The Winter Olympics is well under way, captivating nations around the world and uniting them together in the arena of sport. What is it that fascinates people about sport? Is it the beauty of ice dancing, the acrobatics of snowbaording or the thrill of the downhill? Or is it something more, the uncertainty of the performance and the thrill of the journey to find out who will beat the rest. The truth is that performing and watching sport fulfills many of our human needs that are hard wired into us as human beings allowing us to have peak experiences which we all seek.
A musician must make music, and artist must paint, a poet must write if she is to be ultimately at
peace with herself. What a person can be she must be. This need we call self actualisation…
it refers to a persons desire for self fulfillment, namely to become everything
one is capable of becoming.
– Abraham Maslow