Friday, December 14. 2007
DUE DATE CHANGE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 17th, 11:59PM
A bit of back-story:
I decided to try to change the blog’s internal clock after sixth period ended yesterday. When I opened up the settings, they gave me the option of revising the clock by hour-long increments – 0, 1, 2, and so forth. I figured that I could set it back by 15 minutes - .25 hours – and everything would be fine. I type. “.25” in the field, hit “Save,” and went back to make the post.
Somehow, this simple attempt to change the clock a) overwrote the blog’s underlying configuration software, b) crippled the blog to the point that no one could even look at the comments, let alone post one, and c) overwrote every other blog on the Arcadia network with a damaged copy of this one.
Greg Gazanian was able to undo whatever it was I did (he has no idea how it happened), and the blog is de-crippled…as is every other blog on the network.
So, my apologies for yet another technical difficulty. It seems I’ve had a lot of trouble with these posts – perhaps there is a curse upon the land?
As for the post itself…the title says it all. One of the most interesting aspects of power is the ambition required to hold it – and the desire for recognition that comes with holding it!
We’ve studied power from Siddhartha’s (mental), Neo’s (control), and Hrothgar’s (corruption) perspectives. Now let’s take a look at it from Creon’s perspective – namely, why would anyone want power – and all the recognition that comes with it?
To want power is one thing; after all, the pursuit of power is really simply the pursuit of independence, with the goal being that you have control over your own life – the ability to shape your circumstances, surroundings, and fate.
However, many people also want to be seen as powerful. It’s not enough to be an influential figure in the corporate office – you want to be President! Plenty of people want to grow up to be the President, or even simply to gain enough power that they can walk into a restaurant somewhere and be recognized (and, ideally, respected).
The first question is, of course, a “question of why” – the type I use all the time! Why do people want that recognition? Some people would rather stay in anonymity, while others crave the spotlight. What separates the two? Is it arrogance, or is it something greater? Is it better to do something well in front of others versus doing the same thing without recognition or praise? Is it worse? What’s the distinction between them?
For the second question, however, I point you to Creon’s speech on page 36. I’ve retyped it here for your benefit, and corrected a few things along the way:
”Consider, first, if you think anyone would choose to rule and fear rather than rule and sleep untroubled by fear if power were equal in both cases. I, at least, was not born with such a frantic yearning to be a king – but to do what kings do. And so it is with everyone who has learned wisdom and self-control.
As it stands now, the prizes are all mine – and without fear. But if I were the king myself, I must do much that went against the grain. How should despotic rule seem sweeter to me than painless power and an assured authority? I am not so besotted yet that I want other honors than those that come with profit. Now every man’s my pleasure; every man greets me; now those who are your suitors fawn on me – success for them depends upon my favor. Why should I let all this go to win that?”
I suppose the answer to Creon’s rhetorical question is, “If you’re ambitious enough to want it, you’re ambitious enough to take it.”
In this case, ambition is clearly negative – it would drive a person to essentially stab their kinsman in the back, all for the sake of gaining influence and control. Ambition is often frowned upon – for example, I’ve often heard people criticize politicians by claiming that he/she is too ambitious. (Well, yes – they’re running for president! That sort of thing requires abnormal ambition, no?)
Yet ambition is simultaneously encouraged; after all, parents usually want their children to want to do something. We applaud the young college student who demonstrates a cutthroat nature; we cheer for the over-competitive and the hyper-driven because they can often achieve greatness (see Michael Jordan for a contemporary example). In other scenarios, ambition, like faith, can drive people to do great things. In the right situation, ambition can even be the driving force behind positive, long-lasting change.
Your second set of questions, therefore, will concern ambition.
What are your ambitions? Do your ambitions shape your expectations for yourself? Do they shape your opinion of yourself?
What do you want to do, assuming that you’ll be controlling the direction of your life? You’ll be doing just that in short order – after all, you’re the one who chooses your career, because you’re the one who has to do it for the rest of your life! It’s not as though your parents can decide where you need to work when you’re twenty-three. At some point, you’ll accept personal responsibility for the direction of your life, choose a direction you wish to pursue, and take the necessary steps to pursue it.
Finally, are your ambitions healthy? Are they a source of strength? Are you over-ambitious – does your reach exceed your grasp? And if you could choose to change your level of ambition (either by raising or lowering it), would you do so?
As per the usual, your responses should be at least two paragraphs long, with 7-8 sentences per paragraph. You do not need to tag this post.
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Many people want the recognition because their pride is in the way. People who rather stay in anonymity choose to do so because they are either shy or humble. I believe there is always a time to receive praise for doing something and a time to stay out of the limelight. Personally, I believe charity, for example, is something that has a greater significance if the person stays out of the spotlight. The donation given seems that much greater. However, if there is a football game and the game is tied 7-7 and the quarterback breaks the tie. The quarterback should be able to celebrate and be praised without feeling guilty.
My ambitions vary widely. Part of me wants to travel the world. I know it’s a very broad thing to say but I’ve already traveled to so many places (Korea, Mexico, Italy, Switz, Iraq, Turkey, Canada, etc.) and so far, I love the differing cultures. One of my goals in life is to touch base with every continent on the planet. Career-wise, I’d like to be a psychologist for children who have had an abused or difficult past. My ambitions help me shape how I act. Obviously, to travel I must have a lot of money and being a psychologist helps me do that without me dreading a job. I’d love to have a job I love.
My ambitions are very healthy. They help me be who I want to be and become. I don’t believe there is such thing as being over-ambitious. Ambition is a goal and dream. And there is no goal or dream that is too drastic to achieve. If you really want something as much as you say you do, you’ll end up having or achieving it.
There are people in this world that are always seeking to be the center of attention. They are always looking for the approval of other people. These people are very insecure about themselves as human beings, and therefore are always searching to be in the spotlight. They are desperate for attention since they lack recognition in other aspects of their life (with friends, family, or their significant other). In order to fill that empty void, they turn towards other people. However, shy people can be desperate for attention as well. They beg for attention usually in a slightly different manner. Rather than being the center of attention with the general public, they seek recognition from a different “world”. The painter seeks acceptance from the artistic world while the writer seeks recognition from the writing world. Those who do not seek gratitude from other people tend to have confidence in themselves, and are usually gain recognition from their family, friends, or other people whom they value their opinions.
My goal in life is very simple: to be happy. In order for me to be happy, I need to be respected by those whom I care about, and to find a career that suits my interests. To fulfill the part about being respected by those I care about, I feel that I can gain respect by listening to what others have to say and showing them a different point of view. I feel that people gain respect for people that make them think about life. As for my career, I want to get a degree in environmental science. I love being outdoors and studying the environment. I know that if I am one of the people out there stopping global warming, I will be happy. However, I do not need to have humongous amounts of recognition for my work. I will be happy if I see that people are actually changing their lifestyles as a result of my work. This also ties in to the idea that I can make people think from another perspective. If people change their living habits, that means that they are thinking about how they live from a slightly different perspective. However, I would only want to get recognition for my hard work from those people that I hold dearest to my heart.
My ambitions in life are healthy. I do not try to reach for the unreachable stars, nor do I just not attempt to apply myself. Those people that try to reach for the stars know that they can never reach them with their bare hands. These types of people will end up dissatisfied with their lives, as they are never able to reach their high expectations. However, those who do not apply themselves at all will feel that there is no point to life. They will feel that something inside them is empty, as they have not achieved anything. I have found the happy medium between the two. My ambitions encourage me to do well in whatever path that I am taking. They give me the drive that I need in order to do well. I know what I want, and my ambition gives me just the right amount of motivation to achieve it.
People wanted to be recognize because it’s the good feeling that you feel you are one part in other people’s life. I think people who don’t want to be notice is because they’re more shy and sometimes it’s too lazy to let everyone know you talk to you. I don’t think it’s arrogance, it’s a mind thing that makes people want to be popular or well known. Vise versa we feel like being friendly to a group of people we feel comfortable being with, then we will be more talkative but then when we are in a group of people that makes us feel pressure to talk to we will hope that we’re not recognize.
My ambition is to just be a successful person that can earn enough money to enjoy luxury life. Sometimes my ambition shapes my expectation for myself but then I felt lazy to accomplish my goals and ruin my expectation. They don’t really shape my opinion of myself.
I guess my ambitions are healthy because I just wanted to be an original person that lives in the lifestyle that I imagined. Of course I’m not over ambitious yet…. Because I don’t think it’s time for me to think about it but until after college maybe I’ll be very ambitious. I don’t want to change my level of ambition I want to keep it high so I will felt that everything is not enough so my work done will be higher and higher.
People want recognition because sometimes self-satisfaction is not enough. What is the purpose of scoring the winning touchdown, donating millions to charity, or finding the cure for cancer if there is no one to share the glory with? Keeping the accomplishments to oneself is sometimes not enough for certain people.
Others choose to stay in anonymity because their own contentment, their own knowing that they did something “good” or “right,” is enough to satisfy their heart’s desires. They do not need the spotlight to brag about their achievements nor do they need rewards like the Nobel Prize to further magnify their feats. What separates people who want attention from the people who stay in anonymity is arrogance. People who want to be recognized for their accomplishments feel they deserve the rewards; they deserve the fame. However, those who stay in anonymity do not feel they deserve anything; their deeds were not done out of pure selfishness, rather they were done for good of the community, for the people around them.
Sometimes it is better to do something well without recognition because it emphasizes that the individual was not out to seek fame: the individual really wanted to help a good cause. However, doing something well in front of others and doing it without praise can be equally good. One may be shy to brag about their accomplishments, whereas others may not.
Personally, my ambitions are to enter a renowned undergraduate university, obtain a financially stable job, get married, start a family, and maybe do something good to change the world. My ambitions do shape my expectations for myself and my opinions of myself; the reason I diligently work hard in school is for the sole purpose of one day fulfilling my ambitions. I want to get those A’s. I want to get into a good college. I want to be the best I can possibly be.
At this point in my life, I do not know for certain where I am headed or what I want to do. I am just an average person, trying to get by and help a few others along the way. Whether it be a doctor, a lawyer, or a CEO, all I know is that whatever career I choose to pursue, it will involve studying, studying, and more studying! It is essential that I begin developing my study habits now since it will only get harder.
My ambitions are healthy. In fact, they are my main source of strength--my reason for going to school everyday, my reason for putting effort into every piece of work, and my reason for living. I do not think I am overambitious since my goals seem fairly within my grasp. If I could choose to change my level of ambition, I would raise it a bit. I feel my ambitions should be a bit more challenging to strive for, dreams that when I finally get the chance to grasp will hold myself at awe--breathless, even--for a few seconds and quite possibly change the world.
Now that, that would be true ambition.
Mostly people would love to be in the limelight of all things. It fulfils their satisfaction that they are apart of something. That without them, it would not be the same. You want everyone to know who you are, and acknowledge your existence. It builds their self-esteem, outlook they have on others' view. However not everyone seems to like the limelight. Some people might be uncomfortable around others, others on the other hand are more outgoing. Around strangers we have a barrier-we were always told not to talk to strangers, but some people like to take that initiative and talk, get to know others. While others may not break down their barrier, either they might not feel like talking or maybe it is just not their nature.
My ambitions are pretty much straightforward: to be happy and to be successful, live life to the fullest. My dreams help me shape my expectations of myself. I know I must be determined and work hard to get where I want to be in the future. Without goals, I don't think I would be very hard working - I would just think about the days that past by, looking forward to basically nothing-what we need is to have self-motivation. I don't really think that my dreams shape my opinion of myself. Without a goal, I wouldn't think of myself differently than I am now.
I consider my ambitions to be healthy. I look forward to that day when I reach my dreams, it acts as a sort of strength. It motivates each and every one of us to accomplish. Do I consider myself over-ambitious? I don't really consider myself very ambitious because I know I am not very outgoing. But I tend to try to be ambitious, not overly ambitious because no matter how far and high you may climb-some one always has to fall sooner or later. I don't set my ambitions to the point where I can not reach each.
The difference of ambitions amongst people are simply due to the individuality of the human mind. Some people are vegetarians, others eat only meat and some people crave attention and others, not so much. People are different and there is no real explanation for the way a human mind works. If everyone was as ambitious as each other, then everyone would be running for president. However, ambition is a general word and the motif and intentions behind the ambitious individual can vary. Some people want attention and power just for the sake of fame, others want it simply to maximize their abilities and talents that they believe they must utilize to fulfill their life's purpose. In a world or school such as Arcadia High, it's hard to become an academically "successful" student without being ambitious.
My ambition in life is to live out of a van in a snowboarding resort town surviving and obtaining my meals through odd jobs that I can find in the town. But realistically, I'll end up going to a university and becoming a stressed out mutual funds manager. I'll be traveling to different countries and making decisions on whether or not I should invest in a new large corporate stock. I have healthy ambitions because I'll be pushed to be a hard worker and in return I'll be helping the now recessing American economy. It's important that an individual be ambitious about something in order to become a thriving individual. Ambition can be harmful to people who seek their goals with the wrong intentions, but ambition is normally a positive attribute to any persons life. Ambition is something every individual should possess.
My ambitions are probably not much different from the average high school student- get into a good college, and graduate into a successful field. Where I stray from the norm, is how I go about reaching my goals. I feel that I am old at spirit, and often find myself giving the advice of an adult. My favorite line is “Everything happens for a reason” and I honestly believe that. I feel that I am in control of my life, and no one can get in my way. I don’t feel like I have sacrificed anything unnecessarily on my way to personal contentment. Though I am highly ambitious, I keep a lot of things in my life in perspective. It is important to reach for your goals, but realize what is tangible and what is not. Ambition is a source of strength, but can also be a source of weakness when your goals are not reached.
Yesterday I found out that I had been rejected from Stanford. Initially, of course, I was crushed to hear the news. But soon I repeated to myself “everything happens for a reason” and I realized that it probably wasn’t meant to be. As hard as that was, it was important for me to believe what I was telling myself, and understand that you don’t always get your way. In this situation, I believe ambition was a source of weakness. Though I believe I am qualified to get into the school, my motives for applying were not legitimate. To be honest, I didn’t really want to go to Stanford, I just wanted to say that I got in. You could say that my ambitions only lead to disappointment, but they did not change the way I think of myself, and what I believe I can achieve. This is only a road bump on my journey. I still plan on applying to Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, but for the right reasons. I have researched the schools, and can see myself attending if I were to be accepted.
I would not change my level of ambition, because it has taken me very far in life. I have done well in school, and done well in sports, while maintaining a balance in my social life. I have realized what is feasible for me and how far I can push myself. I don’t think that anyone can be too ambitious, because I always believe that there is something more to be achieved through hard work. As long as someone is willing to put in the effort that it takes to be great, and not try to take the shortcuts, then they will be successful and their ambitions will not fail them.
Simply, the craving for power and the illusion of power is built in human nature. The reason that we are constantly advancing and growing regarding technology and knowledge is because of competition. The reason for competition? The illusion to be better than another and to win. To have the jewels and silver lining of having power and money seems to be better than really having the power because, as dark as it seems, humans enjoy controlling others and achieving more. Kings become power hungry because they get caught in the fever to appear more worthy, to receive a dash of superiority from his people. However, even the possessive pronoun we use with the country's people encourage the constant urge for power and wealth. Only a minority of people in this world would want to succeed without people watching, to donate without spreading it on the tabloids, those who don't are truly the heroes. Today, you see celebrities printing out non profit campaign advertisements for good causes; however, why do they not just write a check and sent it anonymously? Because they want credit, they want the public to realize how well rounded they are. A mere philanthropist.
My ambitions are to merely have a successful career, make bank, have a loving relationship and have fun like I am always young. My ambitions career wise undoubtedly shape the expectations for myself. My ambitions lead me on the right road although numerous doubts and paths lured me in. They ultimately shape my opinion of myself because for me, I know that if I want something done I know I could do it.
I want to be a plastic surgeon, I have known since I was only a single digit little girl. Although this profession may seem shallow and the physical visage should not have to represent any judgments, it does. I have heard more than enough times that I will not succeed, that medical school is hard and it becomes the center of your life. However, I still appreciate that we can still learn and delve deeper into your chemistry problems.
Honestly, my ambitions are not over however I know sometimes I try to do things that are almost impossible. If I could change my level, I would take it down a notch but I would never hide my true dreams and goals.
Ambition is like so confusing sometimes. As a high school senior, I feel very ambitious applying to so many colleges and universities which I have familiarized myself with since childhood. All of those college sweaters, football games, and fun being associated with a college are about to come true. My heart was set out on this place called Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Though unknown to some people in the West coast, it is ranked above John Hopkins and Berkeley nationwide. I desperately wanted to go there; I was willing to go out of state just for its neuroscience program. Thinking ahead, I applied early decision, a binding contract, for Emory University. My ambition and mind lead me to believe that I actually had a shot at attending and being accepted. According to the data the university released I had about the same grade point average and 50% range in the SAT score. I felt like admission was attainable. But like most overly ambitious dreams, I received my rejection letter. I guess I was being too ambitious when I said had a fighting chance. Competing against toppers from across the country, who was I to believe I could beat them. Stanford and Princeton rejects are notorious for applying to Emory as their second choice. Once again I had to rethink my strategies and try not to break down. I had a long talk with my dad and he reassured me that it is their loss if I did not get in because nothing can stop my ambition to become a leader. Anywhere I go I know I can make a difference; and this powerful statement is exactly what got me through my initial feeling of inadequacy.
