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Description of the Tan Specific Care Information Breeding and Propagation An Autotelic Activity

The rabbit habit is different for everyone. Watching politics happen within clubs for years, I've come to the conclusion that it's easy to lose sight of the fact our hobby is really a very personal experiece. Here's some help to refocus on what's more important:

au·to·tel·ic [aw-tuh-tel-ik]
adjective Philosophy.
(of an entity or event) having within itself
the purpose of its existence or happening.

Autotelic is a word composed of two Greek roots: auto (self), and telos (goal).

An autotelic activity is one we do for its own sake because to experience it is the main goal. Applied to personality, autotelic denotes an individual who generally does things for their own sake. Autotelic is used to describe people who are internally driven, and exhibit a sense of purpose and curiosity. It’s called flow. This determination is an exclusive difference from being externally driven where things such as comfort, money, power, or fame are the motivating force.

An autotelic person experiences flow in work, in family life, when interacting with people, even when alone with nothing to do, is less dependent on the external rewards that keep others motivated. They are more autonomous and independent because they cannot be as easily manipulated with threats or rewards from the outside. At the same time, they are more involved with everything around them because they are fully immersed in the flow of life.

Find your flow and enjoy a truly rewarding (and autotelic) experience in your rabbit habit.

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