Here is an essay I wrote while taking a practice exam. The question is: What motivates people to change?
Here is my answer:
The love that we have on other people or things like ideas, objects, or hobbies is what motivates us to change. I have seen this happen in my family. My father had an addiction for smoking, but then decided to completely stop smoking. The reason was specifically because he saw that his addiction was having a bad influence on us, and harming the relationship with my mother. His love for us made him change.
My love for the sport of soccer is a great example as well. Before I decided to completely emerge myself in the sport, I would do very little sport and spent my free-time watching tv shows or playing video games. However, now that i decided to be completely into soccer I run, work out, play soccer, and rarely play video games in my free-time. I chose to change my lifestyle to become better at soccer because I really love it.
In the book "That Hideous Strength" from C.S.Lewis, one of the main characters, Mark, decided to drop out from his dream job because it was separating him from his wife, Jane. The love for his wife was the cause of a change in his dreams.
From my personal experiences and literature i have read, I have come to the conclusion that love for people or things stimulates us to change our lives.