Is the human soul actually a chemical chain reaction?

I came across this short post which I think makes a good introduction to my next post (still undergoing research and thought process) on where our Human Future may take us. Many thanks to ‘decluttering my life‘ for allowing my repost.

“Psychologist Maslow alleged that only 1% of the population reach self-fulfillment. Why do the majority fail along the road?

Needs can be classified into five hierarchical stages. Once the first four levels are met, we can focus on self-actualisation. Our mind can not be deceived with excessive lower level satifaction.

    Biological needs – air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sex, sleep.

    Safety needs – security, law, stability.

    Belongingness needs – friendship, trust, acceptance, receiving and giving love, affiliating.

    Esteem needs – achievement, independence, status, self-respect, respect from others.

    Self-Actualization needs – realizing personal potential. It requires honesty, independence, awareness, objectivity and creativity.


Why are our states of mind always faltering?  This progress is often broken by failures to meet lower necessities. Private and professional life events can make us swing between the stages. Different levels can appear any time and complex needs can require actions at more levels at a time.

Why do we start worrying about the meaning of life once our goals get achieved? Reaching the top level, we start musing life itself. “We may come to fear that death in inevitable and that life is meaningless, but at the same time cling on to the cherished belief that life is eternal or at least important.” This ‘existential anxiety’ can be treated with  moral codes or even religion.”


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7 thoughts on “Is the human soul actually a chemical chain reaction?

  1. How does anyone define success in life? Living is a subjective experience, so i propose we should define what is most important to us, and what we want to accomplish. Happiness and fulfillment should be a byproduct of the journey, and not the goal. This is my understanding of purpose, our reason for being. I would love to hear what you or your readers consider most precious in life. 🙂

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    1. I love this comment. Perhaps if you read my ‘Why am I Here’ and ‘Why am I Human’ pieces, (at the beginning of this short series) you’ll get a sense of why I started this… each piece of writing is related in its way.

      I agree that the journey is the most important aspect of life. I also think that happiness and success (although I’m not sure I like the word ‘success’), comes from how we live and how we interact with other life.

      For me happiness and purpose come when I feel love for other life (in whatever form). If I can feel love, I am happy. We feel that which we project. If we project anything else, that is also what we get back.

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