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Motivation

The driving force which causes us to achieve goals.

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The road less traveled

  • May 5, 2011
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Sometimes, the monotony of daily routine activities in life can burden us in ways we are not aware and conscious of. We lose energy and direction in the process. We are then not inspired and motivated to live our lives to the fullest. We failed to achieve what we once dreamt of in our youth and had hoped for in times of our graduation.


 
How do we reenergize ourselves and lift us from the doldrums? How do we inspire ourselves as we integrate our lives into the society? And if we are able to do so effectively, would societal problems be less difficult to manage and overcome? Do happy beings embody implications which we failed to espouse? Our dream, our ambition, our best and our desire to make a difference, where have they all gone?
 
Whatever we do, we do it to feel good. Only things that feel good will continue to dwell and thrive in our lives.  Our creativity and our desire to do better have to be inspired, be it internally or externally. So, the question remains… where do we find those motivations we need to carry on? Can we find them in ourselves, our home, our city or our country? Is there something else? Like music, culture and/or even nature? I can’t help but wonder.
 
We are constantly bombarded by something higher, bigger and costlier. Do we really need them to inspire us to our best? Why does simple things like words, songs and works of arts no longer inspire us as much as a theme park, a skyscraper and a bullet train? If that’s not the way to look at it, then why are resources being allocated to the construction of such slabs of steel and bricks and so little being allotted to the arts and the upkeep of national parks and libraries?
 
Humans of all races have the tendency and desire to put a name to an asset. If they cannot name it after themselves, they are not quite interested in it, I fear. For one thing, a corporation or an individual (with the financial muscle) cannot name a park or work of art after itself or himself, can they? Yet, the wise men before us had said, “The pen is mightier than the sword”. Words from the Bible, works from artists and thoughts of philosophers are still among us. Where are some of the extraordinary architecture of the past?
 
The Great Wall of China was not built to inspire us. It was intended as a defense against the barbarian’s attacks. It is mighty but it is not inspirational. In fact, its building cost many peasants and slaves to lose their lives. As with the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx, it is more of a tomb than an inspiration to people of that period. Naturally, humans have the capacity and desire to romanticize many aspect of history. And, with time, we share a different perspective and understanding of our civilizations. Nonetheless, the question still remains, where do people find their inspirations and motivations in life? Why are some inspired to great heights while others purely exist?
 
Do you know where your inspiration (and motivation) lie? Are you interested to search for it? What would you do to cultivate it? Would you be thinking beautiful thoughts and living your highest altar or would you be contented to make more and more money and acquire more and more material treasures? These are questions which most governments and parents ought to be be asking, imho. Not how many jobs, how much we are paid and how much GDP a country is generating in relation to its neighboring countries! If we simply work on the numbers, all we are going to get at the end of humanity are merely numbers and nothing else…

Would you want a world where the computers and robocops rule? I don't!
 
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May 08, 2011
very nice write up. Remember too, that this digital age is affecting works of art. I mean what would happen to writers and artists once it takes total control. I still prefer an actual comic or book to the Kindle and the Nook, but I see the attraction to them. What motivates me? Hmm...I'll try to figure that out. Someone actually asked me why I review.....I know the answer but still time to think it over more...
 
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Motivation is the driving force which causes us to achieve goals. Motivation is said to be intrinsic or extrinsic. The term is generally used for humans but, theoretically, it can also be used to describe the causes for animal behavior as well. This article refers to human motivation. According to various theories, motivation may be rooted in the basic need to minimize physical pain and maximize pleasure, or it may include specific needs such as eating and resting, or a desired object, goal, state of being, ideal, or it may be attributed to less-apparent reasons such as altruismselfishnessmorality, or avoiding mortality. Conceptually, motivation should not be confused with either volition or optimism. Motivation is related to, but distinct from, emotion.
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