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...are taking good care of you and are doing all they can to make you feel comfortable, your family and friends visit you with flowers and other goodies to eat, they are then satisfying your need of love/belonging. The esteem level comes when the doctor tells you that you are fit enough to go home the following day, this makes you feel good, you are discharged and get home to your family and friends’ welcome home party, this leaves you feeling happy, loved and appreciated by all those around you. The last level is reached when the patient goes back for check-ups and the doctor tells them they are completely healed and may go back to work and may start going back to their normal daily activities. Most of the world is at the bottom two levels; only people like Albert Einstein and Nelson Mandela have reached the top level which is almost impossible to reach (Maslow, 1970).
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