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 Obligation (Need)
  • Starting at the base of the above pyramid, in Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, we begin with obligation, which is based and defined by our most fundamental needs.
  • There are...

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Pride (Sense of duty).
  • This is a wide-ranging category, which could encompass a sense of duty like patriotism, nationalism, volunteerism — the pledge of ourselves for a cause that we deem to be greater than ourselve...

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Vice (Selfish intention).
  • These are motives that disguise themselves as being in our best interest, often as needs, when they merely offer temporary pleasure and long-term pain.
  • Vices are purely selfish...

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Love (For the Benefit of Others)
  • Doing acts out of kindness, altruism and love for the benefit of others. Find your people. Find your family, your loved ones. The people you’d run through a brick wall for and give anything to...

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Passion
  • Passion can be love , are in many respects, inextricably linked, as they share a mutual bond.
  • Your favorite activity can be spending time with your family — the people you love. Also I...

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Check the box!
  • Checking the box is a term applied to things we can say that we accomplished, even if we don’t necessarily derive satisfaction from them.
  • These may be lower-priority “bucket list” item...

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Destiny
  • Our father might have done it. Our sister may have. All of us likely inherited some kind of tradition or feeling of destiny in our youth.
  • We shoot for the stars and hope to exceed the...

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For Show (Attention and Affection)
  • Let’s face it, part of being human is the desire to be the source of affection for another person, and often to gain the attention of others.
  • In earlier days, wilder years, you can f...

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For Us (Self-Actualization and Fulfillment)
  • To reach a major objective or goal, we have to want it, and we need to feel energized and empowered to get there. We’ll be better for it and so will the people we care about.
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For All
  • Let your thoughts, words and actions, manifested in their most magnanimous form, be for “the profit of the community to which your later works belong.”
  • The people that gave love and h...

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