I don’t think there’s much wrong in being honest about motivation.
Why do you stay married? Why do you go to that church? Why are working in that job? Why do you support that football team?
Not much wrong in being honest and saying you don’t know why you’re still married, you think it’s love but it’s not always the case.
Not much wrong in being hones and saying it’s the church you grew up in and you don’t have the guts to go anywhere else and try something else because of the unknown and disrupting the status quo after all better the devil you know (which may not be the best statement to make with the subject matter at hand).
Not much wrong in saying it’s a decent enough paying job that you can leave behind once the working day is done and you lack drive to go for something better.
Not much wrong in saying you’re basically a glory hunter and the local team near you were called the Cobblers which didn’t sound like a positive thing then and hasn’t got better since. In the light of that you supported the football club who were top of the table and winning trophies at the time and couldn’t be bothered to support anyone else because of the unknown and disrupting the status quo after all better the devil you know (which may not be the best statement to make considering the nickname of the biggest rivals to the team you now support.)
There’s not much wrong in being honest in your motivation – as long as you’re flexible to adjust your motivations so that they are more in line with what’s right where necessary. Honesty is not the excuse for being slack, hypocritical and immoral. It’s a starting point on a journey to whatever is true and noble, right and pure, excellent, admirable, lovely and worthy of praise.
It’s worth thinking on these things.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden