Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Adults needs are similar to the needs of adolescence. Adults need Food, Water, Clothing and shelter in order to survive, they then need a safe and secure environment in order to get to the stage of love and belonging. The love and belonging stage involves having relationships with your family and friends but also means starting to develop a intimate relationship between you and your partner, when you reach this stage then your are ready to go to the Self Esteem stage. Self Esteem means that you have confidence in yourself, in your appearance and you respect yourself as an individual. You also will respects others viewpoints as you will learn that everyone has their opinion. One you have reached Self Actualization you are at the top of the pyramid and you can then just relax knowing that your are at your full potential.