In J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, schoolmaster Albus Dumbledore says, "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." How do you interpret this statement in light of what you know about motivation?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 12:13 am ad1c9bdddf
The jury is out whether the foundation of our choices stems from chance, a force of the nature, or deity. The choice a person makes, that provokes a missed flight and ultimate life savings or 'accidentally' mixing the wrong ingredients in a potion, whereby a miraculous drug cure is developed are all dynamics that compel one to excel and proceed or give up and take the path of least resistance.
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In J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Albus Dumbledore asks, "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." The focus in this writing is about how this question relates to motivation.