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“When ambition enters, creativity disappears…because an ambitious man cannot be creative, because an ambitious man cannot love any activity for its own sake”     – Osho

Ambitious people with dead set plans and goals never experiment because of the fear of failure.  I have never read or heard of an ambitious artist or an ambitious scientist. Creativity and experimentation are the two sides of the same coin. Breakthrough inventions come as answers to breakthrough questions and profound art is born out of adulatory wonder. A scientist wants to know. Knowledge is his love. An artist wants to express. Expression is his love. Nothing less, nothing more.  They have no preconceived notions or expectations out of their experiments or art. Surprisingly, it is these people with no set agenda, no goal or road maps, who erect landmarks in the landscape of humanity. Not to say that ambitious people are wrong or inferior. They do have their place in the world. They create the material world, the ‘utilitarian’ world. But the experimentalists create the intellectual world. They make the world beautiful.


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  1. “Not to say that ambitious people are wrong or inferior” – this is true, but the answer to all is the reason why you do things, or why you want them. If it comes from a place of inner lack, nothing will satisfy you – which is why the world is in the state that it is.

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    • In my opinion, the pursuit of an ambitious man is similar to that of a thirsty man drinking salt water to quench his thirst…, yes.. as you say, if it comes from inner lack, nothing is going to satisfy.


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