Have You Mistakenly Identified Greed As Ambition?

Ambition is one of the elements that made the United States an economic powerhouse. The drive to work hard and succeed spawned innovation, efficiency, and opportunity. Over the course of time ambition was a characteristic of millions of Americans and put them in positive financial situations. What some may not have known, but are beginning to realize is that Ambition has an evil twin brother, Greed. Greed has fooled many people by masquerading himself as Ambition. Without careful discernment, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between the two.

As the U.S. now teeters on the brink of economic depression, people are beginning to see Greed for who he really is. He has left a great


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2 Responses to Have You Mistakenly Identified Greed As Ambition?

  1. ThiNg says:

    I always saw it as ambition being the desire to make oneself better and greed being the desire to make oneself better than others. You can be ambitious by measuring your goals against yourself. But it is all too easy to be greedy and measure yourself against others. The others can be your friends, neighbours, the ‘perceived normal’ person, etc.

    Take a long hard look at who you are. Figure out what you are bad at (are you a good parent, good spouse, good neighbour) and then make yourself better at it. That’s ambition, the desire to be better than you are now.

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