See you in a future past life
A almost daily journal / journey.
Team work, groups and forming the traveling group.
Team work and groups. A team is a unified
group, the group is unified in to a team
through a plan. Ideally, the plan is the reason
each individual joined the group.
Interestingly enough, the outward reasoning
for the forming of any group, “the plan“, is
not the most influential reason for the group
forming. People are drawn together for
much more primal reasons.
I believe the list of universal human needs is
A insight to those primal reasons groups
form and crowds gather.
On the internet I located a list of universal
human needs. The list I found has about
sixty five universal human needs. I see these
needs for what they are, primal switches,
not in absolute terms as in on and off.
Hum. To know, is to experience.
The list is extensive and is admittedly
incomplete . Below is a list of universal
human needs. Please, If you would, reflect
on each word and consider what it means to
you. Consider, how often you engage in
each human need? What universal human
needs where you unaware of?
Think of an activity, How many universal
human needs dose that activity have the
potential to stimulate/ satisfy?
Most activities, stimulate, satisfy, engage or
energize multiple universal human needs at
Marriage, a bundled experience of universal
human needs, the commitment to form a life
long team. Ideally, marriage sets in motion
a life time exploration and practice of
universal human needs, doing so, keeps the
marriage/ the team in balance with its self as
A list of universal human needs.
LEARNING PLAY FUN
RESPECT LOVE HUMOR
INDEPENDENCE TO MATTER
MEANING PURPOSE JOY
PEACE COMPASSION FREEDOM
AUTHENTICITY PEACE OF MIND
SPACE EASE ACCEPTANCE
INCLUSION EMPATHY PRESENCE
SUPPORT SHELTER HEALTH
WATER PHYSICAL SAFETY
FOOD SUSTENANCE REST
PHYSICAL MOVEMENT TOUCH
SEXUAL EXPRESSION MUTUALITY
DIVERSITY TRUST EQUALITY
SECURITY STABILITY ORDER
I believe, that being familiar with these
words and there definitions and searching
out the experience behind these words can
develop a balanced full human experience.
Obviously, if people live in a tyrannical
country, some of these experiences are
beyond their grasp. (Freedom, It is of the
greatest human importance.)
Please consider these possibilities into your
I imagine, a healthy person, unaware of the
list of universal human needs, but
practicing them through primal intuition,
would feel a sense of balance as well.
Many paths lead to the same destination.
How dose the list of universal human needs
relate to a group or team?
I believe that the universal list of human
needs should be one of the first discussions
a newly forming group should consider as a
regularly scheduled conversation.
I believe the list of universal human needs
can increase the continuity and effectiveness
of a group.
More about teams and groups.
I love the radio. I listen to NPR and the
BBC. I hear a lot of interesting bits of trivia.
Several month’s ago I heard a snippet that
fascinated me pertaining to groups.
“ A group retains its continuity until it
exceeds seven people, then its continuity
and its efficiency, begins to break down.”
Lets say there is a football field and at one
end of the field there is a stack of one
thousand bricks. For some reason a person is
charged with the task of moving all of the
bricks from one end of the field to the other.
What are some of the feelings that could go
through that persons mind while considering
and moving the stack of bricks? First I
imagine, a feeling of dread, followed by a
slight depression. If the person is not in
shape it may even feel hopeless. Carrying as
many as four bricks it would take two
hundred and fifty trips, that person would
walk one hundred fifty thousand feet. All of
these negative emotions make that person
less efficient and resistant, not to mention
exhausted from physical activity and stress.
If that person was able to recruit some help,
say seven of his friends, and he asked them
to recruit seven of their friends, their would
be three hundred forty three people. Now to
move the bricks from one side of the field to
the other would only take three trips per
person to complete the brick moving task.
It would be done in less than a half hour.
Because of the large number of people that
showed up to move the bricks, the
individual peoples efficiency increased
because of the lack of resistant emotions.
So, when a group of people forms around a
shared interest to perform a singular strait
forward task, the forming and presence of
the group empowers the individual
amplifying the potential of the group.
About forming a group of travelers.
This book has evolved from a fictional story,
to a journal and a plan. As the plan has
evolved, it went from me on my own, to a
search for a female companion to share the
trip with, to a invitation for other folks to
participate in the journey.
I and led to believe, from what I understand
of groups, to keep the traveling group to
around seven. The question is, what rolls
will each of the seven play on the journey?
2) Computer genius
3) Cinematographer/ Filmmaker
4) Yoga instructor / Dietitian
5) Motor cycle mechanic
6) visual artist / painter
7) me/ writer
Do any of these rolls appeal to you the
If so, please contact me through my profile
Page on my blog.
Have a great day.
I thank you for your readership.