My ending remarks on ambition are that no one can take away your ambition from you. You are the sole keeper of this treasured concept. Ambition is what drives me to do better each and every day. The older I grow, the more I define what my ambitions are and create some sort of a plan to reach my goal. Ultimately, ambition is just like what Oscar Wilde said, ““Ambition is the last refuge of failure.”
Recognition is desired by most because they believe that it will fulfill them and make them feel complete. They think that their happiness and satisfaction relies on the eyes of others. I believe people should be more focused on what they can contribute to the world rather than how they can become recognized and respected. Doing good for the world would make you recognized and respected among some group of people eventually anyways. I feel that this urge to be looked at with awe and amazement stems from the primitive need to know you mean more than others. People want to know that their life does hold some specific, important meaning that floats above everyone else.
Ambition is healthy if it's based on positive and productive goals. My ambition is based on the fact that I am not happy. I believe that happiness can be attained and as long as I’m not happy, I will keep trying to find it. Currently, I am ambitious to write music that can really affect other people and inspire others as well. This is healthy because it can only do good in that it exercises freedom of creativity, and as it has done to me, can change people’s lives around. I have never really wanted to have control over other people or feel like I am above them. Even though very intelligent and successful people usually hold these positions, to strive for them in order to be high on the hierarchy is selfish and childish. As I grow older, the more I realize adults are no different then children. They just find a way to hide true intentions and maintain a noble and genuine reputation, when most of them just want to take all the candy for themselves.
For the first question about recognition, I would have to say that depends on every individual. There are a lot of humble people who will do well from the hearts but there are also a lot of people who do good only to be praised and recognized. To be recognized brings a feeling of appreciation. When I do well on a golf game, I call my parents and my close friends to let them know how I did. They congratulate me on my success and give me a great amount of praise. I love that feeling! I also know for a fact that even if I hadn’t told everyone about my winnings, my happiness wouldn’t decrease. I would be SO happy for myself and I would only be thankful. So really it depends on every individual and what their motives are for doing the deed.
I think the thing that separates anonymity from the spotlight is the need for attention. Once again, this might seem weird when I state it now but I make myself proud. I can make myself so happy over something I did that I might not even need anyone else to know about it. No doubt there is a different satisfaction when someone else tells me that I did a good job but honestly, I can satisfy myself when it comes to praises.
I don’t know if anyone else is going through this feeling right now. When I read the question “what are your ambitions”, my stomach kind of dropped. I sat in my chair for a good couple of minutes thinking about MY ambitions. I would have to say my ambitions for life are what my parents have drilled in me: do good in school, get into a good college, do BETTER in college, have a career, and get married. I would have to say ambitions are made according to the life style of an individual.
After thinking about this question for a while now, I would have to say my main ambitions I have had sine I was young would be the security of being independent. I want to be my own support, my own power, and my own individual. When I grow up, before I think about marriage at a serious level, I want to be able to support myself and my parents. If they ever need anything in their life, I want them to blindly trust me to help them. They shouldn’t even have to double think who to go to for help. I want my brother and me to always be able to help my parents in any situation no matter what.
Fame can attract many people. Think about it, who wouldn’t want to be known for doing a great cause or for winning the elections? It’s not completely because of arrogance that they want to be known. People sometimes want recognition to feel closer to the world and that they made a difference in the world. On the other hand, some shy individuals prefer to stay in anatomy. They could be fine with self-satisfaction, or they feel that not all gracious acts need to be acknowledged. But I believe that some appreciation here and there doesn’t hurt.
My ambitions are pretty common: to graduate college, pursue a career, start a family, and hopefully pass on good traits on to the next generation. My ambitions definitely shape my expectations for myself. It’s because I have these ambitions that I expect myself to finish high school with good grades, attend a good college, and pursue a career. My ambitions are what I look forward to fulfilling. I believe that these ambitions are completely healthy because they motivate me in life. As I went through school, I realized how important it was to communicate with people. There were times when it was so difficult and frustrating to make myself understood. I feel that communication is an essential part of our lives. It’s interesting to see how society changes the ways they communicate as new inventions are created. Whether it is through writing, speaking, or through a series of images, I want to learn how to send the correct message across to the other end.
Some people want the recognition for a variety of reasons. One possible reasons is that this type of people enjoy the interaction with other people. In order to enjoy more of this social habit, they need to know more people. The more people they know, the more they can enjoy. On the other hand, anonymous people would want to stay in anonymity may be because they do not really enjoy. Because they don't find it interesting or enjoyable in the interaction with many people, they have no desire to be recognized so that they don't have to do something they don't enjoy that much. People who rather do something well in front of others expect rewards, praises or compensations. However, not all the people do something well for the same reason. Those who do it without recognition or praise may do it because of personal satisfaction; they do it because they want to do it.
So far, I do not know what I really want to do, because I have shown interest in multiple areas, computers, visual arts, and designs. However, none of them I would consistently perform when I have free time. Though I am interested in them, the passion is not strong enough to overcome my laziness and my pursuit for greater happiness from other habits that cannot be my career goal. Also, there are other things I want to do, but I do not learn much about them.
Sometimes, I feel that my ambition is too strong, though it can be a source of strength, that it blinds my rationality. Because of the strong ambition that keeps driving to reach it, I cannot recognize the practicality of reaching such goal. Sometimes, my other ambition is too weak that it cannot overcome my laziness and thus I would somewhat give up that ambition. If I could choose to change the level of ambition, I would not do it. Because I have never experience the result of changed ambitions, I do not know whether it is good or bad for me. Such uncertainty do not guaranteed anything, and I do not want to risk to do it.
Some people want the recognition of being powerful because they like the attention and praise that people give them. On the other hand, others would rather stay out of the limelight either because they are humble, or simply because they do not like all the attention being put on them. The thing that separates these two different actions is mainly ones personality. Personally, I believe that nothing is wrong with being a showboat. If one has talents, then why put it to waste? That special gift that they possess should be displayed and shown. To add, I think that being modest and not wanting a lot of attention is perfectly fine as well. Most would say that you should do something because you are passionate about it. In this case, it does not even matter when you do something that you truly like to do. Whether you like to show off, or like to keep your talents to yourself, it should not really matter. Neither of the two is better, they are just different.
Currently my ambitions are involved with school. The main thing that I am ambitious about is getting into the best school I can get into and doing well in my future there. I also expect that everything will work out for me during college if I work hard for what I want. I suppose my ambitions, expectations, and opinions all tie in together nicely. Although there were a few things that I wanted to do oppose to the things that I needed to do, I have learned to “want” what I “need”. For example, I have learned to actually want a better education rather than look down on it and say that I just need it for my own good. Now I think of school and education as a path to success and better experiences; not just something I have to do to make my parents happy. I strongly feel that my ambitions are healthy. At this point in life, I think that I am on the right track but I also believe that I shouldn’t stay content with it. If anything, raising the level of my ambitions in the future is what I should look to do.
Recognition for some is essential to their survival. Take for example, Paris Hilton. Paris is one of those ridiculously over-idolized people who are famous for being... well, FAMOUS. What would she be without fame? Just another ditzy blonde with an over-obsessive compulsion to shop. Paris is the perfect example of someone who thrives on recognition. Some people require recognition to move on, make them feel better about themselves. There are then, people like myself (I'd like to think) who are satisfied at the end of the day just by looking back and being able to smile. I don't find it a necessity for someone to pat me on the back and say good job, I know when I've done something to fulfill my standards. I am not as you would call it, an "Attention wh**e" whale? Not. You should be able to fill out the **'s.
All our lives, we've known about ambitions, even when we were young. When most little boys dreamt of being firefighters, those were ambitions. When little girls dreamt of becoming teachers, those were ambitions. Now, at my age, my ambitions are becoming more realistic and I find myself staying en route to my ambitions more often. To see my friends and I grow, to grasp hold of our ambitions and set out upon them, a journey for all of us. Ambitions will branch us off in seperate directions, different schools, different states, different worlds. Our futures are determined by the direction of our ambitions. My ambitions are what get me through each day, knowing that I am one day closer to reaching my goals.
Family background and how one is grew up is one of the biggest things that influences his life; it also decides what his life goal will be. For example, a person who grows up in a very poor family tends to be money-driven because money is the thing that he lacks during his childhood. People always desire what they don't have, and always try to pursue them when they grow up. Therefore, one’s family background and childhood memory can shape his personaliy, they are also the deciding factors of whether he wants to be well-known or stay in anonymity.
Most people, however, do want to be praised when they think they do something well. But this doesn't mean they want to be famous. Wanting to be praised doesn't mean wanting to be the President or anything like that, it’s just a natural thing that almost everyone wants to get. Like kids, too, want to get aldults’ attentions. Even when we grow into adults, we still want other people to say “good job” or “well done”.
I don't really have ambitions, because all I do is trying to achieve the goals that my mom sets for me. And I don't really feel bad this way because I trust my mom and I am too lazy to challenge myself or struggle so hard just to get something. It is also because I know the possibility of failure, so if I don't pay too much, then I probably won’t even get the feeling of lost when I cannot make it. And people always want something new when they get what they want.
But as what is mentioned in the question, my parents can’t always decide for me, but the thing is that, after I graduate from college, my life goal is almost set already. And I’ll just follow what I have previously done and continue to do what I’m supposed to do. It’s kind of like, if your life before college has many different roads, but when you reach the point where you graduate from college, you’ve already passed the point where you have to decide which road you want to go. And my mom helps me to choose and go though the crossroad, and here I am, with this almost straight road. I think this is all I need to say.
BTW, Happy Bday Mr. Feraco!=D
People want power and recognition because they want to make themselves feel that they are better than others. The sense of pride and happiness that comes from being powerful drives many people to seek power. Although, there are some people in this world who would rather stay in anonymity, the people who want power are usually the ones who crave the spotlight. Power, of course, comes in many forms such as the one Creon seeks, and is almost present in every field of work. For instance, the typical boss of a company asks his or her employees to do work. This typical boss, powerful in his or her own right, most likely craves the spotlight and uses power to his or her own advantage. The separation of people who crave the spotlight and those who do not, stems from many factors that have to do with the person’s personality, drive, character, and morals. For instance, arrogance is one major factor that drives people to seek the spotlight. A lot of people either feel like what they do should be recognized by people or they do not care at all. It all plays into what that person desires and how he or she decides to use power.
My ambitions are to take things in life one step at a time and tackle every obstacle I face with my fullest capabilities. Since life is full of unexpected occurrences, I must have the right attitude in life if I want to succeed. One of my ambitions is to not look too far into the future, I want finish high school and study at a great college. It is hard for me to decide what I want to do in my life as far as a college major goes, but I do have many dislikes and preferences. So I know that I must avoid my dislikes and seek those preferences. My ambitions obviously shape my opinion of myself and how I wish to carry out my everyday life. I want to feel that I am in control of my own life and that ambitions are healthy as a major source of strength. I feel that I am ambitious, but more competitive than ambitious. I strive on competition and I love challenges. Ambitions play a huge role in how competitive I can be and how I tackle the challenges I face.
Everybody has different characters; some pursue recognition for earning glory and admiration, while some feel extremely uncomfortable and embarrassed in front of others’ sights. It is the personal interest and habit that separate these two types of people. There should not be any criticism between these two categories because people choose to live the way they feel most happy and most comfortable. In addition, there should not be any restrictions that prevent them from pursuing what they wish for. People who have interest in expressing themselves in front of others shape them to careers like actors, singers, or educators. However, people who prefer to stay in anonymity may get careers like directors, plotter, or writer. These people are both great because they honorably express themselves in front of audiences from different aspects.
I have many ambitions, but there is one that encourages me the most-my American Dream. I have followed this dream for a long time, and I am still following it because I haven’t achieved it yet. My main ambition that comes from this strong belief prevents me from taking any additional interests; I focus myself on this subject no matter how the environment changes over time. Sometimes, I feel my ambition is too strong that I can’t enjoy any other activities with my friends, but I could not find a way to lower it because this ambition is already part of my life that I must use it to achieve my goal.
As I described above, my American Dream is actually to become an outstanding architect. Although I know this dream is not as easy as I thought, I have made my choice, and I will attempt to achieve this goal no matter how difficult it is. I believe someday my hardworking will pay back as an achievement.
My ambition is a source of strength; it encourages me on the way of achievement. Sometimes I feel over-ambitious because I find myself being isolated from the social life when I focus on something too seriously. My ambition of specific goal limits my enjoyment on other activities; I kind of enjoy the life that only remains in a little area. In order to change this situation, I need to lower my ambition. I want to have an ambition which can improve me from various interests.
People want recognition because of the honor and respect that comes with it. With publicity and recognition, they will be able to do things normal people wouldn’t be able to, but the consequences of their actions will also be more severe. For example, celebrities are able to get special treatment in restaurants, hotels, etc. However, the consequences of their fame are that if they get in a little trouble, the stories will be also very well publicized. I think that because of the consequences, people would like to stay anonymous; however, most of the people do crave the spotlight and the attention. I think that most of the people tend to work harder in front of others but it is important to work hard no matter what. I believe it is rare to find people who will work just as hard as if they received recognition.
It feels like I have a hard time answering the ambition questions because my ambition level is very low. I do not feel the rush to figure out what I must to with the rest of my life and therefore I am quite excited for college, where hopefully, I will be able to figure out what I want to do. When I get to college I think it is necessary for me to raise my ambition level in order to perform well. My current ambition that I have is to get in to a good enough college where I will be able to explore my career choices and experience life in a different perspective. I think the little ambition that I have is healthy because I don’t wish to stab my kinsman in order to achieve something.
My ambitions. What are my real ambitions..? I think this is a difficult question for people my age, because every one is constantly telling you what to do and you really have to just stop and think,"What DO I want? Where DO I want to be? WHO do I want to be?"...And it's really hard. I have these huge dreams that take over me sometimes and I want to follow them so bad, but on the other hand I think to myself, "Comon lil nik. Who the HECK are you kidding." Then my ambitions turn to following my fathers footsteps, which are pretty much completely laid out for me.
My ambitions. What are my real ambitions..? I think this is a difficult question for people my age, because every one is constantly telling you what to do and you really have to just stop and think,"What DO I want? Where DO I want to be? WHO do I want to be?"...And it's really hard. I have these huge dreams that take over me sometimes and I want to follow them so bad, but on the other hand I think to myself, "Comon lil nik. Who the HECK are you kidding." Then my ambitions turn to following my fathers footsteps, which are pretty much completely laid out for me.
My ambitions. What are my real ambitions..? I think this is a difficult question for people my age, because every one is constantly telling you what to do and you really have to just stop and think,"What DO I want? Where DO I want to be? WHO do I want to be?"...And it's really hard. I have these huge dreams that take over me sometimes and I want to follow them so bad, but on the other hand I think to myself, "Comon lil nik. Who the HECK are you kidding." Then my ambitions turn to following my fathers footsteps, which are pretty much completely laid out for me.
sorry, I don't know why it posted that- I wasn't done!
WHAT THE!!!?? It did it again Im gonna kill this thing.
I think that recognition is the way you are percieved by others based on what you have done.
People that always need recogition are the people that have gigantic egos and that always need attetion/credit for everything good that they do. I really agree with Ester on the charity thing and the quarter back thing. If a deed is done that our society would think well of, the good do-er will most likely want to be noted for it, and want praisal. I think if you're content with yourself, and you know the good person that you really are is there inside, no recognition is needed.
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I was GOING to say that my baby sister pulled off some of the letter keys on my laptp- which is why i may have sme funny spelled words in my post.
I have many ambitions/goals that I would love to achieve. My main goal is to find my passion in the world and then follow through and carry out that passion. Later on I hope to marry the man of my dreams and have a wonderful family of my own. My ambitions do shape the expectations I have for myself, because I know that by not working hard and slacking off I could be missing out on what I am supposed to do with my life, or what could possibly be revealed if I stay focused. So yes every choice I make I try to make symmetric with my future. I realize right now is a prime time for fun and just living, but I also realize that by just living I am not going to get any closer to my ambition. As of now, I love acting, and I love kids. I have no clue what these two passions of mine entitle exactly. I believe some of my ambitions are healthy, some are also unhealthy. I think it is important to have a balance of both good and bad. I think some of my ambitions are extremely hard. However, no ambition of mine is impossible. I would not change the level of difficulty to grasp my ambitions because I would want to reap the total satisfaction of working hard to achieve my goals.
I think people want to be remembered for what they contribute to the world. Whether it’s inventing something or doing something nice. People who really want to be remembered are the people who are lonely, people who want attention. People who don’t crave the spotlight or those who wouldn’t care about people noticing their achievements are those who don’t care for attention. They are the people who are surrounded by love. People who do not search for attention are those who know that attention comes without having to achieve something. People who want to be known are those like I said before, are people who want attention, because they are not surrounded by love. Beethoven is a pianist known for his great works, but he never sought to be famous, he pursued his dreams, and became famous for what he had done. Many acclaimed people are like that. Those who need attention are those who do commit crimes and cause trouble in the society.
My ambitions are to learn more and to become a better person. I am not afraid to ask questions, even if I know they might be stupid. I want to become a good person, so I always make sure I do something good everyday, so I can make up for the bad stuff I did in the past. I know we can’t be perfect, but we can always strive towards becoming perfect. They somewhat shape my opinions on myself, because what I do is what I am. If I lie, that would make me a liar, if I like to eat a lot until I stuff myself, then that would make me a pig. So my ambitions do shape what kind of person I am. If my ambition was to a be an expert thief, I would be a bad person wouldn’t I?
