As defined by wikipiedia: I believe all of these values are ingrained in our culture except that the cultural view of self-actualization is different then that of Maslow's Hierarchy of needs. All these ideals are problematic. For instance: 1)Personal responsibility presumes we are in control of the situation. Taken to the extreme this belief can lead to a blame the victim mentality. 2)Free will assumes the presumption of choice. People in desperate need or lacking information (for instance biased information though marketing) will make choices which are not in their best interest or contradictory to their value system. 3)Now with regards to Self-actualization our cultural definition (A.K.A finding yourself) is quite different then that of Maslow's hierarchy of needs. In Maslow's Hierarchy self actualization includes: morality, creativity, spontaneity, problem solving, lack of prejudice, acceptance of facts. Some of these are value statements and some of them intellectual pursuits. It is one thing to assume that fulfilling a value system is a need it is another to presume the value system. Additional and unfortunately most people don't gain much happiness by intellectual pursuits and often the smartest people are the least happy. Now the cultural viewpoint of self actualization is quite different. In culture we find ourselves not by looking for the right intellectual pursuits and ethical systems rather we look for additional needs or hobbies which are more focused towards our pleasure. In fact from a culture view point we are not looking at the top of the triangle but at the esteem and psychological slices. With regards to esteem we are looking for the right social group (respect by others), in the psychological slice we are trying to find the right type of partner as we our led to believe to draw our happiness from others. This culture viewpoint of self-actualization is actually contradictory with the first two points of humanism in that if we are driven by basic needs then we have less free will and their is less we can be responsible for because we were simply born this way.