Hey Scott, sorry to hear about your experience. I believe the "Do it or youre gonna die" speach does very little to inspire the clinically depressed, except maybe to push them further down a hole which keeps them from helping themselves. Heck if it really worked, therapists would be replaced by drill Sergeants tomorrow. I beleive that for each life there is an individual understanding that comes from their own personal experiences. It might be to live for someone else (like a baby) it might be out of respect for others, something completely different, or for me, it was because I was sick and tired of being sick and tired after 20 years of really bad control (my examples of naughty is not like letting my pump reservior hit 0).
as far as the frailty of bodies... I have 2 words - "Keith Richards" a living example that a body can take an awful beating and keep going, but to be more serious, I think you are right, I don't know if the next high or low is going to kill me, so I count my lucky stars and do the best I can do today.
I think we all find our own inspiration... or we die, and we know it, we're diabetic, not idiots. But by contrast, I am the type of person who becomes demotiated by fear, and I found it very difficult to overcome not taking care of myself because I was so afraid. I did eventually anyway.
I am curious though - were you refering to anything specific with "anyone on this forum wants to hear"? I find the people here genuine, and honest, and caring, well... except for the occaisonal troll and spammer but they are few and far between, thank goodness.