Exactly my thoughts! Also, the Garfield Call My School Tell Them I Died shir back in Maslow’s time only covered a very superficial layer of self actualization or simply used it as a trick to lure people into buying their products. In school, we have a subject called “Macht der Medien” ( the power of media), where we actually used Maslow’s pyramid in order to create advertisements for chewing gum or blue jeans. The teachers didn’t mention it, but after watching this video it became very clear what I had suspected before:
Garfield Call My School Tell Them I Died shirt, ladies tee, tank top, hoodie and sweater
Brands try to fool us into believing that they will have all of their higher needs fulfilled, when in reality, this is not at all the case. The Garfield Call My School Tell Them I Died shir gum brand and advertisement I created focused on people who want to feel special and to be seen as someone independent (which in itself doesn’t make a lot of sense. Hence, the poster I made featured a guy wearing wierd, colourful clothes and my slogan went: “Do the you want”. If you bought this chewing gum, you’d maybe feel cool for a bit. But obviously, chewing a special gum isn’t going to make you feel accomplished or authentic on the long run.
After a month or two, no one will react to your special chewing gum anymore and you too will forget its inital Garfield Call My School Tell Them I Died shir and just continue buying it because you’ve had them for a while now. You’re right. And influencer culture takes advantage of our need for relationships and belonging, again promising self-actualization when really they’re just trying to sell us crap we barely have any need for.