Maslowian and Neo-Maslowian Vocabulary


A eularchy (eu+l[ogos]+archy) is a holarchy or collection of vectorials (including fuzzy vectorials) or objects with a single ultimate Maslowian B-value (ב) as the nidus. Although the collection of eularchies with the set of B-value nidi has not been defined, it could probably best be called a "Maslarchy" for want of a better term. The term "eularchy" was coined on 4/10/2009 by Nidus Systems for the purpose of tracking the growth of the concept on search engines such as Google (which showed zero instances of the term) and to place a specific handle on hierarchical or holarchical entities with the B-values as nidi.

Zeigarnik Bit (ZBIT)

After Bluma Zeigarnik. The zbit in maze theory is the bit of intention, which is set the first time one reaches a node, and is persistent. Further probes can break the Bell State, but needn't.


Mentoring [historical attribution] trail in a eularchy.


The aggridant is the CLASS: biologically superior and dominant individual. Stop.

Notice this is a class but includes real people. The aggridants are the best for the task at hand, a la Hersey and Blanchard (Situational leadership). They also sense pressure to do what they are good at. This excludes people who feel pressure to do what they are not good at, like the nutcase artist or the composer who lives in dischord. The class includes experts who want to use their aptitudes, skills and talents to maximize B-values and B-resonance when in the Interositer.

This gets tricky when working with the generalist-specialist distinction. Everyone knows and understands the aggridant specialist. These are the musicians who knew from childhood that they are to be mucisians (whether they like it or not). It also includes the scientist who craves the Truth with great force, and the lawyer who wants to insure J-Max. And it includes those who are driven to write, paint, sing, and build bridges. It even applies to the accountants and the stoichiometrists (is that a word?).

Where it becomes really interesting is with the SA generalists. If we follow Maslow's "Theory Z" down the line, there would be non-transcending generalists and transcending generalists. The non-transcending ones would be the Eisenhowers and Eleanor Roosevelts. But the transcending generalists are, by definition, born to not only be in service but also to be on the point. They are best fitted for it, and they know it. This makes sense, because the mothering and mentoring instincts are strong in good people. Being of service means being a mentor as well as cleaning toilets. But watch out for what happens when you extend this too far and wind the logic too tight. Being of service means being of service at the zero crossing as well as the nidus.

Biologically superior means superior in terms of being most fully human. Humans weren't born to be in the jungle, so aggridants are dichotomy transcenders, peacemakers and altruists. But they are also activist peacemakers, like Martin-Baro. Why aren't there more of these?


Viewing the world through shit-colored glasses. The five o'clock news. Endless cynicism and negativity. Spiritual black holes. It's when we study and think about the worst people--the sick ones--rather than truly healthy people. Who wants a sodomist padre? Why not realize that there are good people on this earth? The focus on negative energy makes us slightly sick, but we forget to notice it. It's better to notice one smile than a hundred frowns.

Mechanomorphic crippling

This is when people focus endlessly on means rather than ends. I once worked with an engineer who believed that the best help system should start by defining all possible problems. It's a great exercise, but people are drowning out here. While you are defining and dissecting and atomizing, I am suffering under the aspect of Interface Crisis.

This happens daily, for example, when you can't get to the information you want on web pages because there's too much crap in the pipeline and stacks. That's why these pages are fast. They're simple text, so you don't need T1 to communicate.

Another exquisite example of mechanomorphic crippling is Microsoft Word. There are some of us who want to write a letter, not create a cancer. If you printed it out, complete with code, you would probably have to be Arnold to fold it (and he could light cigars with it for a year). There was a time when we could actually communicate with less than a megabyte, and when so much time wasn't spent in patching, upgrading, and spraying for lice, we could chat and grow.

There is also the loss of the middle name to the mechanomorphs who simply forgot that some people used to likebeing called by their middle name. How many of you had to change your name because of a system that was supposed to be working for you? How insulting.

Esteem needs

Maslow described two types of esteem needs: self-esteem needs and the need for respect from others.

Self-esteem involves realistic feelings of competence, confidence, mastery, achievement, independence, use of aptitudes and freedom (if one has tasted it). This implies that there are no neurotic barriers to full functioning. The person with good self-esteem would prepared to step forward into growth rather than backward into safety. He leans into risk, but stays in touch with reality and factual capabilities. This also involves Cszikszentmihalyi's flow.

Respect from others entails recognition, acceptance, status, and appreciation. Together, these form a feedback loop. The more positive feedback, the more one is apt to take small risks at the growing tip.

Esteem needs are not met, the metapathology is basically stepping back into safety. A good example is public speaking.

Q: So why did you make this page blue then, genius?
A: To make it easier for old corneae.

:w (what type of person would make this exact mistake?)