No Limits To Happiness
Humans are motivated in their actions to satisfy needs. Needs are what drives people. People’s needs should also be what drives the economy. Starting from the needs of individuals and not starting from the needs of an economic theory or the needs of a financial system.
So, what do we need? Abraham Maslow, an American psychologist studied the human needs and is most remembered for the hierarchy of needs. The hierarchy of needs is most commonly presented as follows:
The more basic needs like housing and food are at the bottom of this hierarchy. When we fulfill these basic needs we can move on toward higher needs like friendship and community all the way toward the fulfillment of spiritual and creative needs.
Progress brings economic efficiencies that make it possible to create more with fewer resources and less time ( e.g inventions like the wheel, the engine, the computer and productivity gains in general). This should make it possible to fulfill more needs with less effort. This makes it possible to narrow the bottom in our hierarchy of needs.