Ambition – Blog No. 41

Intelligence-wihout-ambition-is-a-bird-without-wings-2048x1536Do you know that children learn ambition from their fathers?  Perhaps it is because the father role is traditionally one of working parent.  Bread-winner.  The need to be the provider is inherent in many men.  It drives them to do extraordinary things.  It makes a difference if a father is absent from a family.  It just does.  A single mother can try as hard as she likes, she cannot role-model as dad and mom.  For one thing, she is not a man.  There are a lot of children without fathers.  There are a lot of children whose mothers lie to them about their parentage.  This is a sad state of affairs.  Each child deserves to know who its mother is and who its father is.  How else will they ever establish a concrete sense of identity?  We are of our forebears.  You cannot escape that reality.

There are a lot of children being bred that will not stand out as remarkable because they have not been taught about competition, ambition.  If you do not stand out as remarkable in this world you will find that your career options are few.  There are too many of us on this planet.  Competition is fierce.  Ambition is important.  So is competition.  Both will take you far on the path towards realising your full potential.  If you are not striving for something, you are not going to learn just how magical you are as a human being.  You need to push yourself to get the best from yourself.  There are too many people sitting down wondering what is going wrong in this world.  It is time people stood up and gave the best of themselves to benefit the rest of humankind.  By giving your best to the world – in your unique way – you are nurturing yourself and growing your soul.  That is the best news about giving of yourself.  It is an investment in your future.  To do that, though, you need first to find the best in yourself.  That is not a one-minute job.  You will spend your entire life finding your best if you are bothered to look properly.

It is irresponsible to cultivate children who do not understand competitive sports, for example.  It is short-sighted to ask children to learn that it’s okay to be part of the majority.  If they blend in with the rest of their peers then who is going to be doing the independent thinking for these children?  Competition stimulates children.  It encourages them to achieve.  To feel pride.  It is the mismanagement of pride that serves as a problem in so many lives.  If you take pride in context – and have the understanding that it is a formidable part of the ego – it is useful.  Just take pride in the right things.  You know what the right things are.

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5 responses to “Ambition – Blog No. 41

  1. Hi Alan.

    Same-sex parents can certainly bring up a well-adjusted child who understands love – most important of all. That is not in question. But it does certainly change the relationship dynamic – and therefore the child – when a man is not in the equation. That cannot be disputed and must be accepted as consequence of a broken – or non -relationship. There are many kinds of parents, many kinds of kids. Many success stories. Any abuser – male or female – is best out of anyone’s life, not just that of a child. A woman in the shape of an abuser is a complex creature – really really hard for a child to understand, reconcile.

  2. CJ. I hope this finds you well. As to the absence of a father making a difference in a family unity negatively, I would have to say that it depends. I would rather see a home with no male figure if he comes packaged as an abuser. Further, I’m aware of at least one home where there are two moms (entrepreneurs) who raised the kids and they’re reflective of a home as healthy as you’ll find anywhere. As to the matter of competition, I’m an advocate of a culture of self-competition, not one that separates but unifies. This is a new paradigm from what we’re used to and will be one that evolves over time. It breeds a culture where there isn’t one winner and all else are losers, but rather one where everybody can achieve their own personal first-place. It’s what I refer to as “Capitalism of the Heart” in “The Walk.” http://www.amazon.com/dp/1481027115

  3. Bright Quang

    *the Happy Heart*

    Life of matter is busy

    One works fatigue ones self

    The spirit and the body are all hardly

    Lets satisfy the requirements

    The timeless is ever restfully

    The spirit always worries about money

    When the one runs for the way of matter

    The one seems for forgetting miserable

    The body should be disablement

    One will be an oldest

    The one is thinking so many things

    His brain is be stressed by lost fame

    This life is to be nothing

    Thousand laws seem not anything

    As life should not forgive anyone

    One is alive paying for many taxes

    As one will be died

    One pays for a part of burial place

    Life so-called is death tax

    So, one does leave the sex

    One is left greedy ones temper

    Life of one is so happier

    One is peace of mind

    Without suffer in wound

    When one could leave all things

    One has ever disgusted for everybody

    Then, one does love anyone

    The heart of one is tranquil state of mind

    The one is without despondent life

    Philanthropy opens benevolently

    Luckiness always welcomes the one

    Thats so-called is the happy heart

  4. Dad this university is only about 100 miles from here where I apply. Can we go there so I can look see what this is? “I thought we came here to go fishing?” Yea, I know, but maybe this is telling us the fish are biting over there by Marquette better than here. “Don’t ever let it be said that your dad stood in the path of your education, son. We will travel the 100 miles if you want to go there, but the fish better be biting.” This is an excerpt from “Summer of Eighty Eight” one of the stories in the book, Raise the Flag, about my journey for education. And after my dad passes in 1998, I move into his small trailer where I practice writing by working on stories about going fishing, hunting, camping, and working with my dad, one of my mentors and a friend. “Lean Thy Arms” is a story my dad tells me about my birthday one day when we go duck hunting and another story in Raise the Flag.

  5. powerful words C.J Birch.

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