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Hanna Pak
Mrs. Yuhas
World Literature
7 September 2012
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Ben Saunders had achieved something that no one has ever achieved. He skied to the North Pole all alone. Skiing solo to the North Pole all alone is no easy task. The first time he failed miserably. The second time he succeeded wonderfully. Ben’s actions projected his courage and endurance. His characteristics exemplify mostly the color orange and green. Orange personalities appreciate cleverness and spontaneity while green personalities love challenges. His story illustrates his most dominant colors and what level he met on Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. People with a dominant orange color have the freedom to risk without fear or failure. They can present themselves and solve problems. They can deal and get through chaos. Just having the desire and endurance for this trip demonstrates the orange personality of Ben. However, everyone possesses the four colors. Ben also shows a dominant green color. In his video diaries, he seemed to be level-headed and determined. He did not act conceited or like a snob at all; but he stands independent, loves challenges, and seems very cool, calm, and poised. Ben had to overcome many obstacles on his first trip. He had acquired himself in an encounter with a polar bear and had a shortage of food. These exist as basic level 1 and level 2 on Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs that Ben had nearly met. He also mentioned how his communication device only had a few hours of communication ability. He only had a limited and scarce amount of human communication opportunity in the hundreds of days of travel. He barely met Level three of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. Even though it seems like he had only met level 3, he has met all five levels. Being how he now exists so comfortably with himself, one can believe he has met level four. Then level 5, his goal was to be the first to take a solo trip to the North Pole. Having a goal and then achieving it is proof he has attained...
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