I didn't say motivation and passion are [email protected]$%. I meant interview coaching that hypes it into you need to have motivation/passion (else interviewers deem you as unsuitable for medicine) is.
basing your answer around job security and income/status which can be achieved in many other careers other than medicine.
The vast majority of other careers don't guarantee a job on graduation, or a more stable job afterwards. On that point medicine still stands out. I have no shame in admitting that I chose med because I have/had no particular liking for anything else, while med brings job security and respect people give to the profession (relative to say law or car sales for example). It's very different to someone choosing med *instead of something else* for med's money & status.