To become or not to become. LO24389

From: Winfried Dressler (
Date: 04/19/00

Replying to LO24371 --

Gavin Ritz wrote:

>I still have not observed one human action that cannot be explained in
>very simple motivational terms and its aggregated form POWER and
>I need stuff that helps people to live healthier fuller lives...

Dear Gavin,

perhaps I should simply ask: Does the first part of the quotation anwer
the motivational question "Why do you want to help people...?" ? But the
answer is a too obvious 'yes': You have not observed one human action that
cannot be explained in that way. Thus surely including yours.

Anyway, this 'yes' doesn't tell me much, because I am confused about the
'aggregated form of POWER and dependence'. I guess, aggregated means
aggregated from all the conceptual perspectives and approaches you
mentioned in your mail and perhaps many more. And I am simply overwhelmed
when I think of the task to aggregate this form of power out of that
diversity of approaches.

So let me ask differently: Do you want to help people because you want
power and do you need that stuff because you feel dependent?

Liebe Gruesse,



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