I am going to be sixty this year and feel I've led a fairly interesting life starting in Glasgow in Scotland and after a period of thirty years in South Africa I have been in Australia for the last sixteen years. My working life has been mostly in manufacturing and quality management. I'm 'Joe Average' in most respects and been through most of what you'd expect for someone my age. As I grow older though I am happier too. This is mostly due to my wonderful wife and an attitude to life that often only comes with the years of experience.Since studying psychology at university in the late 1980's I have always been interested in motivation and the reasons why people do what they do. I've often thought about what gets people up in the morning and motivates them to go on every day. From many hours of debate on this and similar subjects and wide reading I conclude that it's growth that motivated us. We either grow in ourselves, learn as we do to solve life's problems or we don't. If we don't we are doomed to a life of relative unhappiness, sometimes without really being aware of our situation and what we can do to change things.