Our motivations matter personally because they are, quite literally, what keep us going. We are in this respect (I very much hope) no different from the American working men and women whom oral historian Studs Terkel interviewed in his wonderful book, Working: People talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do. We also want, as he said of them, daily meaning as well as daily bread... recognition as well as cash... astonishment rather than torpor; in short... a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying‛

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