Finnish Perspective

He helped Arthur to some peanuts. “How do you feel?” he asked.
“Like a military academy,” said Arthur, “bits of me keep on passing out.”
Ford stared at him blankly in the darkness.
“If I asked you where the hell we were,” said Arthur weakly, “would I regret it?”
Ford stood up. “We’re safe,” he said.
“Oh good,” said Arthur.
“We’re in a small galley cabin,” said Ford, “in one of the spaceships of the Vogon Constructor Fleet.”
“Ah,” said Arthur, “this is obviously some strange usage of the word safe that I wasn’t previously aware of.”  – The Hitch Hikers Guide to The Galaxy

One of out more basic and primal motivations as humans is to ensure our safety both physically and emotionally.  It keeps us from taking undo risks and I would say without fear of contradiction that it is the strongest motivators we have.  Even a young…

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