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    Default What are your core motivations?

    It could be interesting to examine what one's core driving forces in life are. What are your underlying motivations that drive your decisions?

    This question can be interpreted in a variety of ways, and I encourage people to personalize the approach to whatever is most meaningful and makes the most sense to them. These motivations could range from a desire to acquire wealth, to gain knowledge, be consistently compassionate, thinking clearly, attain spiritual enlightenment, sexual fulfillment, become powerful, become courageous, have a family, revisit/recreate the past, etc. Interpret and respond however you see fit.

    There is not a specific plan for the thread, as I was just thinking of my own core motivations and decided to share the topic here.
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
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    I want to be just like my mother, even if she is bat-shit crazy.

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    This kind of sounds like enneagrams..

    Mine is being perfect, I crave perfection.

    What is yours?

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    Thinking clearly is the primary motivation for me because without that, there is nothing else that I feel has any certainty.

    Having a pure empathy for other creatures is a strong one as well, but I see it as related to the first because it also requires clarity about an aspect of reality. I wouldn't want to mistake personal projection for empathy, or another warped set of assumptions. My desire is fundamentally to think clearly, or rather to see clearly from the vantage point of another, so that I can be connected and show meaningful compassion. There is no connection without comprehension.

    I long to grow and to help others grow to reach their potential and attain a pure sense of self and a sense of meaning in their accomplishment.

    Inner peace is something I long for, but I have more trouble knowing how to work towards reaching that state. I wouldn't want to feel peace as the result of a warped sense of self or my environment. I'd rather have fear and anxiety if it is accurate thinking, but would ideally like to reach a state of inner peace as a result of clarity.

    I think that sums it up pretty well for me.
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
    (from Blue Velvet)

    I want to be just like my mother, even if she is bat-shit crazy.

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    @fia when you speak of "underlying" motivations do you mean conscious motives or unconscious ones? Im assuming you mean the former, but the phrase "underlying motivations that drive your decisions" makes me think of the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Typh0n View Post
    @fia when you speak of "underlying" motivations do you mean conscious motives or unconscious ones? Im assuming you mean the former, but the phrase "underlying motivations that drive your decisions" makes me think of the latter.
    You could describe either or both. I like the idea of each person interpreting the question however they see it.
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
    (from Blue Velvet)

    I want to be just like my mother, even if she is bat-shit crazy.

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    Alright.

    I would say I want to become wealthy. Thats a motivation. I want to go forward and cause change in my life and in the life of those who are in my life. I hate the idea of stasis. I want to move go forward, not stay stuck in the same situation or spiral down into situations that are out of my control. I want to be an agent for change(not in the name of cause but in the broadest sense of the word 'change').

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    1. Independence. First and foremost, the ability to have control over my own life, and not have to rely on others, has been a driving force of mine since I can ever remember.
    2. Dreams. My goals, aspirations, inspiration, what I think is cool.. these sort of things are what KEEPS me going.
    3. People. Much as I sometimes hate to admit it, people are at the absolute center of my life. I am not a hermit, I don't do well on my own, and it is why even though I cannot stand having no privacy at times, overall I truly do not mind it.. I go way out of my way for people, sometimes to the detriment of the first two.
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    Connection.


    From that one follows an urge for Mediation/Translation.


    If things go well, one of the benefits is often Understanding/Harmony.
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    Unwittingly fostering unhealthy addictions.

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    To develop my normal mind into a being of supernatural existence, one that is capable of implementing my wants and desires while accommodating those around me effortlessly and instinctively.

    I believe success flows from these traits.

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