I want to do something for the greater good. John F. Kennedy said “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.” From this I learned that I don’t want to be a burden in society or trash that people have to take care. I want to do something, where people can rely on me. Something I can do for the society and for the people. I have a talent, and I am going to use that talent and the education that I have to achieve my dreams. They are my weapons to help me achieve what I want to do.
My ambitions are healthy, I think all ambitions are healthy because they are our source of strength. If your ambitions were to build a house and become a wealthy, you would do your best knowing that you have family and people who look up to you. It would go for the same case for bad people as well. If you really want to steal the Mona Lisa, it’s not impossible, you could steal it because your ambition is your source for that goal. I like the level of ambition that I have right now. It’s stable, because I have had the same ambition for more than five years now. Although my ambition has shaped itself in different forms, they are all the same ideas.
People want recognition in order to fit in or to receive praise and respect. After all, it is only natural to feel good once you have that sense of security in knowing that your reputation is in good standing. The thing that separates the two is how and where they were raised. It is my belief that societal influences in where they grew up and how their parents raised them in that society conforms their personality and viewpoint on the world to their surroundings. It is essentially a nurture vs nature scenario. Both arrogance and modesty has its pros and cons and depends entirely on the person or situation to determine whether one or the other can be good or bad.
My ambitions are simply and purely to just live a decent life and possibly raise a family. Being raised in a modest family, I find that my humbled ambitions are a reflection of my back ground and I am completely content with that. My ambitions of course shape how I am and how I think of myself. Although I have a modest personality, I still respect myself enough to still be competent in achieving my ambition.
I honestly have no idea what I want to do with the rest of my life at this point in time. I am entirely leaving my future with fate and whatever happens, happens.
I find that my ambitions are a bit counter productive due to the fact that I don't have strong sense of the future. However, it is also a source of strength because it allows me to deal with the problems of the present without needing to worry too much about the future. After all, it is what you do in the present that affects the future. I am not over ambitious. I would definitely choose to raise my standards a bit more because it can help me provide a clearer vision of my future.
What are your ambitions?
My ambitions climb on top of one another. I want to be successful in my career, when I want to be successful I have to be hard-working 24/7, I want to be happy, when I want to be happy I have to be open to new things all the time. Whatever I want, whatever I wish to be I have another thing that I must pursue in order to gain it. There are a lot of things I wish to pursue. Like my ambition to make 6 digits every year, and to be more giving to the community, and all those starving kids in Africa. It’s so vital for us to care about those who are less fortunate, and I feel those who have a lot should be able to give a lot. For instance, Oprah is a great example. She’s always giving out millions in order to help build young children’s futures. I remember she did a week worth show of how she was building a school in South Africa, and dorms for the students to stay in. I guess you could say I would like to be as generous as Oprah.
Do your ambitions shape your expectations for yourself?
My ambitions definitely shape my expectations. It lets me stay driven for my goal. I wouldn’t want to be disappointed by failure, so therefore pursuing my ambition shape me. Shaping me to be a hardworking teen who knows what she wants, and not letting the struggle stopping me from reaching it. There is always something that one would want, and would do anything to obtain it. To have a stable career that will never give me financial problems is one of those things I would go out of my way for. I believe stability in life is important, and I must work for a fortunate stability. My career as well as my fear of disappointment push me, and shap me to be the person that I am today.
Ambitions can determine a person's character, most people have ambitions because they want to achieve certain goals in a short time. Almost every king in the old period had their ambitions.
For myself, my ambition is to attend a better University after I graduated from high school, and if that happens to me, I will be exciting about it, and obviously that will becomes my first ambition now, later on, I will probably have more ambitions, depending on the situation i have. But, sometimes when I tried to complete my ambitions. I had problems, like there were many people have better grade than me, or they studied so hard to get into the University.
And I just felt embarrassing.
So, I found out that ambitions are good for people mostly, but not always. Because people need competition to achieve their ambitions, I suggest do not have too much ambitions.
Wow, this is a rather interesting question. I believe that there are various reasons as to why particular individuals have a voracious desire to gain power and recognition. A lot of people might assume it has something to do with arrogance- that conceited individuals crave attention for themselves because they believe that they’re more competent, laudable, and worthy of the limelight than others. I have to disagree. To me, it has everything to do with personality- it really boils down to whether or not someone is an introvert or an extrovert. I can speak for myself when I say that I love receiving attention- of course, not for the wrong reasons as so many people might automatically assume. I believe that if you’re comfortable in your own skin, you want others to recognize and understand what kind of a person you are. Extroverts, like myself, are communicative and take great pleasure in conversing with the people around them. On the contrary, those who are more introverted, or perhaps less comfortable with themselves, may not feel contented “putting themselves out there”, so to speak, simply for the fear of rejection and/or detestation. Referring back to the star we drew at the beginning of the year, I think I’m fairly accurate when I say that recognition plays a big part in identity. Whether we want to accept this fact or not, the people around us have an enormously vast influence on our lives and who we ultimately morph into as time unravels right before us. The way others see us has a great deal to do with how we see ourselves, and obviously, this can be an extremely negative thing or an extremely positive thing depending on your situation. Power, on the other hand, is derived directly from one’s competitive nature- again, having everything to do with personality, not necessarily haughtiness. I, myself, am a fairly competitive individual (and believe me, there are times when I truly wish that I wasn’t), and having the “upper-hand” so to speak reinforces that sense of identity and belonging, thus, perpetuating the competitiveness and causing me to yearn for more. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying that I’m a power-hungry brute, because I’m far from it. It’s just that, again, I’m an extrovert, and power and recognition often go hand-in-hand. I don’t want to grow up to be President of the United States…for obvious reasons…but I definitely hope to someday find myself in a somewhat authoritative position, granting myself the power necessary to be directly in charge of my own destiny. Doing something well in front of others directly results in praise and recognition- the two aren’t exactly comparable. It’s instinctive- we want to do things well in front of others in order to receive praise. And praise, for the most part, is an extremely positive thing- again, it reinforces and solidifies that sense of identity and belonging. And really, every needs a pat on the back once in a while.
My ambitions are for whatever reason the same as everyone else’s. Mine, however, are derived from something very different (I believe) than those of most people. My ambition(s) in life are primarily to help people- people with psychological/emotional complications; thus, I want to become a psychologist. What really irritates me is that so many people want to become doctors, etc. simply because they want an enormous pay check; either that, or, to impress others and say, “Hey, I graduated from an Ivy League school and now I’m a surgeon!” Give me a break. Do these people actually want to be doctors? Or are they just doing it to please mommy and daddy? Ugh. And yes, of course my ambitions shape my expectations for myself. However, my ambitions don’t necessarily shape my opinion of myself- it’s more a question of whether or not I act on these ambitions and turn my dreams into a reality- that’s what ultimately determines my self-image. Really, accomplishing your goals increases your sense of self-worth, and ultimately, boosts your confidence and makes you more susceptible to triumph. It’s a cycle- and it goes both ways.
Assuming that I’ll be controlling the direction of my life, I’d love to become both a psychologist and some sort of a writer- preferably a freelance writer. One of my primary goals in life is to publish a book before I die. Yes, I know, sounds a bit on the lame side, but to me, that’s a monumental accomplishment in itself. And the reason I want to become a psychologist, is well, simply because I know how it feels to be on the other end- sitting on the couch, having someone jot down notes about your progress or the lack thereof. Therefore, I could very easily empathize with the patients, and I’d actually enjoy my job. At the moment, I’m a peer counselor here at school, and I absolutely love it. I’m one of those people who my friends and others I’m well-acquainted with can easily trust (so I’ve been told), therefore, I hear a lot of stories and am constantly dealing with a lot of people’s dilemmas. I don’t mind, though; as a matter of fact, I enjoy it immensely. It’s quite an honor to know that people can trust me so greatly, usually without hesitation. And the way I see it, it’s merely practice for the future (on a non-professional level, of course). My ambitions are one of my many numerous sources of strength. They keep me on my toes; they keep me focused on what’s truly significant in life as opposed to what’s trivial and unnecessary. Nonetheless, I’m human, and like most everyone else, I’m derailed once in a while- it’s more or less all a part of the learning process. And no, I wouldn’t say for one moment that I’m even remotely overly ambitious- my goals are reasonably attainable, just as most everyone’s are. With me, however, my greatest obstacle is my indolence- I’m one of those people who are easily distracted, and unfortunately, what I want often takes precedence over what I need. Again, it’s all a part of the learning experience. I’m sure that with the progression of time and acquisition of a greater level of maturity, my priorities will become clearer; after all, I’m still young.
Let me also make it clera that the ambitions I discussed in my post are all work-related. My ambitions regarding my personal life are probably too abundant and idealistic to even list, ha.
Ones need for recognition is often releated to their personality. This personality is often shaped by their childhood. Those who want recognition probably had a childhood with a lot of attention spent on them. Recognition gives a person pride and fuels them to continue on to what they want to get recognized for. Some people do not like recognition while others do because of their personality. Quiet people tend to want to avoid recognition. They want to stay isolated and attention is not the best way to get it. Those who want recognition are often the ones who dream big and outgoing. Recognition is very important to them. Arrogance is not the cause of recognition.
My ambitions are to have a wonderful family with no conflicts. These ambitions are shaped by the events that happen in my life today. Because I witness so many horrible things with inter-family conflicts, I know that, first-handed, that it affects everyone around it. This ambition is what drives me to become a successful person. I have realized that most of the family conflicts are due to people who are less knowledgeable and mature. If one person is immature and low class person, a marriage would usually never work out. I do not think I am over ambitious because many families have achieved family peace fairly easily.
Many people want recoginition for their achievements for a source of motivation, something to keep them going. I'm not saying that every person needs or wants to get praised from their actions, but I think that along your path of accomplishing things, from time to time you need someone there to keep you going, to tell you that you are making a difference. Someone to validify your actions.
I want to become a junior english teacher, my ambitions are very high but not too high where I don't consider the things that matter the most to me like family and friends. I have the ambition to accomplish things I believe I can succeed in. Although I know being a lawyer makes a lot of money, I could never see myself being a lawyer nor a person that is stuck working at an office. I've always wanted to teach and I love literature and english, so it's only natural to become an english teacher. I have the ambition to succeed in becoming a teacher and making a difference in either my life or others.
I think your ambition does prove a lot of who you are as a person. Ambition brings confidence and a sense of your own ability or power. Some people think too highly and let their pride get in their way of thinking realistically. While others know where to stop and how far to go.
Don't worry about the pay level - it's hard to find a job this rewarding, and you'd be surprised how much that counts. If you ever get the opportunity to do something you can love doing every day, seize it!
I actually have many ambitions (although through the years, these ambitions have greatly lowered to more realistic measures). I clearly remember when I was younger, my ambition was to be a neurosurgeon. If anyone asked “Amy, what would you like to do when you grow up?” to the 8 year old me, I proudly proclaimed “I’m going to be a brain surgeon!” along with a toothless smile. I also wanted to go to Stanford (my, how times have REALLY changed in the last ten years of my life). Since then, my ambitions have clearly changed to something MUCH MORE manageable. I have a lot of expectations for myself (especially during senior year); I believe that it is because of my ambitions, I have certain expectations for myself. Ultimately, in twenty years, I see myself as a pediatrician in a remote village in a developing country healing sick children who cannot afford medical aid. In ten years, I see myself in medical school or doing my residency. In five years, I see myself in the Peace Corps giving people the opportunity to live a better life. So yes, in a way, my ambitions shape my expectations. My ambition to be a pediatrician makes me strive to achieve excellence in school because I am well aware that the road to becoming a pediatrician is definitely a hard one. But because of my ambition, my expectations for myself give me incentive to try and do well in school.
I consider my ambitions very healthy. I am ready to give up unreachable ambitions because I’m not the kind of person who is always in denial—I understand reality and can grasp it. I have demonstrated through the years that I am very flexible when it comes to ambition—ambition is merely a tool to strive and to be determined, but not something that should drive my life. And I realize that.
My ambitions vary as time passes. When I was a sophomore, my greatest ambition was to become a member of the track team. Now, as a senior, my greatest ambition is to receive decent grades and graduate high school, and then progress to attend a magnificent university in where I will receive my degrees, and then further my education by attending law school. After that, I foresee my next great ambition as possessing a successful career as an attorney, and settling down with a family of my own. Shortly after that, my ambitions will change again as time continues to march forward. However, two ambitions will stay present and unchanging throughout the course of my life. Those two are being happy, as well as being successful in whatever I set out to do. I understand that it is not realistic to be successful in EVERYTHING, but I also believe that happiness will compensate for my failures.
Some of the people rather choose to be anonymity because they don’t responsibility. The more power one gains, the more responsibility one should take. Not all of the people, in fact, most of the people want control over other people. Taking power means taking care of things other than oneself. Moreover, people with power always have to worry about their power being taking away. They always have to pay extra attention to those who are potentially will take over the throne. Therefore, lazy people rather just live a normal life, never having to bother someone else’s.
Ever since my first course of chemistry, I have always wanted to be a chemist who can somehow stop global warming. However, my parents will have to allow me to major in chemistry. Just for a little side note: they always want me to major applied math, and so they are stopping me from taking chemistry. If I can ever be a chemist, my ambitious is to save the world from decaying. Honestly, my goal seems impossible. However, it is a healthy goal. It motivates me to study more about environment.
I once read a quote with a message saying that if you’re really good at what you do, you don’t need to brag about it, people will recognize your achievements without you having to tell the whole world. I guess people strive to be in a position that seems powerful because people with higher authority receive more attention – which is a way to be recognized for your work without having to brag about it. People want recognition because if you don’t claim the credit, someone else could take it away from you. It seems unfair to do the work and have someone else be praised for your effort.
I don’t think ambition is negative; it can become negative if it relates to power or competition. Wanting to become President isn’t necessarily a bad thing if the candidate running is running for the right reasons. My ambition is to live a happy life! I guess my opinion of myself is that I deserve to be happy…which really doesn’t sound good when you say it out loud. I believe if you really want something and work hard for it, you can achieve anything.
My ambitions in life are to become successful in life but also to be happy and make sure that I have great people by my side through my life. My ambitions do shape my expectations for my self because if i have high ambitions it mean i have high expectations for myself and with high expectations it means i want to go far in my life. If i set my ambitions high, I can either expect to reach it but even if i do not reach it, I set my self and my expectations high that I should be able to pick myself up and reach for another goal.
What i would like to do with my life is go into sports med or soething along that line. This is a big decision in my life and will shape my life. Although i wish my mother could make all my decisions in my life this is something im going to have to do alone. It just seems simpler to have someone else tell me what to do. But this is a point is all of our lives that makes us be independent and show us how far we will go on our own.
I believe my ambitions are healthy because they are reachable and nothing that will ove stress me, will probably cause me stress but are reachable. sometime as a person we may have to lower our ambitions becuase they may just not be worth it and discover that being happier is better than reaching that goal. Lowering your ambitions does not mean you are a bad person or unsuccesful. As people we re not perfect and may over stretch ourselves thinking we can handle it.
People are mainly shy because of they are scared of what others will think of them. The ones that don’t care at all are very open with themselves and show their expressions without hesitation. It is very common for one to act open in a big group, but shy in a small group, vise versa. It depends on personality and decision to choose which way to react.
My ambition in life is to fulfill my parent’s dream of my brother and me to buy them new Porches and a new house for them to live in. This drive of becoming successful and enough money to guarantee their dream will take much hard work and determination. I constantly forget what I want to achieve in life until I remember what my parents have said to me. I owe them my future, my life; it’s the least I can give back to them.
My ambition is healthy since it gives me a great drive when I need it. It matters throughout my life and I will remember it until I achieve this goal. My level of ambition is high and I want to keep it that way to push myself to do well in school and the rest of my career.
Most of the time, people’s desire to have the recognition is often influenced by the environment that they grew up with. Just like many people want to become a movie star or a super model, it’s their desire to be well-known. They have those desires because they saw those stars in the television everyday and the more they see them the more they wanted to become one of them. Also, many other people have desires because they are lacking whatever they desire. Just like someone is very poor and thus that person has a very strong desire in money because this is what he or she needed the most. But I also think there are many people who just do not want to be recognized at all, they just want to be bland in with the rest of the world and live a peaceful and quiet life.
In many cases, I think ambition can be both positive and negative. For some people, ambition is what drives them to get closer to their goal, the power behind of what they are doing. But for some people, the urge of succeed their ambition is too powerful that they forgot what is right and what is wrong. Therefore, they are even willing to hurt someone to get to the step they are aiming for. I think that ambition is very closely related to temptation because it is often the results that people wanted to have to let them become ambitious. Although it may sound very negative, but I think it is still necessary to have ambition in order to be successful because without it, then many people would loose the power to keep going.
Ambition is only a fraction of the equation that makes an individual, focusing on it and calling it a major difference in a person isn't a conventional way to differentiate between individuals. On the flip side, the two extremes of ambition have major difference between them. On one side, you have over the overly ambitious, too much ambition that it seems almost like idealism. On the other side, you have no ambition, which is a pinnacle of a hikkikomori (or modern day hermit) which leads the individual to just sit there and rot.
I for one have ambition, I'm also not afraid to say that my ambition is very selfish and centralized in anything that concerns me. Simply put, I only want to achieve happiness and contentment (sure... it sounds a lot like buddhism, sans the "no material attatchment" part) I will achieve my goals and be content with them when I do. And I only chose something as vague and intangible as happiness because well... frankly I'm not to sure what happiness is. Other than that I don't care what happens to the people around me or what happens to the world, just as long as I'm happy. Sounds selfish, but when you think about it, wouldn't it be just great if you were able to die with a smile on your face and without regret?
