. Individualism is a sickness, especially because it doesn't stress the importance of family and community, so that not standing out from the crowd makes you mediocre and unworthy of existence.

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    added on 9 Sep, 2020

    Distractions are the comforts of the conformist.

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    added on 13 Sep, 2020

    I just want to be a part of my community, and I don't hate their HOA, it's not mine. However my community is stronger because we work together. This is America, We coined the concept of HollyWoood, We Knocked down the wall, We exposed the Tienanmen Massacre, We are the watchers, we are everybody and you can't stop us

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    added on 13 Sep, 2020

    The phones over sells it, your art is bunk//I'm calling it out…

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