Closeness – The Needs’ Year (Week 49)

Closeness – The Needs’ Year (Week 49)

“I wish I had no feelings!” I was lying at home in my teenage room thinking about the girl I was in love with. My feelings of love were unanswered and I felt like the loneliest boy in the world. If I didn’t have any feelings, I wouldn’t have to suffer as I...
Order – The Needs’ Year (Week 48)

Order – The Needs’ Year (Week 48)

“I’m sorry, but I need to cancel our meeting. I can’t find my ID.” I was calling a friend. We had decided to meet, going to the bank to finally sign the last documents to be able to open a bank account in the newly formed Swedish NVC association. I needed...
Love – The Needs’ Year (Week 46)

Love – The Needs’ Year (Week 46)

I was in my early teens walking down the school corridor on one of the first days of ninth grade. When I reached my locker, I saw Anki and Hubbe sitting and kissing. They started giggling when they saw me. I unlocked my locker, hung up my jacket and took the school...
Play – The Needs’ Year (Week 45)

Play – The Needs’ Year (Week 45)

The kids are hanging on to me in bunches. A horde of 20 small seven-year-olds are trying to drag me to the ground. I stagger forward and can barely stand up. I plead in a complaining voice: “Please stop! I cannot take it anymore!” This only triggers them to try...
Beauty – The Needs’ Year (Week 44)

Beauty – The Needs’ Year (Week 44)

I stood speechless in awe for several minutes. The impressions flooded my senses and I enjoyed the splendour of the bright colours. Like so many times before, it was like I couldn’t get enough. Right then, all thoughts disappeared from my head. I was enjoying...
Movement – The Needs’ Year (Week 43)

Movement – The Needs’ Year (Week 43)

I have just increased the weight of the barbell to over 100 kilos. I notice that the body is in tension for the coming weight. Right now, the thought of doing four repetitions of the deadlift doesn’t feel particularly joyful. Knowing that I wouldn’t be...
Respect – The Needs’ Year (Week 40)

Respect – The Needs’ Year (Week 40)

Recently I have just joined a one-year training course that deals with the different stages of human development, based on an individual, a group and an evolutionary perspective. The training includes a personal test with a follow-up conversation with the course...

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