A group of emerging performers were elated after a show. They had another one to do and they were asked to share thoughts and feelings about the process they had been through. Their answers revealed a lot about drive and motivation.
One of them spoke of enjoying the attention. Some might raise eyebrows about hearing such a naked revelation, but it is as valid a reason as any other, to want to perform.
Life tends not to be simple or simplistic however, so each of us usually discovers that there is a price tag attached to most things we desire.
Eventually one finds ways and means of negotiating to arrive at a reasonable deal between getting what one wants or needs and providing services to others.
Ascertaining the price one is willing to pay in such an exchange is an important part of the process.