Big Bang Theory of Connection

The Big Bang Theory of Connection is the theory or idea that powerful and intense Connection Experiences are the standard and superior way to experience Connection.

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This phrase is inspired by Maslow's comment about the "Big Bang" theory of self-actualization.[1]

Maslow suggests that dramatic connection experiences are just "openers," and that following these openers there is a considerable amount of "working through" that must occur. Maslow rightly points out that this gets lost by "youngster." I would also suggest that people are also misled, either consciously or unconsciously, about the nature of connection, the work involved, and the actual, medium-term goal which is the achievement of Permanent Connection.

"Too many young people delude themselves with the "Big_ Bang" theory of self-actualization. One of our tasks is to communicate better with young people and give them a greater appreciation of patience and for the miraculous ele- ments in ordinary existence."[2]

Footnotes

  1. Maslow, A. H. "Lessons from the Peak-Experiences." Journal of Humanistic Psychology 2 1 (1962): p. 120.
  2. Maslow, A. H. "Lessons from the Peak-Experiences." Journal of Humanistic Psychology 2 1 (1962): p. 120.