commentary poetry

“Ambition”

I keep feeling like people’ve got ambition all wrong. All my ambitious brothers and sisters chase the images and figures they see televised. The glamour, the fans, the money, the businesses bearing their name. Why not chase the mindset of those happy with their success? I aim to be respected, to share my joy, to create experiences that people can relate to and interact with. If I do these things well, the rest will surely come.

Imagine the empty victory, however, that you will experience when you’re at the top, alone, and angry because you drove people away. Because you let “ambition” get in the way of the joy you were truly aiming for.

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