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Ambition is the key to success!

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posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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Originally posted by Gauss
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I disagree. Sometimes worldly success and spiritual success goes hand in hand. When you feel good, are genuinely happy and at peace in this life, you grow as a person, and, I daresay, spiritually. To throw away the notion of living well and happily in this life for the sake of growing spiritually is, to me, a crazy notion.


when your wellbeing is dependent on the external situation that is bondage. no one said throwing away being happy. the spritiual process is about being happy lol, just in a more enduring way. the happiness is coming from within you, but you're only allowing it to come through when a good enough excuse arises. i see that as a crazy notion




posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 11:40 PM
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You're welcome, dude. I enjoyed your post too. It's nice to hear from others with similar experiences to yourself. Good luck to you as well. I hope live keeps shining brightly for you.



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 11:41 PM
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Well, to be fair, I was quite happy back when I couldn't find any work, too. But I found my place in life where I am now, and that made me happier still. Everything else is just icing on the cake. I don't need to be rich to be happy - I'm happy as it is right now - but it sure as hell wouldn't hurt me, either, not even spiritually.

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posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 11:51 PM
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Originally posted by Gauss
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Well, to be fair, I was quite happy back when I couldn't find any work, too. But I found my place in life where I am now, and that made me happier still. Everything else is just icing on the cake. I don't need to be rich to be happy - I'm happy as it is right now - but it sure as hell wouldn't hurt me, either, not even spiritually.

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lol haha backtracking a little? thats okay. it's one thing just be mildly happy, it's quite to be estatic within yourself. having to hide your joy. i can testify to this. i sometimes have to work nearly 36 hours and while my peers are pissed to hell i just sit there, pretending to be upset lol.i make a lot of money doing what i do. my job fills demands nearly all my time. on average 15 hours a day. not to brag most people couldn't do this.but am i deriving anything from my job other than a means to pay my bills and save up? no, im not deriving anything. i'm not derivinng any pleasure or happines from it. i could careless about it. my job doesn't add anything to me. trying to find a sense of identity from your ambitious nature will end in suffering. there is no way around that. right now the basket may seem filled, but the mind won't let you get away that easily. it is impossible for one to be blissful just by his very nature if he is ambitious in the direction you're referring to. there are no buts to that



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 11:56 PM
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Well, I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree with you once again, dude.
I believe a person can be genuinely happy in their existence no matter how crappy it is, but that existence is enrichened by the things you do during the journey. That includes work in some cases, such as if you're doing your dream job. To see work as a necessary evil sounds exceedingly depressing to me. I'd much rather see it as something that enrichens my experiences in this lifetime.


And now it is time for me to hit the sack. I shall endeavor to catch up with replies tomorrow. Good night, America, wherever you are. (A star and optional digital kiss to anyone who catches the reference.
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posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 12:06 AM
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Ambition keeps the individual looking forward and learning from past mistakes. You are totally correct in my opinion.

I dropped out of High School and am now the first in my class to retire, though I don't really consider myself part of that Class of '81, since I did drop out.

I recently returned home and heard plenty of moaning from classmates saying how life has treated them so unfairly. I'd look at them and think to myself, "You lost focus, I didn't."

Of course I didn't tell them that, but you could also see the anger on their faces. "How is the drop-out now retired and I still see no end in sight?"

It all boils down to the decisions we make in life and our commitment to them, or learn from.
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posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 06:20 AM
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Exactly, man. You're definitely right, focus is key. I couldn't focus when I was younger (Think five years or so ago). Now I've got a great help in maintaining focus, in my girlfriend. Another thing is someting most people totally fail to grasp, which is strange considering it's not exactly a secret, but; Whining doesn't help ANYTHING. It does not give you money, it does not further your career (on the contrary), it does not do anything at all! Yet many people choose to leash their own lifes by whining and complaining - and then they wonder why the dropout is retired by now, and they're still struggling with their lives. Hopefully one day they'll understand it.

Anyway, sounds to me like you've got the good days ahead of you and you're enjoying them. Good for you! Enjoy retirement, dude!

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