Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Self-Actualization at Age 5

I actually had to look up the term I was thinking of for this post.

For what it's called when someone sees themself very clearly and is not deluded as to their appearance.

(For I?  Am definitely deluded.  I always feel like I look much skinnier and put together than I actually am.  Related:  I kinda hate mirrors.)

The term I was looking for was "self-actualized".  Not the entire definition, but part of it:

"The self-actualized person has a more efficient perception of reality and more comfortable relations with it. He can accept the good and the bad, the highs and the lows, and he can tell the difference.   The self-actualizing person sees reality as it is and accepts responsibility for it."

Kindergarten self-portrait

Yup, I'd say Baby is pretty self-actualized.  The ears, the chiclet teeth....he nailed it.  Love.


Adrienne said...

oooh, that's a keeper! the self portrait and the photo of him with it! Precious!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha. So cute!


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