When you look at my ambition and my goals, it seems as if I were a brat. But looking past that you see I'm only relying on my instincts to set my goals. I'm using very vague goals as well, which allows much room for change and reform. I'd see my ambition as fairly low, for one, I was a hikkikomori, plus, I fear not being able to achieve my goals before death, so I set my standards low and raise it if I feel I am capable of it.
P.S. Happy Day of Growing Older Mr. Feraco, How's it feel to be a year older now? Think you can drink more than you used to?'
P.S.S. Plus... you need to play hard a lot more, so maybe someday I can face you and burn you with my powerful orange button pressing skills!
P.S.S.S. You will be dying and I'll still be alive~!
P.S.S.S.S. The cake is a Lie
Final Note: Those last two lines are a reference to something, kudos to the people that know what I'm talking about.
Probably 99.999% of the people living on this world probably want their opinion to actully count for some thing, right or wrong. To me, that's probably why most people want to be recongized for. Because if you were a no body, some one whos words is not much more vaulable than the next guy's, most of the time, no body will listen to you. But if were some body that people know and recongized, your words will be either taken more into consideration. Because of that recognition, which is included in the package of being power, it's really what people want from having power.
Having an ambition to achive some thing, is really like having an idea. Let's say a person had an idea, if approved by most of the people, he becomes an genius, but if disapproved he instanly becomes insane. Which is the same with ambitions. It's right between the boreder being some one who is hard working, earns what he deserves and strives for the bored, and some one who is simply arrogant and simply crazy. For example, if some one's ambition is to get a "A" in Mr. Feraco's class, that's a perfectly normal ambition, its achivable (not really...). Compare to another person who wants to take over the world. To probably just about everyone in the world, his crazy, and if he doesnt set his mind straight and change his ambtion to like, taking over a world in a game. It will eventually turn it into a bad and unhealthy ambition, that would eat him away.
People naturally want to be acknowledged for their doings, especially if they put work and effort into their attempts. Few would still see their efforts worthy if no one else was to recognize their worth. It really depends on the person as to whether or not they want the spotlight. Certain people just do not want a lot of attention. Personally, I cannot stand attention. It makes me awkward, and compliments make me even more awkward. I just cannot take a straightforward compliment well, and I know that is weird. I mean, I should be grateful for it- and I am because at least someone else likes whatever it is besides me- but I just cringe or quietly think in my head for them to stop it when someone does compliment me. However, aside from my awkwardness with attention, I still want the recognition, not necessarily praise, but at least recognition. Praise just seems to be taking it too far since none of the things I do really deserve praise. Praise is for some really extraordinary deed, but as for me, I am happy with recognition for things like going to school and then going to work right after until 10 at night. I think it is all part of respect. If I put so much time and effort into doing something, even if it is something not everyone seem to think is all that wonderful, I would like to know that someone respects my dedication enough to overlook their disagreements with my work to recognize my efforts.
It is a good thing to believe in yourself, but start off small. I commend people for having high ambitions because it shows a lot of courage to think they can get it and actually aim for. However, people tend to cloud better judgment with ambition because they fail to see how far they can actually reach. I have notice something while doing college applications. Students tend to chastise each other when someone is applying to a really "ambitious" school. Although they might have an excellent record, we also say that they better be realistic about their choices. It is not about aiming too high but about aiming too hard blindly. I have two friends basically with the same records, same grades and everything, and applying to the same schools- all privates, no UC's, no Cal States. However, the two are different. One is thinking that out of all the privates she applied to, she has to get into one, so that is her backup and she will not attend anything less thinking she will not need to. My other friend with the same ambition and is thinking that if he did not get into any of the privates he applied to, it is a sign that he is not ready yet. He is satisfied with going to a community college, thinking it is a better choice to go there and transfer to a private rather than attending a UC. The two have the same ambitions, but one is more realistic, and no one criticizes him for his goals.
As for me, I have ambitions, but I have to keep in mind to be realistic, too. I want to be a good and recognizable film producer, and with that ambition comes also the obvious ambitions of wealth, fame, and maybe an Oscar (hopeful wishing but I can dream...) But I have smaller ambitions that does not relate to recognition. I just want to create a film that connects with many different people. I think that in order to achieve my ambitions, I have to consider all the steps in between and set up smaller goals to help me in reaching a bigger goal. Sure, it might take awhile, but that is the point. I have to work in order to actually achieve it rather than simply getting it. And the hardest thing to do is not get discouraged because obviously, it would require several obstacle-conquering. I think any ambitions that make me or anyone else a better person are healthy ambitions. Just as long as I do not drive myself crazy over it and realize that although things might not turn out how I want them, there are always other roads to take that can lead me to the same outcome. Nothing is simple and straight on. I have to consider all the different options, so that I can always keep trying.
People all do different things. SOme like the spot light and others try to hide in the shadows. I like both when your always in the spotlight people know who you are. On the other hand when your are the person in the shadows people dont really know you that well. I think that the people that are always in the spotlight enjoy everyone knowing them and always talking about them.
Ambitions can shape your life. Ambitions are things that you want and the things that make you work. Ambitions can make the way that you go through life change. They can make it all change because if you are working for a specifice thing then you will live your life so that you can reach your goal.
I don’t have ambition in the sense that I know where I’m going in life. I feel that I have it more in what I do, namely hobbies. For example, when I play guitar, I try to make the sound of the guitar come out like those professionals. Of course this ambition exceeds my grasp, but by setting the bar above what I can reach, I feel I am ultimately pushing harder. It feels like I am far away from what I should be, and so I practice even more and more. This kind of ambition makes for a powerful source in learning a hobby. Ambition can also be the extra step that separates amateurs from professionals. The expert level from the intermediate. Ambition is a strong feeling.
However, at the same time, it can be unhealthy. If I am not satisfied with how I play, I might stay up all night just trying to improve to a level that I’m satisfied with. This deprives me of sleep, or makes me not want to study or do work. So in that sense, it is unhealthy. If I only had this kind of ambition for schoolwork and learning, I would be very happy. Ambition can also be unhealthy when one is pursuing a dream that is impossible to reach, or pursuing an ambition too heavily. For example, if somebody wants to be the best guitar player and plays since childhood, and practices so much that it affects his studies, he relies on his guitar skills to support himself in life. And let’s say, although he loves guitar so much, for some reason he is not that great at guitar, no matter all the practice. But instead of giving up, his ambition is too strong and he keeps trying to become better. Nothing comes out of it. He can’t make money from guitar because his guitar playing sounds horrible, and he can’t do anything else because all his years of playing horrible guitar have made him not learn anything else. Ambition is like vitamins, it's good in moderation.
People want recognition because it makes them believe they have done something with their lives. With insecurity and inevitable death, one wonders why live at all. It is the things one can accomplish and live to enjoy that fuels one to give their best and work hard to attain something, in most cases respect. People who would rather stay anonymous are either the loner types or the antisocial types of people who do not want to be bothered or troubled with questions. Another alternative is psychological, where one feels excitement being hidden in the background. Arrogance can be sad to be a factor for people who want to be recognized, but it falls into the “butterfly of society” category, whereas the other falls under the “beyond the curtains” category. There’s little difference in doing something well in front of others or not, just that if one does something away from people, there can be more personal satisfaction, whereas if one does something well in front of people, he or she might crave praise and recognition. Another scenario is chance, where people just happen to be or not be there when someone well is done.
My ambitions are wealth, but not necessarily fame. I can live without people knowing me, but would definitely want money. A personal belief I have is that people who do not have money know what to do with it, whereas people who do eventually run out of options and get bored. My ambitions shape my expectations for myself in that if I do not accomplish my goals, I will be disappointed in myself. My ambitions do have an impact in my opinion of my self in relevance to self esteem. I want to be a physical therapist because I have always been fascinated with the human body. The idea of being able to help someone recover his or her physical skills seems great to me and there is good money in that job. My ambitions are healthy in that they are legal, safe, and doable. They are a source of strength in that they keep me going and if I could, I would raise my level of ambition so I study harder and get closer to my goals.
I don’t think power necessarily has to do with wanting to be recognized, famous, or respected. After all, many respected actors and actress (ie. Kate Winslet and Hilary Swank) do not pursue film/television because they want to be famous. They do it because they love and respect their work. Power is more than just a status – it is a feeling. It’s a really strong feeling and the gaining or losing of power can be a huge swing in a person’s life. Many men who rape females often do it to feel powerful. They resort to rape because often times, their masculinity is lost after financial troubles, unemployment, problems at home, etc. It’s sad but true.
There are a lot of factors as to why some people prefer anonymity, while others prefer the spotlight. Personality, disposition, status in society, and many other factors come into play. But I think it’s safe to say that because people respond differently to the feeling of power, there will always be differences among people.
I have a lot of ambitions but the majority of them relate to education. I want to be successful academically so that I will have a strong founding to pursue my other ambitions. And because I have high ambitions, the expectations I have for myself are higher. I also want to do a lot of things. I want to master 2 more languages, no matter how long it’ll take me. I want to travel and hopefully open up my own business. These are my goals and I am determined to achieve them. In this sense, my ambitions are a source of strength to achieve more and to commit to whatever I am doing. I have high ambitions, but at the same time I try to keep them realistic because here’s a fine line between being too idealistic and being ambitious.
People want recognition because it gives them security against fear and feelings of inadequacy. There are many people in the spotlight who thrive on attention. Some of them need this attention because without it, they don’t know how to be their own person anymore. Some people simply want the spotlight more because it’s in their nature, while some prefer to remain anonymous. What separates the two is just basic human nature/personality and experience.
My ambitions are to graduate college and make enough money to support myself and my family. They do shape my expectations as because of my ambitions I want to go to a good college and get a good job. If I fail these expectations I will think less of myself. I believe my ambitions are healthy because they fuel my desire to do well in school and later on in life. Many people without direction or ambition don’t know what they want to do and so I believe my goals are healthy and reachable. They are my source of strength. It’s important not to set goals that are unreachable while at the same time setting goals so you have somewhere to work to. A person needs to be at a fine balance between being overambitious and being too unambitious. I wouldn’t change my level of ambition because I think where I’m at is a healthy place.
Why wouldn’t you want power? Power is among the highest position someone can achieve. Having authority over others makes people feel like they are worth something, they want to be known and respected. In, “The Office” Michael Scott is the regional manager and a salesman Dwight Shrute wants to have the power so badly that he is constantly asking to be Assistant Regional Manager, but Michael tells him that he can be Assistant to the Regional Manager, namely his servant. Dwight spends all of his time trying to be the best, wanting authority over others. There are many people that we know in life like Dwight, people who need power, but you don’t need power to achieve greatness. Some people want that recognition to be able to say that they mean something, to say that they can make the rules, and break them. People seeking this power can be simple minded; they think that you have to be “President” to be powerful. But the fact of the matter is that you don’t. The people who remain in anonymity don’t live for power; they don’t live to be recognized, but rather to make a difference. If they get power along the way then good for them, but there is no reason to seek it.
My ambitions in life are to graduate from college, (well first get into college) find a job in doing something that I love and raise a healthy family. My ambitions are not way out of reach, but perfect for me. I love art and creating things, I would love to pursue a career in art, I’m just not sure which one, I would be happy doing anything from graphic design to portrait painting. I need to scale it down, and figure out what I want to do, and I know that I can. Right now I am just taking one step at a time towards my goals. I feel that they are totally healthy and are a major source of my strength. If I could change my level of ambition I don’t think I would, they are my ambitions; because I want them, not my friends, or my parents, but me.
Like people say "the sky is the limit" and in all actuality can you get much higher than the very top. Having such power and authority puts you up to the top. Some if not most people live life trying to reach the top of their heights in their own world. In a way those aspirations are their meanings and they give it their all. It can only be attained through hard work and time, so when it is finally reached its something so meaningful because not everyone can have such power. Not everyone can be a king, president of a country, the CEO of an important company. For the ones who are,it gives them significance in society that is inevitable. The importance that, that position or power gives them is inexplainable. People yearn and love to know that they are talented and gifted in a unique way because it fulfills their purpose in life. Specifically that they are important and significant for a specific reason, their talents have put them in a successful position.
I have always wanted to live in Italy to perfect my Italian, and living in different parts of the world afterwards. I never pictured living my life in one place. I always figured it would be so much more entertaining to be in different places and experiencing distinct cultures. Languages are one of my biggest curiosities I want to be thirty years old and speaking at least seven languages! I think that a miracle would have to occur for that to come true but we will see how that goes.Career wise I would like to be a hairstylist/ make up artist, specifically high fashion. That field is so appealing to me because it's the one thing that I like to learn about and perfect. The fact that there is so much to learn in the beauty industry and their are so many opportunities to be successful.It's a career that I can have no matter where I travel or live.
Even though being a hairstylist is what I would like to do for the rest of my life and I would love to travel. It does no mean that it's set in stone and everything is going to happen the way I would like them to. But whatever I decide to do I just want to be content and happy with where I am in life ,and with the people that matter most to me.
I would have to say that my aspirations are positive ones because its based on bettering myself as a person and career wise. i think that whatever leads a person to work hard and try new things are positive aspirations to accomplish.
People want recognition because they want to be seen as strong and powerful. The ones who crave the spotlight are the ones who want publicity, and want to be celebrities. They want to be idolized because they want to be well known throughout the entire world. Being average, and unknown, the same as everybody else is not good enough for them. It does not live up to their standards and they have to be unique. Some people don't want to be known, mainly because they don't enjoy the publicity. They are usually shy people who would rather live in the shadows than out in the spotlight. Personality is what seperates the two. Usually the one who wants to be popular has a more outgoing personality, while the other, the anonymous one keeps more to themselves.
My ambition is simple, basically to succeed in life. I don't want to be a popular celebrity, or earn 100,000 a year, although that would be sweet, i'd rather just be the average Joe. I want to be able to enjoy life, not work all the time where I exhaust myself and sit home with a pile of money and nothing to spend it on. I just want to be able to have fun and spend time with my loved ones. A few vacations a year would be nice and necessary, but it does not have to be super fancy. My ambitions are simple and healthy, easily accomplished, but they are not a symbol of strength. Most people who are extremely successful are because they set goals which are near impossible to accomplish, and it pushed them harder. I myself don't want to be spoiled with defeat, and will stick to my simple goal of to live a happy life.
I'm always making new ambitions and currently my ambition is to just graduate high school and college. I know that by the time I graduate college, my ambitions would become even greater. So in a way part of my ambitions is to be more ambitious in the future. There are also those ambitions which I would have a difficult time to accomplish but those ambitions usually fall under the unimportant category for me. The simple ambitions are the ones that I would love to sick to as well as get done. For now I would just like to be
I've noticed that life comes at me fast because before I was thinking of my ambitions after high school and now that time has almost arrived. So now I try to plan more ahead of time and I came to a simple plan. I would try to earn a job that would make enough money so that I wouldn't be poor. I don't care about being rich because I knew I can't control money well when I have too much of it. I feel it is more satisfying to live a normal life than a luxurious one. Fame is something that I also would like to have but it seems difficult to achieve. As I said earlier, I don't care much about being rich but my ambition of wanting fame seems to have money following it. I only want fame because I don't want to die with no one knowing.
It is okay to be overly ambitious. In fact it is great to be overly ambitious because then you know that you have a map for your life already planned out. The only thing you would have to do is try your best to follow that map. Being under ambitious is good too because then you can surprise yourself when you accomplished something that you didn't expect to. I hope my ambitions are ones that would make me happy and also challenging to achieve so that I would have a greater sense of pride when I accomplish it.
The feeling of walking into a restaurant and having people recognize you as tou walk in the front doors, the feeling of going into an office and having everyone listen to every you say, and the feeling of having everything you do be praised is such a great feeling. You feel like you're somebody. You feel like you have power and conrtol. Not to lie, I am a person who likes to have control and be that guy that walks in a room and everybody knows me. I honestly think that the reason that feels so good to people of the reason people want that is confidence, pride, and the fear of being meaningless to others. I really am unproud to say that I am a somwhat prideful person.....And I think that is the main reason why I want attention and power. Power takes over people and controls them, turning them into something they're not. Ambition, one of the hardest characteristics to attain and keep. Laziness being at the opposite end of that. I have a ambitions, but unfortunately laziness and the easy way out always overpowers that. I have ambitions to be the best person I can be, make a difference, stand out, be successful, and be happy. I have ambitions to have a great family, a well paying job, and a nice house/ cars. My amtition will help me exceed my expectations for myself. I really want all those things and if I don't have the ambition along with it, those dreams will never come to be. I want to become a very indepedent person, but in that meaning i want to be able to function indepedently. I do NOT however want to be independent. I want to have a family and wife around me all the time. I want to become a public speaking/ motivational speaker and change peoples lives. I want to be succcessful in life and make a good reputation for myself and be that man people look to and say I want to be like him or around him. There are days my ambition is high, however alot of times laziness kicks in and doesn't allow me to fullfill my expectations. I feel that if I could improve anything, my ambition would be one. I would raise it to a top notch level because ambition keeps one going and is a strength that pushes one foward.
