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Apr 13, 2004 3:26 am Intentions - Motive and Actions was: Time for a change
- Hilary Baumann - Fascination Design

Sue Wrote:
"Motive plays a big part in communication. One should always be very clear on what their motive is for writing or saying a particular thing. Don't you think?"


Just a little bit of my train of thought off of this - a little bit of a rant and a little bit of thinking out loud:
Although intention or motive often shows through I have also met a few people who use it as their defense for not paying attention to people's needs or wants or what would seem like an action to purposefully hurt them. Saying "but I meant well and that's all that matters" doesn't fix a problem that they created.

So I guess in a way that's more like true motive verses conscious or surface motive (what they are saying is "I meant well and care" and their actions are "I was doing something to boost my ego in the guise of caring about someone else without paying attention to that person actual needs or how my actions would actually affect things.")

Hmmm... I wonder if anyone else has seem someone behave this way (I don't want to get into the exact details of events that lead me to this conclusion about different people on different occasions.)

Maybe they don't want to admit to themselves let alone others what they're true goal is so they come at it in a wishy washy manner.

Any thoughts?


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