Re: Will there be time to Relax?

Harvey Newstrom (
Tue, 9 Nov 1999 11:52:33 -0500

People work toward basic needs, such as food, first. After food, shelter, finances are taken care of, then social bonding will become important. Social bonding is secondary to the immediate physical needs.

Harvey Newstrom <mailto://> <>
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From: Cynthia <>
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Subject: Re: Will there be time to Relax?

> > > I do not get this at all -- it seems that bonds of social trust would
> have
> > > been more valuable in times of scarcity. I'd appreciate a brief
> explanation
> > > of this idea.
> >
> > I don't have much more. We do know that in situations of extreme
> poverty,such as
> > during famine, people show the *least* social bonding. And as we have
> > gotten richer, we have spent more time on activities whose primary
> > I think is social bonding: leisure, education, and health care. So I
> hypothesize
> I think in time of plenty, social bonds widen. People in extreme poverty
> tend to only care about their immediate family.