Oh, wait. I’m supposed to write an article everyday, even when I don’t feel like it.
So I’m reading this book, DRiVE by… Is it Larry? No, it’s Daniel, Daniel H. Pink. And the book says that people crave autonomy, mastery, and purpose (in their natural state). I’m also (as prescribed by my College & Career teacher) supposed to be reading a book called Decision Making and the Will of God (the 25th anniversary edition by Garry Friesen and J. Robin Maxson) which argues that God didn’t make for each of us a unique set of train tracks which we are to follow towards supposed happiness, lest we struggle through a permissible but non-optimal path. It argues that such a view isn’t biblical and that, instead, we will be happy enough following God’s moral laws but otherwise being autonomous.
Interesting how the two topics overlap. One book says we crave autonomy, and another argues that it’s also what we’re given.
Aside from autonomy, there are two more desires that lead us to “greater motivation,” as Daniel H. Pink proposes (and as science supposes) in DRiVE. As I read up on them, I’ll try to think of how God might’ve built the world (and how God governs the world) to satisfy those desires. After all, there’s no hunger without food, no thirst without drink.