March 17th, 2008


There are a lot of areas of internal processing for which I don't know of default English language. Motivation is a good example; how can I tell if you are motivated? For that matter, how can I tell if *I'm* motivated? I can *want* something as much as the inside of my mind feels like, but *you* can't see that. Or I hope not, at any rate. (removes porthole from skull.)

One of the things I take from what my Dad told me of traditional Jewish philosophy is to judge people, including myself, by our/their *actions*, not beliefs. If I *think* I'm motivated, great; what have I *done*?

This provides an easy external value against which to measure my motivations; what got done?