The term “ambition” can be defined as the strong desire to be successful, rich, powerful, etc: motivated by personal ambition (Oxford Learner’s Dictionary 2005:45). Ambition is the possession of motivation for power. Ambitious persons seek power either for themselves or for others. As a human characteristics, ambition can be separated from the existence of human himself in this world. Everybody wants to get happiness in their life.
From a young age, students are taught that to succeed in life, money must be earned. This is why humans seek money over happiness. Wealth can buy any material item and for millennials, materialistic items bring happiness,which is ultimately the goal. Money is not attained easily and it is the ambitious who will dedicate their time and hard work for a prosperous future. Money can also successfully operate a country.
"Do you think," said he, ‘I have not just cause to weep, when I consider that Alexander at my age had conquered so many nations, and I have all this time done nothing that is memorable’” (Lives). Caesar’s desire for glory parallels the desire and actions of Alexander the Great. The Romans loved to read about glorious acts of their empire, and they undoubtedly enjoyed the comparison of Julius Caesar’s glory to that of Alexander the Great, one of the world’s greatest conquerors. Plutarch says that Alexander, as a young man, “was extremely eager and vehement, and in his love of glory, and the pursuit of it, he showed a solidity of high spirit and magnanimity far above his age” (Lives). Desire for glory was innate to Alexander as it was to Caesar.
Ambition is one of the best qualities a person can have, without it many people would not have been able to achieve the dream they were striving for. People see ambition as one of the greatest driving forces out there and others think “Ambition is among the strongest and most creative forces in the arsenal of human psychology and frequently the reason things get done.” The author stated how ambition is what constantly helps us get things done. without it we would all find it hard to get things done, if it’s doing something simple like working out in the morning, to doing something large like starting a company. We all need the ambition to be able to get anything in life done. This is example, shows how ambition helps people in everyday life
Moreover, a hero must have given one’s self up to something “bigger.” He or she also cannot be one that lacks courage, knowledge, and capacity to serve. In addition, a hero must have demonstrated a moral objective in his or her actions and motivations. They also must inspire others to realize the “possibility of their perfection.” Lastly, a hero is one who has brought a different perspective into the world or in essence, has brought “solar light” into the world. Charles Lindbergh, an American aviator, inventor, and first to fly solo across the Atlantic, meets this criteria. Lindbergh not
I did this because his accomplishments are what make him great in the eyes of his country and the outside world. I did not always agree that he was a great man because of his actions taken against his family. As a leader he did improve his country and move them into the modern world of that time. So my conclusion of whether or not he was great was based on his accomplishment instead of his
As true in all aspects of life too much of one thing is bad. Greed and ambition are often confused, but “the difference between greed and ambition may simply be one of emphasis, with greed being reductive and destructive, and ambition expansive and adaptive”(Burton Psychology). Having ambition is good, but what one uses it for will can sour the trait. This a evident especially when desire takes over and the want for something desperately makes one behave out of character. Robbery, illegal organ donations or stealing children are seen all through the country in the news, the corrupt desires met with ambition leading to outrageous out of character behavior.
Ambition is to have the desire to achieve a goal threw hard work and determination, and must people in the world have ambition some really strong some not as much and others without any ambition. Those who do have ambition tend to cut down any tree that stands in there way and most will do whatever it takes to achieve that goal even in most cases that means to kill. We see ambition almost everywhere we turn in society like Macbeth, The Lorax, Edgar Hoover, Bernie Madoff, and even Snow White. In the shakespeare play “No Fear” we can look at Macbeth and Lady Macbeth who show us a type of ambition that would drive one to become insane. In the play Macbeth’s ambition was to achieve becoming king.
The first is respect, all heroes are respected by the people, and even sometimes revered as idols. The second you can call whatever you’d like, bravery, courage, really all this one comes down to is the accomplishment of great feats. Finally, the last one, and debatably the most important, being able to go to any extreme, even self sacrifice, to fight for what you believe in. I know that you might think that there are a couple of people in the story that display these qualities to some degree, however I think that Caesar shows them more often and to a greater
Influential people deserve marvelous things and Augustus was an Influential person and this is why he deserves a statue. Augustus was a great leader who has done much for Rome and its people. Augustus Caesar 's statue should have a place in our city because he started Pax Romana; he had many great reforms and he was a great leader who led by example. All these reasons make him a significant part of our history and someone who deserves a memorial. Augustus had many achievements which changed the future of Rome and one of his biggest accomplishments has been Pax Romana.