Conscience is a more powerful motivator than money, fame, and power. Many events which occurred in world history exemplify this. For example, the Civil Rights movement was driven by African Americans with the motivation of gaining more rights. Also, the Revolutionary War was fought by Americans to free themselves from the British. Finally, sports games are also driven by the motivation the win. Civil Rights Movement, which occurred from 1955-1968, was driven solely by the motivation of gaining better rights. Martin Luther King fought for a better life for African Americans.
He took part in many boycotts such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which was started when Rosa Parks (an African American woman) refused to give her seat up to a white man. Additionally, Martin Luther King also presented his most famous speech, “I have a Dream.” King’s fighting for constitutional rights was rewarded when the Civil Rights act of 1964 was passed, banning racism towards race, sex, or color. In the end, his motivation to gain more liberties was rewarded.
The Revolutionary War occurred from 1775-1783. It was fought by the thirteen colonies to free themselves from the British. The Americans were tired of the British’s’ bellicose taxation. They believed they were their own nation and fought for their liberty. With their motivation to liberate themselves, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress in July 4, 1776. It showed the Americans desire to be their own country. With their intense drive and effort, the Americans won the war at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781.
Due to extensive inspiration to be their own nation, the colonies were able defeat the British.
Sports games are won by the amount of motivation a team has to win. For example, the two teams that play in Super Bowl have much motivation to win the game. The Super Bowl is the most important game of the year, and thousands of people watch it. The two opponents don’t want to win for fame, money, or power. Instead, they want to win because they have a large desire to be champions. For example, during the NFC divisional playoffs in 1987 the Washington Redskin’s safety, Darrel Green, returned an interception for a touchdown with a broken rib cage. He played with broken ribs because of his desire to play in the Super Bowl. In conclusion, conscience is a more powerful motivator than fame, money, or power. The Civil Rights Movement, the Revolutionary War, and the Super bowls were all carried out with the aspiration to win. Since many examples throughout history show that conscience is a better motivator than fame, money, or power, it can easily be concluded that it is the superior motivator.