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18 May 2003 @ 01:22 pm
Motives  
\Mo"tive\, n. [F. motif, LL. motivum, from motivus moving, fr. L. movere, motum, to move. See Move.]

1. That which moves; a mover. [Obs.] --Shak.

2. That which incites to action; anything prompting or exciting to choice, or moving the will; cause; reason; inducement; object.

3. An emotion, desire, physiological need, or similar impulse that acts as an incitement to action.

4. The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior

5. (Mus.) The theme or subject; a leading phrase or passage which is reproduced and varied through the course of a comor a movement; a short figure, or melodic germ, out of which a whole movement is developed. See also Leading motive, under Leading. [Written also motivo.]

6. (Fine Arts) That which produces conception, invention, or creation in the mind of the artist in undertaking his subject; the guiding or controlling idea manifested in a work of art, or any part of one.

Had my motives questioned yesterday.

It was interesting. Weird, esp. in light of the fact that I had, in the past, explained them clearly. Using small words and short sentences, even. Not to mention that my actions have consistently backed up those statements. I have made a point of that *sigh* Not that they have been nefarious in this case either. But I guess sometimes the simple, honest answers won't do.

Not quite sure what to think of it. Intellectually I can see all the things that that lead up to it in this specific case and understand 'whys'. But still... There's a big difference between an intellectual concept and real internalization. As there is a difference between the concept of something viewed dispassionately at a distance (physical or mental), and the reality of the same thing up close and personal. One is intriguing to examine, the other can sting a bit.

Make one think, yanno? I guess I will just have to chalk it up to people's current headspace, influences, and experiences, and move on.

Kinda funny tho, *I'm* historically the mistrusting, questioning one who sees and prepares for the negatives. Perhaps a taste of my own medicine, as it were, will help me to chose even more carefully in the future.

-the redhead-

We always do what we MOST WANT to do, whether or not we like what we are doing at each instant of our lives. Wanting and liking many times are not the same thing. Many people have done what they say they didn't want to do at a particular moment. And that may be true until one looks deeper into the motivation behind the doing. What they are really saying is the price they will have to pay or the consequences they will have to endure, for doing or not doing that something may be too high or onerous for them to or not do it.
- Sidney Madwed