Do you guys agree with this theory? Which in part says things like, we hold needs like eating, breathing and safety in a higher priority to needs like morality and lack of prejudice. Here's a link to the wiki page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs . What about those who self-immolate, it's seems to contradict this theory in my understanding, becuase they are usually drawing on their morality when they self-immolate, and bypass the base needs. They are willing to die for something. I once read a quote by I think MLK jr. which said something like only a life in which your willing to die for something is worth living. What do you think? (Also, Do any of you know the word for self immolation which specifically refers to self-immolation by burning, I know self-immolation in itself can refer to burning but I think there is another word which only refers to burning but I can't find it, if any of you know it please share, thanks) P.S. - let me know if you think this topic is mawkish.