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75 Ambition

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[00:02.18]It may seem an exaggeration to say

[00:04.96]that ambition is the drive of society,

[00:07.40]holding many of its different elements together,

[00:10.65]but it is not an exaggeration by much.

[00:13.85]Remove ambition and the essential elements

[00:17.11]of society seem to fly apart.

[00:19.17]Ambition, as opposed to mere fantasizing

[00:22.39]about desires, implies work and discipline

[00:25.34]to achieve goals, personal and social,

[00:27.56]of a kind society cannot survive without.

[00:30.88]Ambition is intimately connected with family,

[00:34.43]for men and women not only work partly

[00:37.68]for their families; husbands and wives

[00:39.80]are often ambitious for each other,

[00:41.85]but harbor some of their most ardent ambitions

[00:44.78]for their children. Yet to have a family nowadays—

[00:47.39]with birth control readily available,

[00:49.76]and inflation a good economic argument

[00:52.45]against having children—

[00:54.00]is nearly an expression of ambition in itself.

[00:56.68]Finally, though ambition was once the domain

[00:59.36]chiefly of monarchs and aristocrats,

[01:01.95]it has, in more recent times,

[01:05.30]increasingly become the domain

[01:07.79]of the middle classes. Ambition

[01:09.97]and future—

[01:10.98]a sense of building for tomorrow—

[01:12.61]are inextricable.

[01:13.85]Working, saving, planning——

[01:15.81]these, the daily aspects of ambition—

[01:18.26]have always been the distinguishing marks

[01:20.57]of a rising middle class.

[01:22.86]The attack against ambition

[01:24.41]is not incidentally an attack

[01:26.35]on the middle class and what it stands for.

[01:28.72]Like it or not, the middle class

[01:30.63]has done much of society's work in America;

[01:33.72]and it, the middle class,

[01:35.68]has from the beginning run on ambition.

[01:38.07]It is not difficult to imagine a world

[01:41.63]short of ambition.

[01:43.32]It would probably be a kinder world:

[01:45.45]without demands, without abrasions,

[01:47.64]without disappointments.

[01:49.20]People would have time for reflection.

[01:51.84]Such work as they did would not

[01:54.58]be for themselves but for the collectivity.

[01:57.18]Competition would never enter in.

[02:00.22]Conflict would be eliminated,

[02:02.55]tension become a thing of the past.

[02:04.82]The stress of creation would be at an end.

[02:08.52]Art would no longer be troubling,

[02:10.59]but purely entertaining in its functions.

[02:12.95]The family would become superfluous

[02:15.48]as a social unit, with all its former power

[02:18.38]for bringing about neurosis drained away.

[02:21.20]Life span would be expanded,

[02:23.80]for fewer people would die of heart attack

[02:26.24]or stroke caused by overwork.

[02:28.13]Anxiety would be extinct.

[02:30.04]Time would stretch on and on,

[02:32.91]with ambition long departed

[02:35.22]from the human heart.

[02:36.61]Ah, how unbearably boring life would be!
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