I've been observing people's behavior,and mine, a lot for awhile now. I asked why we behave the way we do, why we respond to certain stimulus the way we do, and why we love or hate the way we do.
I've always been fascinated and curious about our collective and unique behaviors. Particularly, I wonder why I sometimes do good things and why I sometimes do bad things. I couldn't make sense of it and it has bothered me. Sure, they are based on our specific circumstances, and various factors colliding, and even genetic predispositions. But I feel that there is no overarching theme as to why we behave the way we do—or so I thought.
It was difficult to get past out individual behaviors at first, because they differ by degrees. So to find a common and consistent theme in our actions and reactions is mind boggling. But I started to see IT..
Behind the unique actions or reactions that we exhibit is the fundamental truth about us. It's the very foundation that the cells in our body and every single living organism operates based on. We might be a complex walking and breathing organism that responds to stimulus in a myriad ways, but it's the overarching motive that is fundamentally common in each of us: the need to survive.
People Love or kill other living things for the exact same reason: to survive.
So remember: when people treat you badly on the streets or at your workplace, it's because they are responding to the same motive as you: survival.
When you break a promise or betray a friend, you are acting in alignment with this motive: survival. And when you give your all to someone, or dedicate your life to a cause, you are also trying to... survive.
Hi. I'm Kent and this is my blog. Let me know what you think.