Do you know what a human truth is? At its core, it’s something that will apply to any human being regardless of their origin or circumstances. Love and happiness are the more universal ones.
During my hotel management days with Starwood, we lived by five human truths that applied to everyone from the housekeeper to the celebrity guest:
- We want to be understood
- We want to belong
- We long to feel special
- We crave control over our lives
- We dream of reaching our potential
Human truths are not overt declarations, rather they lie beneath the surface of our choices, our beliefs, and all of the things we don’t say.
As individuals, we may resonate with one truth more than the others depending on our current circumstances.
Lately, it’s been number 5 for me. Which human truth (or truths) resonates with you right now?