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cass95 October 20th, 2013 3:46pm

There is no such thing as a pure motive.

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cass95 Jesus 2021
10/20/13 9:00 am

Care to elaborate?

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MrMilkdud
10/20/13 12:18 pm

I think so- at a particular instant, as you engage in an act motivated by overwhelming emotion, I'd say yes.
But I also think that, over time, as a person remembers the things they've done and why, their perception of their motives may change.

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theavgguy I.E.
10/20/13 10:20 am

It depends on who you're asking, and what the question is.

cass95 Jesus 2021
10/20/13 8:57 am

Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.

James A. Baldwin

Kay41 the Midwest
10/20/13 9:02 am

Possibly?? But, even the best of people with the best of intentions do things with self-serving motivations. That is not necessarily a bad thing though.

dudley northern Virginia woods
10/20/13 1:24 pm

There can be if it's a reflexive action. The longer one thinks about it, the more complicated it gets. Motives get disengenuated with time. ( I might have made up that word usage)