Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
Motivation and Personality
"it is legitimate and fruitful to regard instinctoid basic needs and the metaneeds as rights as well as needs. This follows immediately upon granting that human beings have a right to be human in the same sense that cats have a right to be cats. In order to be fully human, these need and metaneed gratifications are necessary, and may therefore be considered to be natural rights."
- Abraham Maslow, Motivation and Personality (1954)