What would we be without intention?

K: "Freedom comes not through revolt but comes naturally when there is the intention, urgency and attention in examining the social and psychological structure of what we are." Ojai, October 28, 1966

Is there attention without intention? Is urgency our motivator?

Because there are times when my attention is captured by something I didn’t consciously choose to attend to, it seems that attention might always be intentional, though not always consciously, but choicelessly.

I “see” what you are writing. Could attention always be running in the background? Some random sputtering thoughts have captured my attention at times. I noticed them as they appeared and disappeared. But doesn’t attention to the present moment (as in choiceless awareness) include the intention to be/do so.
Here’s some definitions:
Intention: An act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out
Attention: The faculty or power of mental concentration
Urgency: The state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity; Pressing importance requiring speedy action

It seems that it is, but there’s so much “noise” in the foreground…