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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
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Anarcropolis wrote (edited )

I'd like to add recognition to that list

edit: and control / power over environment/others.

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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.

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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

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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.