Maslow’s B-Values and Predictability

Along with the Hierarcy of Needs, Abraham Maslow also compiled a set of Being Values. 

  • WHOLENESS (unity; integration; tendency to one-ness; interconnectedness; simplicity; organization; structure; dichotomy-transcendence; order);
    
    
  • PERFECTION (necessity; just-right-ness; just-so-ness; inevitability; suitability; justice; completeness; “oughtness”);
    
    
  • COMPLETION (ending; finality; justice; “it’s finished”; fulfillment; finis and telos; destiny; fate);
    
    
  • JUSTICE (fairness; orderliness; lawfulness; “oughtness”);
    
    
  • ALIVENESS (process; non-deadness; spontaneity; self-regulation; full-functioning);
    
    
  • RICHNESS (differentiation, complexity; intricacy);
    
    
  • SIMPLICITY (honesty; nakedness; essentiality; abstract, essential, skeletal structure);
    
    
  • BEAUTY (rightness; form; aliveness; simplicity; richness; wholeness; perfection; completion; uniqueness; honesty);
    
    
  • GOODNESS (rightness; desireability; oughtness; justice; benevolence; honesty);
    
    
  • UNIQUENESS (idiosyncrasy; individuality; non-comparability; novelty);
    
    
  • EFFORTLESSNESS (ease; lack of strain, striving or difficulty; grace; perfect, beautiful functioning);
    
    
  • PLAYFULNESS (fun; joy; amusement; gaiety; humor; exuberance; effortlessness);
    
    
  • TRUTH (honesty; reality; nakedness; simplicity; richness; oughtness; beauty; pure, clean and unadulterated; completeness; essentiality).
    
    
  • SELF-SUFFICIENCY (autonomy; independence; not-needing-other-than-itself-in-order-to-be-itself; self-determining; environment-transcendence; separateness; living by its own laws).

When you examine these values in the context of intelligence being the power to predict it becomes clear that many of these B-Values derive their appeal by affording us predictability.  We find satisfaction in life when it meets our preparation to expect the expected or expect the unexpected.

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Intelligence is not Behaviour but Prediction

Came across a video of Jeff Hawkins of the Redwood Neuroscience Institute explaining brain theory.

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Remember, the above diagram as you view the video. Also think about the Universe of Discourse as explained by James Moffett. The theory has already been hinted at.