The feeling of walking into a restaurant and having people recognize you as you walk in the front doors, the feeling of going into an office and having everyone listen to everything you say, and the feeling of having everything you do be praised is such a great feeling. You feel like you're somebody. You feel like you have power and conrtol. Not to lie, I am a person who likes to have control and be that guy that walks in a room and everybody knows me. I honestly think that the reason that feels so good to people or the reason people want that is confidence, pride, and the fear of being meaningless to others
I am very ambitions and passionate about just I have high expectations and sometimes I have little grace; each is a minor vice in my communication and social skills, however those two put together, I feel I am destined for destruction. I am not some psycho person that needs to be paid attention to twenty four seven but I expect people to treat me like I treat them, and when they don’t I take it personally. However, through continual experience I have learned to stop fretting about the minimal things and just appreciate the blessings I do have. It has not been easy, it has taken a lot of effort, and it has been an on going struggle, but I can see the fruits of my hard work.
I am not sure that it is fair to put such high expectations on people, I always try and keep myself in check by asking myself “Is what I want/expect from people realistic, could I give what I am asking for?” This usually helps put in my place. I have high expectations for myself; I do believe my ambitions have an influence on the opinion of myself. I try to have the same expectations for myself as I do everyone else.
As for my ambitions and goals, I want happiness, and fulfillment. I want to know I made a difference in this world. I want to be happy my entire life: I want to enjoy my job, and I want to be a dedicated wife and mother, and I want to enjoy my youth, as well as enjoying growing old. These all are realistic and healthy ambitions that help me strengthen me.
People crave recognition because it sets them apart from the average Joe’s in life. Some want it more, while others wish to stay away from it. Both types of people can do great things. The first type of person is like Oprah Winfrey who helps other people and receives recognition (and show ratings) for it. The second type of person is someone who generously donates but does so anonymously. They don’t expect to receive anything in return except maybe gratification. Both figures are equally benevolent but some people respect the latter more because they do not gain anything in return for their altruism.
My ambitions are to be satisfied with the person I become and to learn more languages. I think it’s a good ambition because it shapes how I grow. My plans of the futures sound easy, but they seem complicated to me: I want to find something I REALLY want to do. Every career path I consider, the bad always outweighs the good. Some careers have no future and I don’t want to have regrets when I become old. I think my ambitions are healthy. They’re not too high and they’re not too low. They’re just right- for me anyways.
I think that many people crave for the spotlight because they are not satisfied if others don’t know what they did. They feel the need to be congratulated and to have others think highly of them for doing something great. An example would be volunteering. There are those who volunteer working behind the scene, even when they know that they won’t get acknowledged publicly; and then there are those who volunteer only to be publicly known as someone who helped. The difference is that, those who feel the need to be acknowledged are not satisfied just helping people. I have so much more respect for those who choose to help the society and doesn’t mind being behind the scene because those kinds of volunteers know that there are many grateful people who are thanking them everyday.
I have many ambitions that I want to accomplish in my life. Of course I want to be happy just like everyone else. I also want to be successful and give my future family an easier life. I know that my parents had a difficult childhood, so they did everything they could to give me a better life, and I want to be able to follow through and give my future children a better life as well. One of my mottos is to live my life to the fullest – I don’t want to have to second-guess myself with “What Ifs” when I’m older. I want to set my goals, and chase after them. Another motto I go by is: Live life with no regrets. I know that people always talk about how they regret doing or not doing something, but I don’t want to think about regrets. I know about my mistakes, but I’m not perfect. I try to look at my faults as a lesson for my life – I don’t regret what happened in my past experiences, I just learn from them.
People want recognitions because they don’t want to be forgotten. Of course, nobody wants to be forgotten. Therefore recognition is one way people choose to be remembered. Those who want recognitions, and crave for spotlights and praises want to be remembered by everyone. They want to be famous, be well known, and be well liked by everyone. Their personality and dreams influenced them this way because they want to be and do something heroic. People like theses don’t get satisfied easily since they want everyone to remember them. While on the other hand there are people who would rather stay in anonymity. For these people, they still want to be remembered. But because of personality factor, they are easily satisfied than those who want recognitions. They don’t seek for heroic achievements that are admired by everyone but rather they are easily satisfied by their family and loved ones. There’s no worse or good between the two choices, is just a matter of choice and satisfaction that a person choose.
My only ambition is to be an ambassador for international trade and business or just someone who deal with worldwide business related subjects in the future. Working while traveling is what I want in the future because life is new every day, and dealing with international related stuff fits me perfectly. Because of this goal, I expect myself to stay in my language class no matter how hard the class get.
My mother and my background culture are the factors that shape my opinions since my ambitions were influenced by it. I think of my ambition as a source of strength for me because after all, it is pretty hard to achieve my ambition. However even though it seems like that I’m a little over ambitious, I still see a hope to achieve it. Therefore I wouldn’t lower my ambition levers if I get the chance to change it.
Recognition is desirable for many due to its great benefits. In addition to being a primary designator of an individual’s accomplishment, it also establishes that person’s identity – in a good way I might add. For example we have George Washington. No matter how great of a man he was, if we were to wipe out his accomplishment in the American Revolutionary War, then we would have forgotten him already. Therefore society establishes an individual’s identity by recognizing one’s accomplishment. This parallels to daily life as people seek recognition so that they will be known. But if recognition is really such a good thing then why are there people who refuses to stand out? A minority of these people simply do not want to enter the spotlight; more specifically, they just do not want to deal with the hassle. However, there are others who passively rejects this recognition. These people are usually the ones who have achieved peace within themselves. They feel secured in their own environment and do not see a need to further enlarge their sphere of influence.
I am a very ambitious individual in that I am not satisfy with just being a normal person. Instead, I have a tendency to seek the descriptive phrase “the best”. Take programming for example. Last year, I began by working towards rank 1 in the class and after acquiring that, I proceeded to programming outside of the classroom. This spanned from individual training to participating in competitions. And now, through the USA Computing Olympiad, I have found myself being nationally ranked. Despite achieving this, I find myself unsatisfied with what I have. I guess I can conclude that my ambitions are healthy in that it causes me to strive towards greater heights. Although I know that I wont be first nationally anytime soon, I’m looking forward to the day when I can program at that level. My ambition in this case is overly-ambitious but nonetheless relavent because I know that I will be able to achieve it. I like my level of ambition just as it is because I believe that there’s nothing out of my grasp provided that I have enough time.
Why do people want that recognition?
-People love glory, and when you have love for something, you strive get it or maintain it. I personally know how it feels to achieve that priceless feeling of glory after fighting for it. That recognition has to do with glory.
Some people would rather stay in anonymity, while others crave the spotlight. What separates the two?
-If one craves the spotlight, then that person is not shy, or humble. Either way, they earn the spotlight. Those who crave the spotlight are often better then others when it comes to competing, because they are used to winning and they know what it takes to get the job done. The more humble individuals are less annoying because they keep their thoughts to themselves and are usually just as capable to do what the spotlight lovers can.
Is it arrogance, or is it something greater?
-Yes, on a certain level it can be looked upon as arrogance, but really you cant blame somebody for trying to achieve their goals just because they do it differently.
Is it better to do something well in front of others versus doing the same thing without recognition or praise?
-Yes, it is way better to have somebody watch you when you are performing well. I personally love it, i am not going to lie. Having somebody talk about you as if they look up to you is very rewarding.
In my opinion I think most people want recognition by some media or the one they care about because they want to be popular and superior in life. People usually want to have colorful and amazing life experience instead of boring life journey. There is always the exceptions that someone is anonymity who just want to have a simple easy life. People’s personality or the different perspective view of society may be the factors that separate two different kinds of people. Some people who just very outgoing and talkative with born; therefore they want to attract other’s attention and be popular in community. If people have ambition to achieve certain goals or to act out the same way then the people are not consider arrogance. In the other way, if the people just want to get popularity and show off all the time or blame others in their back to get recognition that’s very worse. I think the best thing just acting the truly you not try to fake yourself by putting on any masks. If you are the gold, then you will be shiny anyways.
For right now, I am only a student and I know for the day I step out from school to the society which has to face numerous competitions and the dark side of the world. My ambition is not about become popular in the society or gets more recognition by other. My ambition right now is to work hard and start plan my own business in the future. I don’t know I can achieve my goal or not but at least I have my ambitions and courage. Ambition is the main source that helps me keep up, toward to my goal. I am not like the doll that follows the steps my parents planed for me. I want to become a successful person by my own capability.
I think my ambition is healthy because it’s a source of my strength. I don’t think I’m over-ambitious because I don’t expect my life to be super rich or to be recognized by everyone. I just want to do the job I like to do and live in a normal life. If I could choose to change my level of ambition, I will raise it. Because I think I need to be more outgoing and more active. I need to strive for opportunity instead of waiting for opportunity come.
Someone likes to crave the spotlight while someone else will rather stay in anonymity; characteristic is the only factor that separates the two. You can not compare these two kinds of people and say one is better than another, because there’s no absolute good and bad between these two kinds of people. Some people like to be recognized and praised, because they want others not only to know of their existence but also their talents. They want to prove themselves to others and thus win the trust and respect from them. On the other hand, some other people do not like to be the attention of everything. This does not mean that they do not have any abilities to do things well or they do not have any talents. They just do not want to show off their knowledge. Famous is not necessary to be good, and anonymity is not necessary to be bad. If there are only the ones who like to crave the spotlight in this world, things will also turn out to be really chaotic. For example, those famous actors/actresses and singers can not be so successful without the help from their film makers, editors or the song writer. These backstage helpers are the real heroes. They are as great as the ones who shine on the stage. Therefore, there’s no much distinction between them.
I have many ambitions for my future, but I can not really decide which one’s my most desirable. I always want to become a psychologist when I grow up, because a psychologist’s able to understand other people’s minds. However, I never took any course of psychology, and it is a hard course. I think I just treat it as my dream. I also want to become a dancer since I’m in a dance company right now. I find out that I really like to dance, and when I dance I can see a different self. I thought about to become a dance teacher, but I know this job will not bring me enough income to live my life easily enough. Thus, I’m always wondering about my future. If I could choose to change my level of ambition, I will raise its level. Today’s world is competitive, so I need to learn more knowledge and skills in order to suit myself into the society better.
Ambition is certainly one of the primary factors that drive each and every person to pursue their goals. After all, without ambition, all that is left is apathy and laziness. Ambition, although with some faults, is a positive trait to have. It helps people push themselves past the norm and it also pushes people to challenge the status quo. All in all, ambition causes people to do things that are often radically different. I believe that having the ambition to fulfill whatever desire in life is a good push forward. Success can only be attained with the willingness to sacrifice and persevere. Without ambition, there is a lack of will to do such harsh actions. It helps to create direction within life.
I certainly have my own ambitions in life, considering that there are so many possible pathways to take. My personal ambition is to always learn something—to broaden my academic and artistic perspective. I think that my ambitions do strongly influence how I make my choices, especially, choices concerning my education (such as college and such). Because of this, I tend to push myself to make sure that everything is prim and proper. I guess I am somewhat obsessive over having control over every aspect of whatever project or assignment that I m working on.
Ambition is definitely a healthy necessity for every person because it helps motivate people to work harder. Even being over-ambitious is not a negative thing. That just means that there will always be room for improvement. I think that ambition is a strength; after all, it is often what drives each and every one of us to be successful. For instance, college applications are a prime example where ambition can be helpful. Having the ambition to get into some Ivy-league school can motivate and push students to work hard. Most of the time, that person will probably make it to a prestigious school. Ambition is a powerful thing; it can help us achieve our wildest dreams.
I believe people want recognition because of one reason- popularity. This is because people want to feel special which comes from being popular. This trivial fact makes people do things simply because they want to others to know who they are. This is because this recognition is sort of power that represent a person’s reputation. After all, everyone wants to power because we all are working in school to be better than the person next to us. This want for a better life than the average person can also be a thirst for recognition. On the other hand, the ones that don’t crave the spotlight are the ones that are shy or just too lazy to get into the spotlight. I believe some things are better to do in front of others because if it’s a beneficial act, then others can learn and witness it. On the contrary, if it is a maleficent act, this can lead to bad commercialism which can lead to new criminals.
I believe my ambitions are simply performing at my best in every category in whatever that may be. Unfortunately, this drive to perform well drastically decreases if the subject is dull or if I simply don’t like doing it. Since the choice is given to me I want to do something that has to do with science and if more specifically chemistry. This is because I thought this science was interesting and that I was able to perform with high ambition. Personally I think that my ambition is somewhat healthy because I believe that it isn’t a very far. I think that I’m not going after something that I think is too hard because I did not perform poorly in that category. Finally, if I was given the chance to raise my ambition I would take the opportunity because I believe that I can do more than what I think I can do.
The people who want the recognition want to be recognized for the things they have done. I certainly would not want my achievements to be ignored. People want their accomplishments to be remembered but also they want to show that they are more better than others. You can find many videos of great break dancers to great comedians online. I do not think a comedian is just a generous person who just want people to laugh, but I think he or she put comic videos of himself or herself to be recognized as one of the funniest person. People want to show others that they are better. The people who want the recognition that they are better usually crave the spotlight in order to prove to others. However, not all people want the spotlight. I think the difference between the people who want to be recognized and people who wish to stay in anonymity is pride. The ones who want to be recognized are usually prideful and are proud of their work. But, on the other hand, the ones who do not wish to be known to the world probably is not really proud of what they have done to achieve greatness.
I have things that I want to do, but I am not sure if I want to them because “I want to” or because my parents want me to. My parents have always been telling me to become a doctor and go on a mission trip to China. I do want to become a doctor missionary but I also want to become a successful person who lives a comfortable life. Becoming a missionary probably would not bring me a life of luxury but the things I want are totally the opposite. I think my ambitions are too drastically different to achieve both but they are definitely the source of strength. Whenever I am too exhausted to do anything I think about the future and it gives me the will to continue my work. I personally think that my ambitions are very healthy. If I had the choice to change my level of ambition, I would want to raise it since if there are more things to achieve it is more likely to achieve more. I have the feeling that I am ambitious to achieve more and more like the people with power that crave more and more power.
People want to be recognized as an individual, not an exact clone of every other person. Albeit there may be huge similarities between everybody, we all want our own name and our own life. People that have ambition seek the spotlight, but those without it are lazy and lack interest for success and fame. Ambition is quite common in most people, exemplified that students want to attend college. It can be a good trait at times, but too much zeal turns it negative. In America, we learned that we should share with people our accomplishments, and at the same time, compete for #1.
My ambitions are working hard in every possible subject in life. My ambitions do not shape myself in anyway, as I feel that all humans are innately lazy. However, I really have interests in developing a career in the pharmaceutical field. My ambitions are healthy, and they embolden me. I am not overzealous with my goals, nor over-ambitious. I feel that I should raise my ambitions as to offer myself an actual incentive to work harder.
People who don’t crave recognition for their deeds are most admirable because of their genuine desire to do something, not for the sake of attention or glory, but out of sincerity. I believe anonymous donors and other people who don’t seek credit for their actions and feats feel more awarded than those who do. When I look at people who avoid the limelight such as the anonymous British street artist Banksy, I know he’s all about his artwork, not the fame that comes with it. He lets his images speak for themselves, which creates a greater impact. Though, I suppose it wouldn’t be so bad to be stopped on the street for an autograph every once in a while; it’s something of an ego booster. Personally, I’d rather focus on what I need to get done instead of allowing the celebrity aspect to distract from my work.
Career wise, my ambition is, and always has been, to become a (interior) designer. For me, they are a source of strength because I’m constantly trying to better myself and improve my skills in order to reach that goal because after all, without a plan, a dream is just a dream. Ambitions not only push me to work harder, but they also set high (yet reasonable) standards for myself. I don’t believe this aspiration is out of reach; I have faith in my future success in the design industry. I like to believe my ambitions are healthy, as I try to balance both the idealist and the realist in me. It is unnecessary for me to scheme my way to the top through shady, underhanded tactics; I just want to follow my bliss, my passion.
When I was volunteering as a teacher assistant in a weekend Chinese school, I saw a kid wrote a very complicatedly structured Chinese character. While I was really impressed at the kid’s writing ability, he was busy trying to get the teacher to see him write that same character again. The teacher was busy assisting other children, so that kid called teacher’s name again and again, trying as hard as he could to persuade the teacher to see his writing. Annoyed, the teacher finally viewed his paper and complimented his writing ability. The kid smiled and obviously was satisfied.
This observation interested me. The kid obviously was happy himself with the success of writing out that character. However, he did not seem satisfied without the compliment of his teacher. A desire of recognition was obviously present in this case. Why does he need recognition in order to be satisfied? I concluded that people need the approval of others as a reality check on themselves. Sure, I can always think I am the greatest person on this planet, but does that mean I really am? No, in reality, people will tell me that I am not the greatest. So, in order to make sure we do live up to our desired selves, we need approvals from other people. And in order to get approvals, we want others to recognize us in our best forms. Thus, that is why people want reorganizations.
My ambition is to be good at whatever I do. For example, if I play basketball with my friends, I would want to be really good at this sport, even if basketball is not my favorite sport. My ambition really defines my expectation of myself. Sometimes, I am really harsh on myself because I expect too much out of myself. Since no one is perfect, it is impossible for me to be good at everything I do. However, my ambition always takes over my logic, and I always try to be good. I suppose my ambition is healthy in that I would always try hard to improve in every field, but it can also be a burden for me in that I will never be completely satisfied with myself.
Ok, lets imagine that we are attending a charity. One person makes a donation anonymously, while another reveals his/her name. Why? It is enough for a person who wishes to remain anonymous to know that he has done something good for someone alse, and that is all that matters. The person who wants his name to be mentioned not only wants to do something good for others, but be recognized for it as well. It is as if this person is asking for a thank you and/or wants himself to be remembered as someone who did something great. That donation may be something that would get him on the headlines of newspapers, or some elite guest lists. He is a star, without having to act or sing; he just donated money.
