The book keeps getting better and better...Did Maslow ever read about Shackleton's Journey? I would say not ...because if he did...The pyramid would be upside down! Maslow contends that the most basic needs but me met first before one can have a strong desire or focus motivation upon...Chapter 5 displays the how the men thrive on morality,creativity,spontaneity and problem solving with confidence and respecting of others, long, long before there needs of food. clothing and shelter are met.
I could tell you excerpts but that was not what this blog was to be about. I will tell you that Wild keeps the spirits up and motivating saying that the ship will be there this week ( and he says it every week). The spirit of the group is not damped...they give multiple reasons why the ship is not there yet...They kept there sipirits up one way....Dreaming...and it works...thru the cold, hurt, hunger, thrist and even loss of extremities...these men are thoughtful and resilient.
But...Orde-Lees says, "There is no good in decieving ourselves any longer"(215)
Guess we will have to see if the dream stays alive,