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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

  • Survival instinct
  • Care for the well-being of others
  • A sense of obligation
  • Fulfilment
  • Happiness
  • The avoidance of pain

rot wrote (edited )

I'd like to add recognition to that list

edit: and control / power over environment/others.


supernice wrote

Self interest it seems is the core of it for most people.

I read this book a while ago called The Sociopath Next Door, by Martha Stout. It's pretty depressing, but I couldn't find much fault with the premise.


Zzzxxxyyy wrote

Freedom - as in free to do what I want with my time, not freedom to die in abject poverty

Permanence - as in creating positive memories in my friends lives, good art, making a positive change in the world

Ethical monotony - avoiding future selves that behaved unethically either selfishly or self destructively


retiredshared2 wrote

peer pressure. If you can get someone to challenge you to do something you were thinking about already doing, you might actually do it.