Some think that ambition is a good quality. Is it important to be ambitious? Is it a positive or negative characteristic?

The rise of the one percent and accumulated capital
has led
many people today to question the basic value of raw
. In my opinion, though
has historical importance, it is a largely negative trait for most of society today.
’s value lies in pushing forward human progress. Some of the best evidence of
comes from advances in science. Galileo was a determined astronomer, willing to doubt ingrained dogma in order to propagate his heretical view and we owe the basis of our understanding of the planetary system to him. A more recent example would be discoveries like
any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
and vaccines in the 20th century that were all the result of highly ambitious, driven individuals whose legacies endure to
day. Without their aspirations, human
a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
would have stagnated.
for its own sake hurts society. When
is severed from passion and ethics, it becomes the raw engine of political and economic greed. A good example of
would be the rampant speculation
the activity of supplying or taking on fuel
Wall Street. Most employees at large brokerage firms are ambitious in terms of moving up the ladder and making more money for their
clients but
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clients, but
have little concern for the consequences of their actions. Reckless investment spurred on by greed was one of the underlying causes of the sub-prime mortgage scandal that led to a global financial crisis in 2008 during which millions of homeowners and investors lost their retirement savings. Unchecked,
will always tend towards excess and society will always be left to reckon with the aftermath. In conclusion,
is a crucial drive behind human civilisation but it is not a positive force on its own. It is important for parents and educators
to serve
as good role models to inspire children to check
with conscience.
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