Wild animals don’t need much internal motivation to thrive. Each day’s meal, and the watchful eye for predators, leads to another day of the same. The payoff? Mating season and the chance to reproduce – the common purpose of every living thing.
But humans are a different animal. We think tomorrow is guaranteed. We get satisfied, then complacent, and finally decline. The shift from one to the other is slow, yet fast, quiet yet obnoxious. Uncertain yet guaranteed.