The Mental Disease Of Obsessive Ambition
-By Maverick Wilson
There is a troubling trend spreading across the western world. Millions are suffering from a condition known as ‘Ambition Disease.’
Signs and symptoms of ambition disease include:
o *being consumed with the idea of ‘success’
o disconnecting from close friends and relatives because they aren’t helping them succeed
o *worshipping others who have achieved ‘success’
o *needing to be ‘better’
o *connecting self worth with achievement
o *creating vision boards with cut out images of massive homes, nice cars, and beautiful people
Recognize any of these? If you do, pay close attention to the rest of the article; you just might be able to save a life.
To gain a better understanding of this perplexing condition we must first define its title.
Ambition: an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honour, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment
Disease: is a particular abnormal condition, a disorder of a structure or function, that affects part or all of an organism
Another way of understanding disease is to break it down:
dis-ease, or lacking in ease or peace.
“Wealth, fame, respect, admiration, power, beauty, luxury, cars, mansions.”
Like comparing yourself to a photoshopped picture of a model in an advertisement, having the ambition to be ‘successful’ is a quest for an ideal that is unattainable and destructive. Success in truth is finding you true self and your inner happiness. Success is feeling self-love and a connection to others. Success is recognizing your own infinite awareness and experience as the person you currently are.