The Marxist emphasis on economic motives has always struck me as dimwitted. There are so many actions in life that have nothing to do with economic interest. Trying to couch them in such terms might score ten points for creativity in some sociology class but it will earn an "F" in the real world.
So too with individuals. What single criterion neatly sums up the person sitting next to you? Is it:
Place of birth?
A difficult or privileged childhood?
Quality of schools?
Health, either good or poor?
Some obvious or hidden disability?
Worry about a close relative?
A troubled marriage?
A frustrated career?
Lack of recognition?
Embarrassment over appearance or lack of some intellectual gift?
Some old wound?
Having been discriminated against?
Being an immigrant or the child of immigrants?
Having been in prison?
Being extraordinarily creative?
Being extremely methodical?
Fear of being seen as an impostor?
Resentment of the success of others?
An overwhelming desire to please?
A fear of being manipulated?
A passion for justice?
A yearning for guaranteed security?
A commitment for freedom?
Or a unique blend of many of these and some more?
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