Think of the tendencies as verbs. They help human beings to meet basic fundamental needs (nouns).
- Everyone has needs; human tendencies support human needs.
- All human beings of all times and all places have identical needs.
- The tendencies allow for various solutions to the same problems – food, shelter, protection/safety.
- One does not have to copy what others have done – each person can solve these problems for himself based on personal situations and possible solutions at hand.
All humans have some typical characteristics in the human tendencies. While individual outcomes can vary greatly, human tendencies are ordered to the goal of fulfilling human needs, both physical and spiritual as both are necessary for full human life.