|"why you doing this? You ain't makin money!"|
"there are better ways to earn ISK."
Regardless of how often and numerous I pontificate and answer this question in all of it's myriad of forms...my explanation was found wanting. It lacked a flair...an emotion. My explanation lacked conviction.
And then Chainer Cygnus provided a link to a kinetic animator who, in turn, animated a scene from the Dark Knight featuring The Joker. Sheer poetry. Perfectly summed. I was humbled as this man related perfectly, what I could not:
I don't engage in my chosen activities for monetary gain. I enjoy said activities and the responses they illicit. It is fun to reinforce the simple fact that, "even hi-sec is not safe." Perhaps, when I tire of such mundane activities, I will venture into lo-sec and find a tribe of pirates of like mind and honor...
Until then, dear pod-pilot, what motivates you and your adventures in New Eden?