I have only one ambition, and its to be happy. I want to become an architectural engineer. I know that if that would be my profession each morning I would come into the office with a smile on my face. The schedule is very flexible, and the money is really good as well. I would like to travel and see the world. I would like to have kids and have a family of my own. Basically, I want all the basic stuff.
My ambition is healthy because it is what drives me to try harder in school and take advantage of the opportunities that come in my way. All the things that are listed above, are the things that I truly want, and I will try my hardest to get them. And if I wouldn't get all, at least I would know that I've tried, instead of sitting there and doing nothing.
are your ambitions healthy? Are they a source of strength? Are you over-ambitious – does your reach exceed your grasp? And if you could choose to change your level of ambition (either by raising or lowering it), would you do so?
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People usually want power because it gives them riches. When you are powerful, as a king, you have riches and you’re well known all around the country. Being powerful, you can have all the riches you want. You could have anything your heart desires. The fame is a factor of the power. When being rich and powerful, it is a benefit to have your name is known. As back then, if you were rich, powerful, and famous, it’s almost as if you’re a god!
People want recognition because they want the credit they believe they deserve. If someone does something that benefits the entire world, he/she would have thoughts of wanting to recognize for what they did. If someone desires to be famous, they probably only want it because they didn’t have it before. If you’re famous, you’re famous. If you’re someone who isn’t famous, you might be some of the people who would like to be famous. Just as some people would want to be known for what they did or who they are, some people do not. As many reasons could pop up in the human mind why they don’t, there is the thought that it isn’t necessary to be famed for your deeds. People don’t want that recognition for the goodwill they did. Just as if I was to do a good deed, I probably wouldn’t want to be famed for it. As seeing the issues celebrities have, that is one thing that would probably be a bad side affect that makes me dislike the spotlight, just as those others. What separates the group from spotlight-lovers; to spotlight-haters is the lifestyle. People, who love the ordinary middle class lifestyle, would probably dislike the fame, although they like the power. The others that hate the lifestyle receive power, but want the fame because they feel it is some credit they should receive since they made a big accomplishment and it’s needed to be known by the world. It is better not to request for recognition when you are doing something from goodwill. If you truly mean it from the heart, the favor does not need to be prized. Just as heroes do their deeds from good morals. Not all heroes request something back.
My ambitions would to fulfill my dreams and desires. I want to be able to achieve what I want, even if it is a temporary longing. As aspirations change, my ambitions would to make those aspirations easier to achieve. My ambitions shape how I am because it makes me have an endless need to push on. It makes my expectations high as it keeps me wanting.
Being a major car freak that interests me, my world revolves around engineering. Although I suck at going through the process of learning physics and numbers, I would like to become an automotive engineer. Honestly, on the track, when being interested in automotives, it’s like having your own personal rollercoaster.
My ambitions treat me well. They never fade away since it’s my strength as my ambitions are to achieve aspirations and turning dreams into reality. Being over-ambitious is not a term that I can comprehend. I just don’t understand why having big dreams are a bad thing. If you try hard enough, it is possible! So therefore my reach exceeds my grasp. The point of trying to reach is more important then the grasp itself. Being over-ambitious to me is not bad, and although I feel that I am in that state, I would still not want to change my level on ambition.
To me, people who want recognitions are just some losers who want to be accepted.
Once you know you are better than others, you don’t step up the stage and interrupt anyone or do anything stupid in front of the class. Instead, you stay in ordinary and when the time is right, you do whatever you have to do in front of the class. That is just how I feel other people should do. People who want recognition sometimes are annoying. They do not care how other people feel. They just speak in the middle of class, ignoring how other people feel. We can not denounce them. Maybe that is just their natures. People are born with different personality. They stand up while other people sit. They want to be the only one. They want to be different than others. They compete with others in becoming better. There are also some other people who want anonymity instead. I would choose anonymity rather than recognition. It is just a smarter choice. When you are the best of the class, people occasionally get jealous and in return, more rumors are spoken and less friends you are going tohave. People who want recognitions and people who want anonymities are like two different kinds of species. One is like a tiger. It hunts other animals all the time. And the other kind is like a snake. It does not attack when the beast is sighted. It waits and ponders at the food. When the moment is right, it attacks and wins. People who like recognitions are shooting targets waiting for the shooters to make their moves. They are just easy targets. Martin Luther King, Jr. died because he was the spotlight among the protesting group and President Lincoln died because he was the spotlight of the people who protested the majority. They all died, but have you heard of any people who rather choose to stay in anonymity died? No, but maybe no one knows about the death of anonymous people because no one knows about them.
My ambition is small and it isn’t as great as other people. My ambition is like other normal kids, studying hard and getting good grades. Once you have a goal, you would try to reach for it. Some people accomplish in a fair way but some people would do anything in order to accomplish it. For me, my goal is to get into a good college. In order to turn the dream into a goal, you have to set guidelines for yourself or else without any steps, you could not reach it and get nothing, but losing times.
My ambitions are healthy. They have not changed their courses. They would stay on the righteous paths and they are not easily persuaded. I consider ambition as a source of strength. Once you have a goal or ambition, you already found the basic step of success. And then only thing left is how you are going to grasp it before anyone does. I do not think I am over-ambitious. I don’t have a crazy goal, like going up to moon, traveling around the world, or being a hero like superman. My goal is under radar of impossible. It is simple and easy to grasp if I study hard and capture any opportunity that is given. It is easy to come from a mouth, but if you think about it, it is not easy since they are so many distractions that could hint you to wrong paths. If I could choose to change my level of ambition, I think I would raise it. The higher level always comes with a better prize, but also hard to reach. It all depends on my position and the will of doing it. If you knew that you wouldn’t be able to achieve it, what was the point of doing so at the first place? To me, it is just a waste of time. By chasing that impossible dream, you don’t people save some times and go after something that it is achievable in your own abilities. But, dreams and goals sometimes are better than nothing. They help you to become more “human” than those people wandering on the streets doing nothing but smoking and getting high.
Power is attractive. We adore everything about power; the person, its symbols, and its effects on others. Moreover, we want to be like those who with power. We want the recognition even though we know in the back of our heads that there are not-so-glorious side effects from this recognition. Animals have the instinct to follow its pack-leader, the stronger one of a bunch, and human tend to do that naturally as well. It is said, “When you are at the peak, there is no other ways but going down. “. In other words, the peak is the most powerful and yet the most vulnerable place to be. The recognition of power is the ultimate desire of yours, and so is everybody else’s’.
Ambition, somehow it reminds me of girl’s conversation about guys. I can’t say for all the girls out there but I do think ambitious is one quality that most of us look for. Anyways, my point is that it’s good to have ambitions for ourselves. My ambition is to live a comfortable life, which implies a bit of hard work and many wise choices. My ambition is controlling my directions in life because there are certain roads that just don’t lead anyone to comfortable lives and I try to stay away from them. My ambition shapes me at the point when I decided to head on this direction and hopefully take me to my resolution as well. I think I’m pretty healthy about my future, right now at this point of life it is just let it flow because I don’t really have much control of my surroundings. However, I would probably raise my ambition if I had to.
I think all of want to achieve some power in our lives weather it be becoming the next president or just landing a job in a company that will be able to support your needs whatever they might be. All of our ambitions are different and some of us strive to be popular and others strive just to get by. I mean none of us want to live our lives taking orders from people and working for minimum wage at a dead end job. We don’t strive for that we strive for the best that we can be and it is that drive that will determine if we will be president or if we will work at McDonalds for the rest or our life. I personally don’t want to become the next president but it would be nice to have some power and my plan as of right now would be to start my own construction company and be my own boss. As for respect I thing all of us want to be respected by other people. It is always nice when somebody looks up to you or is grateful for what you do. I know I respect those who fight for our country and I respect those who have fallen and I also have a lot of respect for those who fight here at home weather it be a police man, fire fighter or even somebody who helps the homeless. They are all doing something for the greater good and I think those are the just some of the people the deserve respect. I also believe that we respect people that we someday wish to become because we look at what they have accomplished and wish that someday we can accomplish that and maybe even more. The thing I don’t understand is why people are crazy over celebrities. They are humans just like you and I yet people seem to think that they are the greatest thing on earth. I think people see who they are on film and translate that into the person they really are when in reality they a totally different person on screen. Personally I would rather talk to somebody one on one and shake their hand and get to know them a little bit rather than stair at pictures of them or wait in line for them to sign a piece of paper. Ok back on track. Just like I stated earlier my ambitions are to be the best that I can be. I hope to start my own company and be able to provide for my family with a little extra spending cash on the side. I would say that my ambitions are healthy because I want to do something productive with my life and I want to start a family and live life to the fullest. I also think they are a source of strength because my ambitions are what push me to get things done and move forward in life. I would not say my ambitions are out of reach although I know I will have to work hard for them I know that I can accomplish then with hard work and dedication. I think your ambition to be what you want to be sets the path for who you are going to be and what you will become as you grow older and leave your mark on earth.
Over the past few years, my ambitions have always been changing along with my maturity. As of now, my ambitions do not differ from any other high school senior; that is that my goals and ambitions are to simply get into a good collage and earn a good job in the future. Of course, when you set your own ambitions, you are shaping yourself in a way that you are expecting your ambitions to come true. As for me, I am not too self conscious and do not think much of how other people might try to analyze my mental structure but yet I do feel that my ambitions do help shape my goals and my road to my goal.
Upon given the power to control the direction in which my life will head towards, I would prefer that I will have a happy and luxurious life. This would be an obvious answer that any person would give, I know, but simply having the power to control your life means nothing if you do not use that power! No one wishes he/she will end up on the streets as a broke drunkard but they do anyways because they lack the ambitions to set forth their plans from the future! As for me taking independent action, I cannot say with full confidence that I am ready to take on such a responsibility since my parents have been governing my life up till now but I can say that I am willing to keep a open mind and try to adapt as best as I can. This turning point in life is hard and harsh for anyone this age but I believe that with some confidence and the right ambitions, anyone can have the will to overcome this trial.
When judging someone or something, your opinion will be super biased, obviously, so I cannot really just claim my ambitions are healthy or not. My opinion on this matter though is that my ambitions are “healthy” in the conventional sense because it is nothing malicious like trying to take over the world or anything. Attempting such an event will be way too tiresome I and hate tiresome work. Being the pessimistic person that I am, I tend to look at values at their lowest price, meaning that I always expect the worst out of a possible situation. If I set my ambitions too high and fail, I will be hurt lots more since I built myself up so high; therefore I only expect what a situation might produce minimally. This prevents the wind from knocking you over and the best part is that the outcome is almost always higher than what you expected.
Human beings all live in this world for a reason, a reason that many don't understand. The reason often times is satisfaction. But how should and how can they satisfy themselves? Through what? I would say through recognition for insecure people, and through providing goodness for others without recognition for those who are confident and unselfish. In my opinion, people who believe in themselves and have confidence will stay unknown and do whatever their purposes are without recognition or praise. On the contrary, those who have no confidence in themselves will always want to be the center of attention because they need others' recognition to ensure that they are "good;" they need to hear the praise for whatever they have done to prove their power, their strength, and their "goodness." They are insecure. Speaking in a different aspect, "doing" something for recognition is considered selfish since people's first intention is not supporting the society but satisfying their own desire. As the result, I considered doing something good without recognition or praise is much greater than doing the same thing in front of the others.
I have many goals for living in this world. However, the final ambition is "happiness." I believe that every entity, just like me, considers his or her happiness the final destination. Through different paths, people utilize diverse tools and techniques to shape their lives as sculptures, starting with sharp edges and turning into a smooth and rounded entity. At the end, the entity will become one, if not perfect, who deserves a smile face for what he or she has done to improve his or her life and to reach that happiness. Same as others, my ambition, "happiness," will shape my expectations for myself to be higher and higher in order to reach that happiness. However, in many ways, that happiness comes from others'.
I have a dream, a big one, which is to help as many people as I can from the corners of this world. I believe they are waiting for any kinds of help they can get and they deserve it. For me, I deserve the happiness on their faces when they receive the support that I can provide them. However, with this dream in mind, I need to accomplish the little one first in order to have the ability to achieve the big one. That is, I have to be able to support myself first so that I will have the surplus and strength to improve others' lives. As the result, I want to be a graphic designer and a computer programmer who can combine the two and power it to create something unique. Taking the responsibility for the direction, I have already started learning graphic design and computer programming in depth so that in college, I have more time to study what have left for those two majors. After pursing the little goal, I'll start taking my big dream into consideration and accepting it as my personal responsibility.
My ambitions are healthy. And they are, definitely, my source of strength. However, I am not over ambitious. I believe and have confidence in myself that my ambition, "happiness," can reach by me.
It is human nature that people want recognition. People’s lifestyle in their early years affects the outcome. For example, celebrities always want more fame because they had a taste of it when they were young. Also, people that are use to peace and quiet want to keep it that way so they don’t want any spotlight.
Like everybody, my ambition is to be successful. I choose to work hard for what I want than being handed to me. My ambitions definitely shapes my expectations. If it doesn’t, I would have no goals in life.
I decided to join the Marine after highschool because I wanted to challenge myself; to see if I am able to do the things many people think is impossible. Even though I know the task is really tough, I will not give up. To me, my ambition is healthy. They are a source of strength because I strive to be better with it. I would not choose to change my level of ambition because I feel it is perfect.
I think that many people like recognition because living in a nation with over 300 million people, at one point, someone likes being recognized. I don't think there is anything wrong with that unless it gets overboard. Overboard to the point where they think they are better than everybody else. Pride can be shown as a flaw in Beowulf. Then there are some people that like to stay anonymous and stay away from the spotlight for the things they do. These kinds of people can be seen as shy or just do the things they do for the love of it and nothing can satisfy them but achieving the goals they enjoy. I can see someone like you, Mr. Feraco, who teaches because the joy and satisfaction it brings to you inside to teach us what it is we are to expect in college and the future. You would still teach us if it was for free, right?
I believe everybody needs ambition in them to reach their goals. How are you going to set goals and reach them without desire? I myself tend to minimize my ambitions being low self-esteemed guy, and can lose concentration of my goals. I almost make them feel out of reach at times. It is a habit I've been trying to improve on because having ambition inside of me will only push me and give me the confidence I need to reach my desires in life. There are plenty of things I want to do later in life such as: making the best out of PCC, attend UCSB, get my associates degree, and achieve my life long dream of being a firefighter. Yet, reaching all these dreams start with ambition.
People may want recognition for many reasons. Some says that they become more motivated to do better job on whatever they are doing. Others just want the recognition because it just feels nice for someone to notice the good deed or work they are doing. Some people would rather stay in anonymity because they do not care if someone recognizes their work. They would do the same work, in terms of quantity and quality, even if someone recognizes their good deeds. The people who crave the spotlight may just be arrogant, or actually gain confidence and the urge to do better job. These kind of people probably does better job with recognition and praise than without.
My current ambition in life is to be successful, find a stable life, and basically to live pleasantly. Yes, my ambitions shape my expectations for myself. This is actually the main source of my school works, efforts, etc. This sets pretty high expectations for me, which can be good at times, but also bad at other times. For example, if I cannot and do not meet this expectation for myself, it brings me down a lot at times. But it also helps me stay on track. It also shapes my opinion of myself.
“There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.” HAH! Now doesn’t this explain millions of people in today’s society? Everyone wants to be recognized. There are the fair few who go without being noticed. And they prefer to keep to themselves and mind their own business. But most of us enjoy a spot in the limelight at least once in our lifetime. We spend our days trying to do something that in time people will recognize and praise us for. To be recognized, gives us happiness. We enjoy it when people know who we are and worship the ground we walk on. Even though that can sometimes go a little too far.
Ambition-an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment. I want to go to college and pursue both acting and photography. Maybe even try teaching as well. I’m not exactly sure of my ambitions. I currently just have a lot of goals. Get good grades, get ready for college, stop getting into trouble, stay away from boys, etc. My goals begin to get more personal starting with that last one. My ambitions definitely shape my expectations for myself. I do not set my ambitions or goals too high because I want to make sure they are attainable for myself. If I can’t achieve them, then what is the point of even setting them? My next step is college. Most likely at Valparaiso. I am really excited to go out on my own and take control of my own life. I just need to make some money first. I think my ambitions are helthy for who I am. They don’t exceed my grasp because I do not set goals I cannot reach. I wouldn’t change my level of ambition because if I lower it, I know I will only reach for that level, however if I make it higher, I won’t be able to reach it.
"I told you I wanted to be an anchor!"
"I thought it was a joke! I even wrote it down in my diary! Veronica had a very funny joke today! I laughed at it later that night!"
Most people would prefer to have their name known as opposed to living in the shadows of life. Ambition is a double-edged sword: one the one side it leads to progress and accomplishment; on the other, well, ask Ron what the other side did. SABOTAGE! I agree, however, that ambition is more of a positive characteristic in a person. It means the individual won't settle and accept mediocrity. It means the Dodgers won't put up with finishing fourth in their division. It means a driven student won't accept a C without putting effort into raising his/her (there needs to be a unisexual term for this) grade.
Most of us strive to better ourselves everyday. We try new things in an attempt to become more versatile. My goals in life are to become the assistant regional manager for a mid-size paper company. And to successful/influential. Who wants to be an average joe? Although I am quiet in this particular class, I have a screaming ambition, one that is demanding me to "be more than I can be" I have huge expectations of myself before I leave this world, and as I haven't accomplished anything significant insofar, my opinion of myself can only get better. Should be ambition perish, my drive to excel vanish, I would be a pitiful sight indeed.
