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Originally posted by redoubt
First of all, I like to read. It doesn't matter whether I agree with what is being said because good writing is in itself a reward for the time you spend with it.
Third, I guess I am looking to learn something new. Every time a piece pops about 2012 or anomalies on the moon or lost civilizations or disclosure or 9.11 or... or... (You get the picture) I have to check it all out. I figure that someday, somehow... some portion of what is speculated here will, in fact, turn out to be fact.
Organizational Behavior and Motivation
There is a significant relationship between behavior and motivation, particularly between groups and individuals. Motivation of a group have a serious impact on individual behavior. Likewise, the motivation of an individual can have a serious impact on a group. Typically, a group's behavior or a individual's behavior is not self-motivation, but rather the effects of some type of group behavior.
Originally posted by ZenOnKwalsky
No matter are you "gay rights activist" or on the other side of that spectrum biblical Christian the deepest and the most universal, elementary motivation it must be that: LOVE
Seems to be good theory??
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
My motivation for the threads I create, is primarily intelligent conversation. I find that some people attempt to hide their feelings about a certain subject which seems to impede on their ability to converse in these forums openly and intelligently.
I see others who simply don't know what tact is make off the wall comments and ludicrous claims simply to get a rise out of people. I do the opposite. I will write a meaningfull, well written OP, that might make points that are a little "sensitive" but otherwise ok.
This is my opinion as well. There is noting more above top secret than a persons inner most feelings which many can't find a way to voice or don't for fear of ridicule. See my thread called "Dump your guts in ten lines or less" which was moved to BTS this morning because it wasnt worthy of ATS.
Not loving ourselves enough, or feeling unworthy is something many of us drag from our childhood into our adulthood. It is an underlying need to prove ourselves to the external world as a compensation for the former lack. I joined this site firstly because of the wide spectrum of truths it offers on an issue, and that it is a great place to reach out to a vast number of like minded souls, and possibly even change the minds of some. That in itself is a reward, without having to win an argument, trophy, star. But some however enjoy these trinkets to boost their egos. It is fun though, battling at times. It's all a game.
originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
reply to post by Watcher-In-The-Shadows
I think we all feel that way at times. We all like to make our points and have it be confirmed or denied, but in a respectul manner. Some people just won't back down. So, then, again out of curiousity and in keeping with the thread, what motivates you towards aggression, and refusing to back down? Seriously. Is that...pride? Or what?
(I don't like backing down either, but I will if things get, as you say, too diluted or just plain mean). I think my "integrity" kicks in. lol.