Up & Coming Weekly

October 06, 2020

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4 UCW OCTOBER 7-13, 2020 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM STAFF PUBLISHER Bill Bowman Bill@upandcomingweekly.com ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Stephanie Crider editor@upandcomingweekly.com OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Paulette Naylor accounting@upandcomingweekly.com EDITOR April Olsen april@upandcomingweekly.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER Dylan Hooker art@upandcomingweekly.com EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Keyuri Parab REPORTER Jeff Thompson news@upandcomingweekly.com MARKETING ASSOCIATES Linda McAlister Brown linda@upandcomingweekly.com DISTRIBUTION MANAGER/SALES ADMINISTRATOR Laurel Handforth laurel@upandcomingweekly.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS D.G. Martin, Pitt Dickey, Margaret Dickson, Karl Merritt, John Hood, Jim Jones, Shanessa Fenner, Prudence Mainor, Avery Powers, Crissy Neville ––––––––––– Up & Coming Weekly www.upandcomingweekly.com 208 Rowan St. P.O. Box 53461 Fayetteville, NC 28305 PHONE: 910-484-6200 FAX: 910-484-9218 Up & Coming Weekly is a "Quality of Life" publication with local features, news and information on what's happening in and around the Fayetteville/Cumberland County community. Up & Coming Weekly is published weekly on Wednesdays. Up & Coming Weekly welcomes manuscripts, photographs and artwork for publication consideration, but assumes no responsibility for them. We cannot accept responsibility for the return of unsolicited manuscripts or material. Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher. The publisher reserves the right to edit or reject copy submitted for publication. Up & Coming Weekly is free of charge and distributed at indoor and outdoor locations throughout Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Pope Air Force Base, Hope Mills and Spring Lake. Readers are limited to one copy per person. © 2020 by F&B Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or advertisements without permission is strictly prohibited. Various ads with art graphics designed with elements from: vecteezy.com and freepik.com. PUBLISHER'S PEN is week our publisher, Bill Bowman, yields his space to con- tributor Jim Jones. In 1943, Psychological Review published a paper by Abraham Maslow called "A eory of Human Motivation." Today, this work is better known as "Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs." It uses a pyramid of needs to describe what motivates humans, based on their basic, psychological and self-fulfillment needs. At the foundation of Maslow's pyramid are physiological needs: food, water, sleep, shelter, clothing and reproduc- tion. Safety needs are the next highter level in the pyramind and include emotional, finan- cial and personal well-being. Maslow's other needs in- clude belongingness, love and esteem. At the top of the pyra- mid is self-actualization. Self- actualization is that place in life when a person has reached their full potential. Here is where they find that place in life called "joy." As a community, we are far from self-actualization. And we are coming up short on many fronts when it comes to belongingness, love and esteem as well. Locally, our preoccupation with the pandemic, civil unrest, un- employment, racial divisions, social justice and criminal justice all play on our collective psyche and create frustration accompa- nied by fears of a collapsing society. is sows seeds for further misunderstanding and conflict. I recently took a photo of the Market House in historic down- town Fayetteville. is nationally recognized landmark is now fenced-in — a visual metaphor reflecting our recent turbulent times. I wonder how residents and visitors view and interpret the fence that surrounds it. And the circumstances that led to the fence going up. Does the fence protect the Market House from people who want it destroyed because they view it as a symbol of hatred and suppression? Is it being used to keep people from enjoying it as an iconic backdrop for happy and fun events like family outings, weddings and graduations? Or, does it keep our growing homeless population from using it as an overnight shelter? With no access to the building, residents wonder what plat- form the Arts Council will use to celebrate its traditional Dick- en's Holiday, which traditionally ushers in the holiday season. Perhaps the fence will stay up for years and become known as the infamous Fayetteville Wall. Maybe the building will become the Fayetteville Market Jail. No matter how it is defined, it is an uncomplimentary reminder that no one will enjoy the Market House in its current state. Today, basic human decen- cy seems to be under attack almost everywhere you turn. It is a shame that people call their friends and family names like "fascist" or "commu- nist" based on their political preferences. How are so many willing to sacrifice lifeling relationships on the altar of politics and division? Meanwhile, our current candidates differ greatly in their views about how to move forward as a nation and as a society. As citizens and constituents, it seems like we do, too. Both political parties/ candidates should represent and define those things that are essential to every American — the basics such as food, clean water, shelter, safety and security. ese should have the highest priority and should be the issues they address first. Americans should vote for whomever best represents their beliefs of what is best for them, their family, community and country. is upcoming election would serve everyone much better if all politicians focused on solutions that pursue Maslow's basic needs for their constituents, especially safety and security. is would guarantee a stable, safe and secure American way of life no matter who is elected and would enable us to experience more joy and less fear. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: voting for safety and security by JIM JONES HIGH LOW HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH LOW LOW OCT 12 OCT 11 OCT 09 OCT 13 OCT 08 THURSDAY FRIDAY SUNDAY MONDAY HIGH LOW LOW TUESDAY LOW OCT 10 SATURDAY Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Sunny Sunny e upcoming election would serve us all better if politicians focused on our hierarchy of needs. JIM JONES, Contributing Writer. Comments? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910- 484-6200.

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