I would say I'm a fairly ambitious person. I'm determined to get something done and better myself then I'd do whatever it is to help me achieve that. Sometimes, I admit, I take whatever comes and don't progress forward when I need to. Yet because I know that I have this problem it, in a way, makes me even moreso ambitious. I won't let people drag me down, and when they do I get frustrated. If something is hindering me from reaching something I would like to see accomplished, I quickly try to put it aside so that i can follow whatever it is. Of course as i said earlier, there are times when I'm at a standstill. Hey, I've got to take a break sometime!
There are ambitions that have stuck with me for my whole life and there are those that have just recently come upon me and sort of pounced. There are also those ambitions that come and go when a given situation is present and those that have the tendency to become more of a main concern of mine as I get older or ones that were more important when I was younger. My whole life, my ambition was to get into a good college with activities, clubs, and organizations I would enjoy. I've also know that I've always wanted to do something on the creative side. Of course when I was in kindergarden, on our career project I put that when I got older I wanted to become a princess but keep in mind, I was young girl who could never get her head out of the clouds unless it was done with force. Crafts, art, creativity, imagination and also people have all come together to create one huge current to push me. Careerwise, I want to do something with people that involved my abstract mind.
My other ambitions are simple, but one in particular is something I want to achieve above all of the others. My ambition to become better, a better friend, a better sister, a better daughter, and a better person in general. This is strive for more than anything else. If I seek this out, I'm convinced that overall I will be more secure with myself and have a higher chance of being rewarded with what I desire.
Some people just need to be recognized. They either like to be praised or they just need to be in the spotlight as often as they can. Other people might be shy and don't like that much attention or are just humble about what they do. Tiger Woods is an example of both these things. He is a great golfer and is praised and recognized for his outstanding performances and achievements. But it doesn't seem like he needs all the attention he gets, he seems to have a humble attitude even though he has plenty to brag about. Paris Hilton is someone on the other hand who need to be recognized and for doing what really? Unlike Tiger she has nothing to brag about really. But as long as shes getting attention shes happy.
Its good to have ambitions, you always want to reach for something. Your ambitions are going to be changing throughout your life also. You don't have the same ambitions now that you did when you were five, or you still might. Your persons ambitions can change your expectations of yourself. If your amitions are high it might make you work harder in order to reach them. Determining if your ambitions are healthy depends on what your trying to achieve. If your want to be a pro athlete your might work harder then if your just trying to get a job at the mall.
People want to be the center of attention because they want to know someone recognizes them. They want to be assured that someone actually thinks or cares about them. Some would rather stay in anonymity because they don’t need to be assured that someone recognizes or cares about them. They already know, and don’t really care if they’re not in the spotlight. It’s greater to do something good without recognition or praise, rather than do something with it. You should do nice things to people because it’s the right thing to do and it’s coming from your heart. You should do it for yourself. You shouldn’t do something great because you know someone is going to recognize or praise you for it.
My ambitions in life are to have a loving family that I can support. Ambitions shape your opinion because if you fall short of anything you expected to do, you feel as you have failed. I want to be a business man, engineer, or firefighter because it’s something I know I would have fun doing. My ambitions are healthy because I know I would be helping people out and I would be doing something I would love to do. It’s a source of strength because it keeps me motivated in pursuing my goals. I stride for it in order to achieve it.
People want recognition for the satisfaction of being better then another, the amount of respect and authority. The feeling that one gets knowing he/she is better than another person. A lot of people are discouraged by how others only see them for their flaws. Once recognition is given to an individual a sense of pride and lets a person finally stand tall. For example when someone practice tennis and make it on the team the parent will be happy but not satisfied because he/she is number one at the school. Once a person has reached a point where they have recognition they feel a special way and other see more highly of them.
My ambition is just to not worry about money and the cost of living. I would like to get a job that will give me as much work time as recreation time. Work and play constantly meeting new people and doing new things. I know getting to this position will be no easy task but it is defiantly something I am striving for. To be able to live in a house of my own have a family and be able to take care of them while showing them the wonders of the world on my travels for work. I will strive to reach this goal.
My ambitions are at a stable health it could be better it could be worst. The sources are getting strong with the people I meet. I surrounded by successful people and people with high hopes and goal and reaching them. I can look at how hard one has to work to go from where I am to successful. At the time being it seems like my ambition is out of reach but I have my family and friends that push me to do my best. Having good people behind I am bound to do good or even great things for people and myself. I believe my ambitions will only go up seeing people become successful makes me strive to do my best and become the best I can be.
Power can come from many ways. I believe power can be defined as an incentive for people to live for and a helping hand to our society. Power is an incentive because without it, there would almost be nothing for people to desire for or go after for. For instance, during the Great Depression, America was not its only victim. Germany, a World War I loser, was also affected by such atrocity. Inflation and unemployment rate was extremely high. It caused billions of lives to starve and millions to die. People lost their trust in their defeated government. As more and more depressing moments lash on their lives, their need for instant and stable power is inevitable. Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party answered their call and reinstated Germany as a world power. Under his leadership, the Germans shifted from sand to gold. However, when they became overconfident and arrogant, they suffer greatly from their aggressiveness to start the Second World War. I guess it’s a karmic result of what they did before in the holocaust and many others that violated the lives of other ethnic group. Yet, power also serves as a helping hand to our society by creating entrepreneurs and lobbyists to move our government forward: economically and politically. Entrepreneurs gain power to create new jobs and goods for us to enjoy. Lobbyists persuade politicians to pass legislatures that work in our favor. In a system like this, we surely will have better lives as a whole. Therefore, there are both drawbacks and benefits to power.
As for recognitions, people who stay in anonymity are those who lack both confidence and the commitments to take responsibilities. For example, during a class lecture, the teacher often asks questions that sometime requires outside readings and the class goes silent. Why? I do not believe that there is no one in the class is the clueless about the topic. Surely, those people who have the answer does not want to share it because they may or may not have the full information and if they do have the full information, the teacher usually wants them to elaborate it more. Those who know the answer might not want take the responsibilities if what they say will lead to further questioning. In addition, sometimes, when giving us unintentional false information, may cause confusion because other kids in the class might argue that this person was the one who should be responsible for giving them such information. However, those who crave for spotlights are those who not only want pride in themselves but also can handle the responsibilities. For instance, in Coach Carter, the Richmond basketball team truly showed America and the world that nothing is impossible and that even the poorest district in America can gain recognition academically. When the team lost 21 of the 25 games in their previous season, alumni, Ken Carter, went back to Richmond to demonstrate what school and sport was really about. Coach Carter constantly reminds his players three words, discipline, hard-work, and dedication. From slackers and gangsters from the streets, Carter changed their lives dramatically and reinstated a sense of personal pride. After following Carter’s doctrine, the players went to the State Championship and competed for the grand crown title. However, not all stories will have a Cinderella ending as they lost the game by a basket. Yet, their accomplishments are recognized by not only Hollywood filmmakers but also the general public. Their recognition demonstrated that changes within our lives are sometime necessary acts to make it better. In other words, they wanted to say, “We did it! And you can do it too.”
Hollywood, the playground and epitome of fame and recognition, we mirror society in general with Hollywood’s battlefield and reach to prominence. To many members of society, glory can only shed the light to a sense of self worth and accomplishment while others can be content with their achievements without any propaganda, as they can share their own joy. There really isn’t a major difference between receiving acknowledgement by others, as fame only remains brief or locked away in records. One can be exalted for their achievements for mere minutes, hours, or even seconds, but they will all eventually be shelved and discarded as the past and people moving on with the future. Though you may argue what about the great people that we all know such as Washington or Einstein, it is true that they are figures highly praised daily, but does everyone recognize and appreciate them every single day and second of their life? The answer is no, and without that quixotic view, the only thing that lies is a sense of brevity and minute reminiscent for appreciation. Self accomplishment can be matched with glory in that because it is your personal experience, it is with you forever, yet you probably do not flash and become haughty with your achievements every single day. From time to time you recall what you’ve done and marvel and then move on.
I choose who I am, and my future is chosen based on my decisions whether it bring me light or darkness. My philosophy for my ambitions are quite simple, It’s the good old Carpe Diem. I’d like to view life as just a long rollercoaster, sometimes it gets stuck and sometimes it just flows on by smoothly, full of joy and screams, thrills. People often hope that their rollercoaster is always at its highest speed and free from technical difficulties, those are the people who cannot deal with being stuck; they always need everything to go according to their preset mindset. This is an healthy way of thinking, in that when you expect too much and you don’t receive it, dreams come crashing down. But when one comes across a fortunate event, it’s only all the better in that it hits you and you never thought it would. Certainly I would aim for some goals, but with a reasonable magnitude; I know I have my boundaries which if my mind thinks it can cross, I’ll trip and fall. When you fall, it's often hard to get back up.
I think it's natural for people to want to be acknowledged at some point for their personal accomplishments. It validates our existence for others to recognize our good deeds and hard work. People, in general, need to feel that who they are and what they're doing is important to someone and that we have managed to make a difference somehow regardless of how big or small the feat. However, being praised shouldn’t constitute on whether or not one should work hard to help others. I believe that everything comes in moderation, meaning that not every good deed should be acknowledged. The only "genuine" acts of kindness are those you do without expecting gratitude, and without expecting anyone else to see. For instance, does it make you feel any better if people see you put change in a donation jar at the grocery store?
As far as ambitions go, I want to continue enriching my education so that I can catapult myself on my mission towards actualizing my future goals. Career-wise, I don’t really know what I want to do but I believe that pursuing an education will help me find what I’m looking for. I recognize that it is ultimately up to me to ensure my own growth. My ambitions have shaped my expectations on how hard I work in and outside of school. I believe that my ambitions are realistic because I am not overly idealistic with my goals. I know I’m not going to become the President of the United States or a theoretical physicist like Albert Einstein but I hope my ambitions will lead me to a place of content. Right now, I want to take it one step at a time.
Many people want to be seen as powerful because their desires of control lead them to feel that way. They hope others can recognize them in the public. I don’t think the reason is just simply about arrogance, for example: some are excellent at something so people see them as role models, and people admire their skills. However, some want that recognition even they are not good enough in that position. Therefore, gaining recognition is not easy, people have to achieve some remarkable success in some areas. On the other hand, some choose to stay in anonymity because they do not want attentions and criticisms, and living a peaceful life is all they need. They don’t aim at fame and gain. They emphasize the importance of doing something without praise. We can try our best on something without others’ interferences, because sometimes nice compliments make us confused.
There are two types of ambition: positive and negative. The correct ambition can motivate people to work more efficiently, because the aspiration is the greatest thing push people to be successful by themselves. I think my ambition shape me as the person I am now; however, it is not exact same as my expectation. The lack of discipline makes my ambition become weak. Therefore, I have to have the determination to overcome all the obstacles to success. On the other hand maybe I made my goal too high or unrealistic, so I stopped with satisfaction in the middle. I don’t want to talk about negative ambition, because I am contemptuous of that and that ambition drive people to do evil things.
People need to pursue goals once they set them or nothing will be accomplished. Although my parents have set my future career, I need to use my own strength to achieve it. I would be a lost child if my parents don’t help me with my choice of career. If I can control the direction of my life, I want to be a detective because I like to investigate (like FBI) and face the challenge of danger. My dream of becoming a detective is not realistic for my parents, so they reject it. Therefore, I am pursuing the career they advised me to do. My ambitions are healthy. However, I have to raise them in order to accomplish my goals successfully.
When it comes to getting recognition some people just want it for the spotlight and somejust want it to be recognized for something great that they did. Even though you might not think so, there is a difference between the two. The people that just want the attention, i suppose you can say they just need attention in their lives because maybe they never got it as a child, or maybe they just want to be famous. The people that do great things usually like to remain anonymous but those are the people that you want to give the attention to because they are doing something great all by themselves without anyone telling them to do it, and even when you find out that they did it and you try to give them attention they still try to deny it so that they don't get the wrong kind of attention that they dont want.
My ambitions have changed a lot as I've grown older and much more "wiser". When i was younger i didnt really have any ambitions. I just kind of had a plan set out for my by my parents. I was to go to school and become something in life and then maybe someday get married and have some kids. Well i suppose you can say that i decided to change that in a few ways. I still want to go to school and i still want to do something in my life, but growing up in a big family you still sometimes feel very alone like there is no one there for you to talk to or to give you advice. I really didnt want to go through everything alone especially since you arent allowed to have that "certain someone" or "significant other" in your life ever unless you are engaged. Well i guess you can say now i know im not going to be alone. I chose to get engaged and get married first and then i can go to school while im married. Some people say that it's really hard and that will never work out, but those people that say those things didnt really want it in the first place. I want to go to school really nad and im going to i just kind of did things a little bit backwards.
I believe that those who crave recognition, are the people that will most likely to become successful because they stand out of the rest of the people. They appear unique, they have unique qualities, and have determination to try to be recognized. But their mindset to either crave recognition or fear it, comes from their personality. Its a pretty am or isn't thing, there is no in between. Most of the time, people crave it because being recognized gives them more power, and they can gain anything with power such as money. I personally am shy of recognition, but sometimes I would like to get recognition, for the most part I try to avoid it, thats a bittersweet thing for me.
I am not really as ambitious anymore. It started going downhill when I got a D in mandarin, a class which I needed, to get in to an UC, so just because of one class, I cannot apply to any UCs, even though I gotten a 2100 on the SATs. Before it went downhill I wanted to do something in the technology field. When I found out that I couldn't apply to UCs, I thought of the military, the air force specifically, because they have many state of the art technology I can mess around with. But now, I am currently undecided, thus not much ambition.
If a tree falls in the forest where there is no one around to hear the fall, did the tree actually fall? If we did something that’s praise worthy and eminent, should we keep it to ourselves or let the world know of our achievement? I for one do not choose anonymity. Ambition and power is the fuel behind our hard work and dedication. Without these things, a person would simply live life without any goals or destination. Like Tiresias for example, he’s a blind prophet who could not accomplish anything in life rather than telling others what will happen to them in the future. He was no ambition or desire for power; he’s just a blind man who is lead by a boy. But for Creon, he does have the ambition to lead a better life. For him that doesn’t necessarily mean to be in a position of great responsibility and power. Why do all the work when someone else can do it for you? Especially if that someone is your sister’s husband/son…ehhh. And all comes down to this; we want power and recognition because we want to feel better about ourselves. It’s neither arrogance nor something deeper, it is our basic human instinct to make ourselves feel better.
My ambition and my dream is to become successful and powerful. Yes it is generic but it is what I truly want in life. And these ambitions has driven me to do some great things that I am proud of. Sophomore year of high school is when I first thought about what I am going to do with my life. That’s when I decided to become a successful and powerful figure somewhere in history. And this dream has driven me to improve my personal believes and study habits dramatically. If I had a choice, I’d become a very successful business man with tons of money in prominent investment deals. Then I would join the air force because it was my dream to serve the country that made me who I will be in the future and to fly an airplane. And I think that my ambitions are perfectly healthy. They are the source of my strength, that extra boost in my moments of weakness. My ambition made me who I am today and it will shape how I will be in the future.
Ambition to me is more like a dream that guides one’s life. When I was young, I had all kind of ambition about finishing all the math class in senior year or getting in to a prestigious college. But as I grew older, I realized those ambitions maybe too far to reach so I narrowed them. I know I can do better, but most of the time my laziness overcome all those ambition I had. My ambition usually does not tell me about who I am, but more about who I want to be.
All I want to do now is just work harder to make things more stable for me to achieve my future goal of becoming a politician or retire early. Most of the time I understand the importance of decision making, but I also value my parent and sister’s opinion on certain issue. Unless I truly understand what I am doing to the point I do not need other people advice, I will always refer to my family or my girlfriend for guidance. Although we value the importance of the self in this society, we should also respect the opinion of other and respect it.
My ambition is healthy because I usually do not hurt other people when I try to achieve something for myself. Unless I really dislike the person, otherwise I will consider about other’s feeling before I think about my need. If I can change the level of ambition, I wish my ambition is higher. With higher ambition I can hopefully overcome the laziness and actually achieve something for myself.
Ever since my first visit to Las Vegas in the third grade, I have been wanting
to become a hotel manager. It is not something my parents brainwashed me
into, but something that I believe suits my personality and my likes. A
hotel manager provides not only physical hospitality, but provides a great
customer service through interactions. I want to make a person feel that
they received a great service not only with the quality of the rooms, but
with the employees as well. In order to achieve my dreams, I have started
working in the retail and food business. I am also planning to attend University
of Las Vegas.
My ambitions help me feel better when I am down. I have something to work
for and hopefully in the end, I will achieve it. In order to become a hotel
manager at an elite hotel, I know I must receive an outstanding education
and have great work experience. Having a dream and being ambitious helps
me to stay focused. My ambitions are healthy because I am constantly pushing
myself harder and challenging myself.
However, not all ambitions are healthy. A person that is over- ambitious
might be blinded by their dreams. Although it is a great quality that a
person can have, being over ambitious drives people to do anything necessary
to reach their dreams. Often times these people lose their friends and family.
In the end, they realize that their reaching their dreams are empty if
they have no one to share it with.
I think it is great to be ambitious and have dreams. My mom always tells
me to "dream big." However, I think we must never forget where we come from
and always look at our surroundings to see if we are losing our loved ones
or hurting anyone by being over ambitious.
