Most people spend the greater part of their lives working. Work has always been a big part of human existence. A few thousand years ago, to work or not was the difference between life and death. If you were lazy and didn't build a shelter or find food, you died.
Today life is different. Instead of working to survive, we can now work for personal fulfillment. Abraham Maslow did great research on this subject with his model, "Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs." It states that humans have different levels of needs, which are usually depicted in a five-level pyramid with physiological needs at the bottom and self-actualization at the top. People must climb this pyramid in order to reach the top and achieve "self-actualization." In other words, until we get our basic needs met we cannot move on and grow.
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