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  1. Motivation is not necessary for the brain, because it is a psychophysiological function of the individual, aimed at activity in satisfying needs and desires, and this is its main function.

  2. The brain doesn't need motivation at all.

    Sellers of “How to increase motivation” courses need motivation as a sales item.

    The brain permanently remains in a state of homeostasis, rest, and seeks to keep the entire body in this state. Minimal energy consumption, fruit, sun, ocean, Bali )

    Any attempt to bring the brain and the rest of the body out of a state of rest is traumatic and creates internal tension.

    This is not very noticeable in children, because they have a natural regulation of activity: they eat and sleep when they want, and not when it is necessary or the time is right, like adults.

    This is not very noticeable in boys and girls, because they are in the acute phase of the reproductive period, when it is necessary to leave offspring – and this is the second situation, after survival, when the laziness of the brain and body recedes )

    But in general, for both children and young men, peace is also a natural state, a point of reference.

    However, the structure of modern civilization is such that to get a month of rest “Sun-fruit-ocean” the average person needs 11 months to row heavy oars on other people's galleys, which it is not clear where and why they are sailing.�

    And in this lesson, of course, there is no motivation anywhere – because neither the brain nor the body will engage in meaningless and hard work without sufficient grounds.

    So motivation is the property of civilization, a modern technique of self-hypnosis, with which a person can consciously convince himself to do something that is absolutely meaningless from the point of view of his unconscious.

    Motivation works on the stimuli “I want” and “I must” – they are understandable only to consciousness and are, in essence, just verbal codes. The unconscious does not understand them , because It does not understand words.

    And the real incentive to act is “I need to.” That is, a situation equivalent to survival: I do something without which my life is impossible.

  3. Motivation is the reason why a person carries out their activities. So it is written in textbooks on psychology.

    In simple terms, motivation is why you get out of bed in the morning and do something at work all day, only to come home in the evening and fall on the sofa in front of the TV. If you don't like your job, but go to it, your motivation is the carrot that you get at the end of the month, so that the whole month before the next carrot stretches its taste.

    There may be another motivation. people who choose a profession based on their vocation get a high from the activity itself, and their motivation is the high they get from their work.

  4. Motif-translated from Latin-moving.
    Why does the brain need motivation? – to perform actions, to move, to live life and strive for something, etc.

    Instincts to survive and adapt to constantly changing external factors. Instincts are not conscious, and therefore not controlled by consciousness, not controlled, we do not choose them, they are given to us from birth.

    Motivation is a conscious process. So managed, that is, a person can choose.

  5. You can find out what motivation is in Wikipedia. But she won't answer the rest of the questions you ask.

    The brain is a human tool. Well, like a hoe. The hoe doesn't need motivation. But a person needs it. Any action is performed as a result of the emergence of desire and the use of will to implement it.

    For this reason, motivation has a pronounced coloring of the human Ego. You give alms to the person sitting on the porch. Your motivation? Just with a good mood, a desire to show your participation to others, pity for the person?

    You have a knife in your hand. What will you do? Will you cut a branch from a bush, cut off a piece of bread, free a dolphin entangled in a net, or throw yourself at a human?

    Motivation appears in a self-aware intelligent living being-a human being. It appears as a set of opportunities that can be realized only with the use of willpower. Animals have no willpower. In them, this role is played by natural instinct. An instinct that tells them when to copulate or what herbs and when to pluck to prevent diseases.

    The desire for survival is the purest animal instinct. Man is physically an animal. And the person in whom his animal component is stronger is always afraid of death. Instinctively afraid.

    People with advanced consciousness know and understand that there are things in the human realm that are much more terrible than death.

    P.S. I don't read comments on my answers. But I would like to communicate in the “Seekers of Truth”community.

  6. In the book “Willpower. How to develop and strengthen” was told that there is an endorphin system-which controls pleasure, and dopamine-which controls motivation. Dopamine forces you to do something, even if it is not pleasant, it only promises that it will be good in the future. So people can spend hours googling YouTube, looking for pictures, watching the news, or playing solitaire 50 times. This is a minus. Plus – with its help, a person does what is unpleasant, but necessary. Otherwise, people would throw everything that doesn't work out the first time and in the first five minutes.

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