I’ve thought for a long time that few straight men would have reason to do anything at all if not for their desires to please, impress, and attract women, so I was pleased to discover that Napoleon Hill concurs. This, apparently, is from Hill’s landmark work, “Think and Grow Rich”:
THE USELESSNESS OF WEALTH WITHOUT WOMEN
Man’s greatest motivating force is his desire to please Woman!
The hunter who excelled during prehistoric days, before the dawn of civilization, did so because of his desire to appear great in the eyes of Woman. Man’s nature has not changed in this respect. The ‘hunter’ of today brings home no skins of wild animals, but he indicates his desire for Her favor by supplying fine clothes, automobiles, and wealth. Man has the same desire to please Woman that he had before the dawn of civilization.
The only thing that has changed is his method of pleasing. Men who accumulate large fortunes, and attain to great heights of power and fame, do so, mainly, to satisfy their desire to please Women.
Take Women out of their lives, and great wealth would be useless to most men.