People’s actions are controlled by either biology or society or sometimes both, but neither biology nor does society stand without the other. This can be seen as a contradiction - either nature (biology) controls people, or nurture (society) does. But in fact we filter everything through both to determine how we react to stimuli. . (Taflinger) When people work out they need a motivator, that one thing that pushes them, that is their driving force that keeps them pushing harder and faster. I use the mental picture of my dad in the hospital bed as a motivator. This makes me work harder when I want to quit because that feeling of self preservation to not become ill is so strong in me that I will push do whatever it takes to avoid that. My motivations are both nature and nurture. Nature, because of how society sometimes looks down on ill people and feel sorry for them – I cannot stand looks ill people get. My motivation from a nurture stand point is the fact that I want to keep my daughter from going through the same feelings that I went through and in some ways still do. It is a fear that pushes me. Fear is fickle, it can either push you to be stronger or it can cripple you.
There are three main elements in biology that contribute to human behavior and these elements are self-preservation, reproduction; and greed. (Taflinger) What drives me is the self preservation and greed more than the reproduction. I do not want to have my daughter see me deteriorate slowly right before her eyes as I saw my dad. I work out every day and I try to eat healthy foods that not only stimulate good body growth and cell