You Can’t Reason Yourself to Do Things, Your Passions Matter More


As the apostle Paul, all things are considered as rubbish without love. The greatest command that Jesus gave us was to LOVE the Lord with all your heart, mind, body, and soul. In addition, as proof the we Love God, we must LOVE our neighbors as ourselves. We all want to be loved and accepted for who we are, and that is what God has done when He sent His Son to die for us.

Dominick Hankle PhD

motivation

Most every theory of psychology tries to describe an underlying motivating factor for human behavior.  For example, Freud believed the underlying motivating factor for all human behavior was a psychosexual drive he called the pleasure principle.  According to his perspective all human beings desire pleasure and it’s the job of your ego to temper the demands of the pleasure seeking entity in your subconscious (The id) so you can realistically interact with the world and get what you want. Other psychologists like Abraham Maslow believe the motivating force in the human person is the desire for self-actualization.  By meeting our most basic needs first and then moving through a hierarchy of needs we ultimately achieve a self-actualized state and a healthy human being is constantly motivated to achieve that state.  Each school of psychology believes there’s an underlying force of motivation and each proposes something different.  I find all these…

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