The face, the hands… We all remember the body of our lovers. The most (put here the word you want : tender, sweet, intimate, adorable) part of others is maybe the back.
In the museum of Louvre Lens, I took these :
From a train
Being in a park with my cam, finding little guys who, like me, try to live, brings me a kiddo pleasure, like when I followed ants with my magnifier, when I was 10. Here’s my “Come and see”s of the day :
Don’t worry, it’s the North of France in a park in May, insects here are cute and harmless. Not tarantulas or mantis here, nobody bites. A few little guys though, dreamy ladybugs, tired bumblebees, or bees bathing in the yellow. Say Hi?
Abeilles, bourdon, demoiselle, fourmis, mouche verte, coccinelle…
WHY do we do things? HOW do we motivate people (at school, at work)?
There are books about that, don’t worry. Today I give you two lists around the concept, extracted from a new French book.
In human sciences, psychology or even pedagogy, the concept of motivation is often ignored or despised. Because :
- Denial : Motivation is a useless artificial concept invented to describe states one can’t explain.
- Indifference : The idea of “something makes us act” is an evidence, but what could we do with that?
- Resignation : Pessimistically – “you’re motivated or you’re not, that’s all”.
- Incantation : Optimistically, but the same thing – we’re motivated by a mysterious “energy” which automatically push people into action.
I find so funny and great to list reasons why people are NOT motivated to study a concept like motivation!
And I wonder where we could use this list of “We don’t, because…”.
In another part of this Preface, I found a list of Old Big Systems (like Structuralism, Marxism, etc…) which, in the XXth Century, studied our concept.
Our citizen, our subject was studied these ways :
- The Subject-Habitus, poor one, is alienated by his existence, his social class, his position in culture and economy, he is the propensity guy.
- The Subject-Pulsion, the happy idiot, is the puppet of his complex unconscious subconscious.
- The Subject-Response, a behaviorist, just reacts to stimulations from his environment, he is conditioned.
- The Subject-Demiurge, a humanist tending to fulfill himself in his all-empowered freedoooommm.
- The Subject-Arbitrator, the haecceitist, aware that all his life is a combination of changes and possibilities, whose plays with intentions, proposition, emotions, thinking, obligations and goals. He is the co-author of his own story.
We didn’t even talk about the Theory of Motivation in itself. Maybe later?
Thanks for reading!