Poverty Chapter 10

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Chapter 10 in the book is talking about the motivation of a behavior and the relationship with the emotions. Living things have motivations to keep living or behave the way they. For example, a bacteria lives, eats, and reproduces in order to have a better chance of surviving in the environment. Yet, humans are more complicated living things. Humans tend to be motivated for many things and the purposes for keep going everyday may change over time. Also, that motivation can be related to emotions and necessities that a person needs to live. Primarily, humans tend to want to fit in society or in a specific group. To be accepted, they have to do or look like the group they want to be in. For example, the meaning of beauty in social media had …show more content…
However, it can have a great impact in their lives. One of the cases can be bulimia nervosa; people who have this eating disorder tend to eliminate their consumption in a short time of period. By achieving their goal, they would need to purge by vomiting or consuming laxatives for a quick secretion. The other case is anorexia nervosa, this type of eating disorder is done by eating small portions of food, starving themselves, or doing exercises. Yet, people who has this problem tend to see themselves as overweight, but actually they are not. Nevertheless, either one have their consequences such as heart failure, kidney failure,and other health problems. These disorders are primarily mental instabilities because they want to be accepted on how they …show more content…
However, every time I would look at myself I would feel like I am too fat to be call “beautiful”. I didn’t want to be healthy; I wanted to be slim as the girls in the magazines. I wanted to lose weight as much as possible in order to look like them; yet, I didn’t really follow through the “diet” that I planned. On the first week of my diet, I started to skip breakfast in order to lose weight. However, I didn’t see a huge change after a week; but I continued doing it; even if my body wanted food. After three weeks of skipping breakfast and just drinking green tea, there wasn’t the change of weight that I wanted. Then, after that i gave up on my goal of being slim as the girls of the magazines because I can’t starve myself to that degree because I like to eat and I’m not wanting to have a distorted body as some girls that have anorexia for a long time. If I want to be “slim”, I shouldn’t be skipping meals, I should eat healthier food and doing exercises. By skipping meals doesn’t mean that I would get the body that I

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