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Re: Post-Disclosure

From: Rick Nielsen <nilthchi.nul>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 18:50:18 -0700 (PDT)
Archived: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 07:57:39 -0400
Subject: Re: Post-Disclosure

>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 14:29:27 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: Post-Disclosure

>What if _they_ are real?

>There has been a lot of discussion about the consequences of
>'disclosure'. The recent book After Disclosure provides an
>in-depth discussion - which I have not yet read.

>My own take on this was first published about 23 years ago:


I'd like to add to what you've written, Dr. Maccabee.

We're really talking about an emergency response scenario. In
this case, it's a regional or global emergency.

Most emergency response scenarios include a few phases, _never_
easy_, but well-known, like the following:

1. Emergency

2. Initial uncertainty

3. Detect and notify: determine the problem; then notify those
relevant to the response, like a chain of command, emergency
responders, necessary co-workers, family members, etc., while
ensuring communication is two-way

4. Isolate and contain: where possible, secure the emergency
area for appropriate emergency responses

5. Evaluate the response and any planning and activities needed
to return to (the new?) normal

6. Return to (the new?) normal

But what is normal? Normal includes meeting the common needs of
the people. Needs common to all humans would by nature be
fundamentally on the fence as far as finances, philosophies,
affiliations, and faith-systems.

Abraham Maslow theorized needs met to a level of individualistic
and independent adulthood.


His hierarchy of human needs is usually illustrated using a five
level pyramid. He concluded that most high-achieving adults
begin life getting their physiological needs met. Once these
basic needs are met, they progress through personal safety, love
and belonging, and self-esteem needs. Eventually they become
"self-actualized"; they realize their true potential, or "What a
man can be, he must be."

But Maslow's theory isn't without criticism. Among those
criticisms, some have pointed to a lack of a hierarchy and an
overlapping of needs in real-life. For example, poverty can be
the result of a lack in any Maslow needs area, which is not
always solved by attaining a higher level than physiological
needs. Critics also refer to the ethnocentric nature of the
original hierarchy, based on Western individualistic societies,
compared with collectivistic societies.

There are other criticisms.

Real life includes much more than Maslow has shown. Real life is
not just achieving individualistic and independent adulthood.
Real life includes family, the building block of society.


So Maslow's hierarchy was updated to replace self-actualization
with mate acquisition, mate retention and parenting.


This updated hierarchy of needs places family-building and
parenting at the highest levels.

Also, all needs overlap each other; meeting one need doesn't
mean one can focus on other needs alone. We focus on what's the
most immediate.

So, I see our return to normal, after our initial response to a
regional or global emergency, as a return to building families -
the building blocks of our society - in whatever "new" normal we
might find ourselves in.

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