David Blaine claims he is motivated by the possibility of pushing our perceived boundaries, saying:
"We are all capable of infinitely more than we believe. We are stronger and more resourceful than we know, and we can endure much more than we think we can. In truth, the only restrictions on our capacity to astonish ourselves and each other are imposed by our own minds."
Is David Blaine seeking to satisfy the higher level need of Self-Actualisation, whilst sacrificing lower level Physiological, Safety and Social needs, according to Maslow.
Or is this an example of F.W.Taylor's Rational Economic Man, seeking to generate a large amount of money through a 'publicity stunt'.
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