Originally posted by Tygert
I have many extrinsic motivators. e.g I won this country's science olympiad and was more happy that people would know my intelligence rather than having the satisfaction that I worked hard. I think this can be said for many people. Examples please?
A wise man works hard, achieves much,
but remains humble in the eyes of his peers.
It is not a good idea to be boastful.
If one has talents they shall be recognized and should be rewarded.
But one should not elevate himself above his brothers.
Be nice to people on your way up to the top of the mountain.
For you will meet them again on your way back down
and yes at some stage, you will come down.