Power is the ability to protect what you hold dear. Thats my reason for any persuit of power I will ever strive to obtain. However power is a double edged sword, in the right hands its secruity. When abused power is destruction. It can be used to manipulate, corrupt, drive even the the most noble insane with thoughts of greed. Power is never safe in the minds of the weak. As to why we wall want it. Well we'd all rather be kings and queens that a slave. The more power we get the more of our lives we'd like to believe we control. In addition I guess theres some aspect of this world that we all wish we could change. Small or big, if we only had the power to change it wouldnt we all? Some people will flaunt it, some conceal it. It's easy to understand why some people flaunt it, fame, recognition, respect whatever makes them feel as close to a god as they can possibly be. But why conceal it? Perhaps to preserve it, you can't steal what you can't see. "Show weakness, to hide your strength".
I've been trying to figure out what my ambitions were since around 5th grade. I always wanted more than what was being offered to me. School, a career, a house, a car, a love, thats all fine and I'm sure I'd be happy. But to me it feels a bit scripted. The last thing I wan't is to live an ordinary life, a family started and left behind, a book full of pictures and a head full of memories. But what about a heart fullfilled? Now that is something a but harder to achieve, its impossible to live without regret in atleast a few aspects of your life. Guess if you really boil it down I value happiness above anything else. What makes me happy is an entirely different post. So that and maybe a legacy, a mark left on this soil that no war or new borders could ever erase from time. Thats exactly what I aim for, to me it beats being rich.
People want and desire the recognition of being successful and powerful because it raises them up above others. Power makes you feel unique and special, lets you feel less limited and bound down by the actions and beliefs of others. Power makes you independent- you don't have to rely on other people to make it big, you can do off your own strength and ability. People who want the spotlight tend to need the assurance of others to promote their own image and self-value. Those who stand out of the limelight are truly independent- they can be satisfied in their work without being patted on the back all the time
It is my ambition to go on in life and be decently successful. I don't know exactly what I want to do for a job or for an end-all career, but I do know one thing for certain. It is my ambition to be well off enough that I can support myself and a family down the line. I want to, in the distant future, be able to have kids and be there for them like my parents have been there for me throughout my life. I don't want to be a father and have my children wanting for anything- I want to be successful to enable the dream of that.
For many people, recognition is a sign of approvement and raises their self-esteem, which encourages them to work harder towards their goals. Although it acts as their driving force, respect usually twists into fear when abused. On the other hand, some people would rather stay in anonymity because for them, their success does not have to be accepted by others, rather, by themselves. As long as they are satisfied with their effort, other’s opinions can be disregarded. Honestly, it is perfectly fine to crave for attention; everyone wants acknowledgment in a way. It is how they carry out their recognition that separates the two. Some accept credits humbly (which is the best way) while others boast about them and become narcissists. Of course, staying anonymous can also be unhealthy. One may remain nameless because he or she is unable to open him or herself to others or simply want to keep all the “goods” to him or herself.
Am I ambitious? Most likely I am. I know my weaknesses and abilities; therefore, I try to do focus on things that I can do best and preferably that I like. However, I do dream big, and I do plan on achieving somewhere along the way. My ambitions do not shape my expectations; instead, it’s the opposite. I’ll always think for the worst and the best, hence, I’ll always have two doors ready to be opened. I’m one of those that always just say “life goes on!”
I have very contradictory dreams, to be more than I can be (be great, famous, etc) and to live a fulfilling and “ordinary” life. My wild ambition: to achieve them both! I have no idea how but someday, just someday. Even though its wild, but my objective is still relatively healthy, I am sure I’m not the only one who wants both.
This reminds me of the difference between Oscar and me. Oscar is really shy and quiet that he never wants to be the center of the group; but I like to be the spotlight and get everyone's attention (that's why i join show choir). I think our opinions of recognition separates us. While i think attention makes me feel i am 'really exist', Oscar has a simpler thought and he doesn't need any attention at all. In my opinion, i certainly wants people recognize and praise me, but i would rather choose not to be recognized than purposely do things well in front of others. If you do something well in public, some of them will just simply think you are fake since you don't do such things before, so i think it's worse to do something well in front of others - just be natural and they will notice.
When I was freshman, i set up a high goal that I have to take at least 5 AP Classes in my high school life. Although I don't succeed (and i'm glad I didn't make it), the goal shapes my expectations and gives me pressure to work harder. When I have my entire control of life, I want to do several jobs and test my potential. I want to work jobs about backstage theater arts and music production to learn how to make a good drama or disc. Moreover, my current ambitions are healthy (not the APs) but they are not the source of strength. I haven't found any strong strengths to push me toward my goal, but I know i will find it someday.
Everyone has their own reason of wanting to be recognized whether it is by anonymity, or to just simply be known for an accomplishment. It’s hard to be recognized for something when you want to keep it anonymous, but for those who want to, they are the ones who achieve and do great things for the sake of others. Those who crave for spotlight, then all they want is recognition for themselves, all for selfish gains. What separates the two is selfishness and selflessness. In the end, it depends on what your doing it for. I think that it would be better when people do it anonymously. Your ambitions are for yourself and not for others to recognize.
My ambition is simply being able to become a leader and leave behind a legacy. My ambition of becoming this person drives me to become better, shape myself into that ideal leader. To leave behind a legacy, I would like to leave behind something great that others might ideally follow. My ambitions are my source of strength. Chasing this dream helps me become an ideal person for others, as well as myself. I am not sure if my dreams would exceed my grasp, but I believe that its something that might be obtainable. If I had to, I would raise my level of expectation to try to become better and maybe surpass my own personal goals.
It takes an individual who is very secure with themselves to not strive for the limelight. Most people, including myself, usually are quick to claim a good deed that they've done, we want recognition, we want to be praised by everyone, its human nature.
Take for example many of the buildings and hallways at prestigious universities. More times than not they're named after some kind of prominent alumni member after they've made a large contribution to the school. These individuals want their namesake to be remembered throughout the years and therefore make a donation. Very few people actually contribute anonymously.
As for me I've always been intrigued with the business world being that I was raised in family full of businessmen. But what really drew me in was law, trial law to be exact. To stand up in front a jury and judge, a nationally televised case -thats my sanctuary.
It would be a pity to wake up in the morning with a blank expression, stare in the mirror and think yourself a sad excuse for a life. “What have you done to make you worthwhile?” We all have a desire to be set apart from the rest in some way. Merely going along for the ride offers a security of being away from the spot light that I relate to cowardliness. Personally, I want nothing more than to discover the exciting aspects of life, and to do that, you need the ambition to find them. It is my guess that inspiring people with what you do or causing them to “Ooo” and “Ahh” from your accomplishments brings in a great bounty of excitement. Something you’ve done is worthy of praise. If you want to achieve something, take the whole package, praise along with it.
If I had the choice, I would raise my level of ambition. I hate expressing my fears openly, but I always have a fear of failure. My hopes and dreams require more ambition than I could possibly hold at the moment, and that fact overwhelms me. I think at the moment, my ambition is harming me severely. It could be damaging other possible opportunities I could venture. But at the same time, it is a source of incredible strength. It makes me feel like I can do what I want, taking it day by day. It helps me tone down the fears that keep me back from expressing myself.
Recognition is a way to show someone’s accomplishment. There is nothing wrong with being recognized for an accomplishment as long as you do not become arrogant. A lot of times being in the spotlight can cause someone to enjoy the attention and have a big ego. Having a big ego will end up hurting someone rather than helping them. I know this from experience through out my freshman year. A couple games before league I was moved up to varsity and it got to my head. This only made all the upper classman hate me and provoked them to hurt me on the field. I definitely learned a lesson from that year.
My ambitions in life are to play soccer at the next level and to just lead a successful life. Whether it is playing at a collegiate level or at a professional level, both have there advantages and disadvantages. Playing at a collegiate level would allow me to receive a free education and get a degree in what ever field pleases me, but my development as a player would not be as good as if I were to be playing professional. If I took the other route it would open up more doors to play in other countries, but I would have very little time to pursue my education. Playing in Europe would probably be a little over ambition, but then again, ambition never hurts anybody.
For the majority of humanity, power-seeking, power-hungry people tend to lack self-esteem, self confidence and assurance which results in a strife for recognition and "respect." With power comes greed. The fame, power or wealth needed by an individual is usually wanted for self-benefit. Whereas, those who would rather stay in anonymity, power in any form is useless because actions are done for the greater good of society. By performing a good deed for another without publicizing it shows how humble and altruistic an individual is. As selfish and flawed it seems for people to want power or recognition, it is inevitable. Only a small percentile is truly altruistic and acts purely for the benefit of others with nothing in return. The natural characteristic of humans leads us to be selfish and it is completely normal to demand applause for the things they do. It gives us confidence and pride, which is essential to building a character; however, it is dangerous and damaging to human ethics when we receive too much power.
I believe true power lies within the ability to understand and to reach self-actualization as early as possible. I live for the day where I have "power" in other words responsibility and control over myself. This will, of course, take time and maturity which will only expand through experience with pain. My ambitions are to be the best I can be and truly live a full life where I can say I have experience nearly all the beauties life has to offer us. This is my driving force and it fuels me to continue to expand my horizons. I don't want power, popularity or fame. I enjoy being the center of attention and it is awkward for me to be praise by others. All I want is love and respect from the ones I care about most, family and friends. I have a goal to be successful and to fulfill this ambition of mine. With my personality, I will do what I can to achieve it. This is the healthiest stage I have ever reached and I feel unselfish doing so. At the moment I am occupied by school and other extra curricular activities; thus, my ambitions are in perfect order. They keep me leveled and focused on my goals. They prevent me from falling down.
Recognition, don’t we all want this in some form or way for the things we excel at or work hard for? The difference between wanting to be recognized and not comes down to the terms of what you wish to be remembered for. Why would you want to be recognized for doing a bad deed? Yet, there are murders and scandals that follow throughout history, immortalizing the acts and deeds of the situations. For myself, I want recognition so that I know that the “confidence” I have in my abilities is true. As much as other’s opinions can weigh us down, approval can also sweep us up very high. However, sometimes, good deeds don’t need to be seen. I tend to shift, in my acting I want recognition, I want people to approve it, but in other aspects in life, I loathe the spotlight from time to time. I love opening a door for someone, lending that quarter for someone being a few cents short, I don’t need a thank you, but those small little tasks of kindness give my self recognition. From the words of the robot perceived as “God” in Futurama episode Godfellas. “When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.”
I think my ambitions are high, very high. But I have yet to maturely control myself as a person to do the work that is necessary to obtain my ambitions. I don’t think any ambition is too high if you’re willing to work for it. They aren’t the sole source of my strengths as an actor, but they definitely get me along through the days of adversity. If I could choose to raise my ambition and succeed, I would in a heart beat, But my expectations are high as it is, and I lack the backing to follow up on them, and I just keep wondering when I’ll be able to wake up. Will it be in College? Or will it be when I’m forty? It’s scary. But it has to start with me.
I think either to be a spotlight or stay in anonymity is totally different concept. Some of the people want to be a superstar that everyone in the world recognizes him or her. Maybe it’s because he or she knows that it’s not easy for him or her to achieve the goal, and after he or she successes, the desire of keep the success will force him or her to want to gain the attention from other. On the contrast people who decided to stay in anonymity, because they know that popularity will bring them troubles as well. So people would like to be anonymous in order to save the troubles.
Since my ambitions are based on somebody else, that means I did all the things for others instead of myself. Therefore I don’t think my ambitions shaped myself.
Personally I think my ambitions are just something that seems really normal but that’s what I really want to have. I always thought that the greatest thing in the world is just to live simple and happy with the people you like. No matter what kind of difficulties you might have as long as you are with the ones you love, everything will be fine. So that my ambition is just to live as simple as I can. I hope that everything in the world will become simple and great. So that people don’t have to compete with each other in order to fulfill their personally desire, if everyone starts to think this way, then our living environment will be much better, because we don’t have to worry too much. That’s my definition of live simple and happy.
People want recognition one of the reasons is because we want others to know what honorable things ourselves have done. People try their best on one thing and rather its success or not, we always hope someone can know we have not tried nor did something really important instead of no one notice what we’ve been doing. The other reason, I think is some people are pride and they are more comfortable when others looking at them with recognition, it will be so depressing people did not get recognition from others.Many famous celebrities or renowned people would like to stay in anonymity rather than being the spotlight. For them, they may think it is kind of harassment to be the one who always stands out. Becoming the spotlight gives them pressure, because people will repute them by their actions, everything they say or think.
My goal is to be very successful on my career, take care and support my family after I graduated from college. But my goal always seem so far away from me, I always think myself is only a high school student, it is too early to talk about career and support my family. I think my ambition is healthy because it is not something that is harmful to others; it helps me to make decisions sometimes.
Ever since I was a little girl my parents have always told me to do my best, that they don’t expect much from me but they do except me to live to my fullest potential. Although I am thankful for such understanding and gracious parents I also have expectations for myself. I know my parents would never want to pressure me and make me feel like I wasn’t fulfilling their expectations. I know they’re proud of me and I know they will continue to be- now, as I am growing up and becoming an adult I want to become proud of myself.
I have many ambitions- I want to get into LMU, I want to travel to Spain and study for a year, I want to get an internship at St. Jude’s this summer, I want to make good money so I can support myself, I want to do well in college and get involved in whatever I can at school. I want to keep close relationship with everyone I’ve been close to throughout high school as we all go our separate ways…I could go on and on, and with pretty specific ambitions. My ambitions definitely shape my expectations and not only to they shape an opinion of myself but also tell me what I care about in life and what drives me. Most all of my ambitions are concerning the future. I can sum up all of my ambitions in a few words: school, relationships/family, and career. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or bad thing. I’m not saying they are limited to this but these are the important things to me right now. I think all of my ambitions are healthy and definitely a source of strength but I get worried sometimes I’m “too” ambitious. I want time to move to fast- I want to graduate, go to school, get settled in my career…and I want all of it to happen NOW. My mom is constantly telling me to slow down and “live in the moment”- I hate that saying…it’s impossible to do. I would keep my ambitions as they are- they are pretty much black and white…but I need to keep them like that so I keep focused and don’t get sidetracked…but then I worry about if getting side tracked isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I guess ill find out.
I think people want the recognition sometimes because that was their main goal in the first place, that is what they do everything for. Some people would not be satisfied unless they get credit for everything they do. Also, it would be even better if they got praised for what they did. I think what separates the people who want to stay anonymous and the people who want the spotlight is the level of attention people want. Others care to have attention, they want it. For others, they do things that should be praised for their own reasons. Some people do good things because they want to do good things. I don't think it is good or bad to want to do things in front of others. I just think it differs people and shows what they want.
My ambitions involve a lot of change. My life is constantly in an up and down motion. Like a rollercoaster, it goes up, down, and sometimes loops. My ambition is to just live happily, peacefully, and without regret. I want to live each day and love each day. I think my ambition is healthy. I know for a fact that my ambition is strength. It is actually my source of strength. My ambition is pretty much up to my level. It requires a lot of struggling since I feel like I have the worst luck in the world, but I try my hardest to stay positive. Keeping my ambition in mind helps me go on.
Hmmm. Power. Well, my definition of power would be having the independence that I strongly crave for. It's the reason that I am leaving campus a semester early as well. The longer that I am still attending school, including college, the longer I am powerless to my own decisions. Therefore I have chosen to bypass my last semester as a senior in high school to go on to college. It's not an easy choice. There are times that I wish I weren't, but when I think of it in the long run, I realize that this is something that I have to do for myself. For me to have the ability to have power over my own decisions, seems to be all that I am aiming for.
But to have power over others is not my goal. I like to be the hidden factor in any success. Just like Creon, I would still like to be recognized in a sense though. I would like my voice to be heard when I believe that my opinion can help with something.
Power in the end also has to do with ambition. Or else, what yo uhave is not true power.
“If a tree falls and no one is around, does it make a sound?”
This age old question, while its author seems to have been forgotten in history, the quote itself still lives on today. For those who answers that without a witness, it does not make a sound are usually those in need of public recognition. They feel that in order for a deed to amount to anything they must have some witness to their achievement, some one to boost their pride. They are dependent upon the approvals of others. Whereas for the people who say “yes, the tree does make a sound” these are the people who are more intrinsic, needing nothing but their own self-satisfaction and knowledge to give them happiness; they need only themselves. There is nothing wrong with either types of people, they are simply different. What separates people depend on what or whom they draw their motivation from.
Personally I prefer to stay in anonymity, but not every goal in my life is set for just me, some are a mixture of both. Most of my ambitions in life are for the purpose of making me happy. I plan on completing my undergraduate and graduate school, find a suitable career that will challenge me but not make me miserable, and earn large sums of money. As an adult I plan to take care of my parents because they have done so much for me, and I believe when they become old, it is my turn to take care of them. My future ambitions include making my loved ones happy as well, I do not want to be publically praised, but the happiness of my friends and family will be my payment.
My ambitions are healthy and simple. As an adolescent these goals keep me going, but I believe when I finally reach this goal my level of ambition will increase. Because it is human nature for people to never be satisfied, and I believe that this is a somewhat happy appetite for greatness. It is a healthy way to constantly improve oneself, while at the same time keep a person motivated in life. Why is it that the rich who have everything are more likely to suicide than those who have almost nothing? It is because they can no longer find a purpose for life. I’m glad to say that I am in neither category but a happy medium. My ambitions may not be over extraordinary, but suit me.
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