Roger Moore's life in the extremes, he has experienced the
life of a film star and also a UNICEF Ambassador. Roger has
seen desperation well below the psychological levels of provision
and witnessed this at first hand.
Psychologists understand we need certain needs to make our
human life liveable, which in the affluent western world is
mostly provided for. In the Third World this is not the case.
People of the third world often live in intolerable situations
which are totally horrific. It is these people that organisations
like UNICEF and Kiwanis are trying to help and educate, saving
Roger Moore and Peter Ustinov
- April 2001
To put human needs in perspective we will briefly reflect
the classic works of A H Maslow who formulated a hierarchy
of human wants and needs into five basic categories. Firstly
creature comforts at the top dropping down to security, social
instinct, Ego gratification, and last self-actualization.
The three high level needs are ego related, including recognition,
status, ability to demonstrate high achievement, competence,
creativity, etc but the two lower levels are the basic necessities
of life, that are the absolute requirements of life, and it
is these that are largely missing in many third world countries.
This horrific lack of the basic requirements that we take
for granted in the western world, is the subject that the
likes of charities like UNICEF / Kiwanis are trying to help
with the good will of many people.