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Shortly after, Mason had gone forth to write the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which had stated that that each individual had inalienable rights. This also influenced Jefferson while he wrote the Declaration of Independence. Mason was then appointed to represent Virginia at the Constitutional Convention, which he was not very pleased about. Despite him not being happy to attend, he was very vocal at the convention about his plans for freeing the slaves and the urgency for a bill of rights to be added. There are four needs for meaning which include: purpose, values, efficacy, and self-worth. Mason’s life had meaning in all four of the ways listed when he had spoken up about his opinions at the convention. Mason had felt that it was his purpose, or objective, for every individual to realize that they all had inalienable rights and to free the slaves. These were the values he had full faith in, he practiced efficacy when he openly spoke about his beliefs to the other representatives and tried to get them to accept and understand what he was saying. Mason knew his self-worth, he knew that standing up for himself and to stand up for what’s right was the correct thing to do. Despite not succeeding in either granting the slaves freedom or getting a bill of rights added, he stayed firm in his views and stood up for and had refused to sign the Constitution. Mason had felt great satisfaction when Madison had introduced the Bill of rights to him. Mason then died of malaria on October 7, 1792 and had chosen to be buried next to Ann, his first wife, despite his remarriage. Psychologist and author Carol Pearson, in her book Awakening the Heroes Within, wrote that there are twelve archetypes and one archetype pertains to a person more prominently than the other archetypes. We could claim that the archetype that fits Mason the best would be the Lover archetype because of the kind of love he possesses. In this case, although he got remarried to Sarah, his love for Ann remains genuine and real because he had chosen to be buried next to her, his true love. This is an example of what Mason would want us to hold in our own consciousness about his life if he were able to speak to us today, to believe in the power of love.