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The Consequences Of Man's Ambition Essay

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Motivation is the main element towards success. Students, scientist, teachers and/ or any individual who wants to reach a goal needs to be motivated/ambitious. This motivation/ambition is what guides and keep people going. This ambition may be geared towards inventing/creating something, obtaining more money, and/or succeeding. The ambition people have are good, but sometimes lead to bad consequences. These consequences set the relationship between action and ambition. But, no matter what the goal is people with ambitions will not stop until their goal is met. Ambition towards obtaining something is what motivates people. For example Victor Frankenstein wanted to create a human being. As Mary Shelley writes in "Frankenstein", Victor Frankenstein wanted to be "the first to break through life and death ideal bonds"(231). His ambition was to create a human and to break these boundaries. But most importantly, he wanted to be recognized as the first individual to do this. This recognition would make him famous forever. The only thing he thought of was to break the boundaries of life and create a human creature.

Victor Frankenstein is not the only person who has had an ambition. People who are not scientist also have ambitions. Some ambitions could be to become very rich, be elected into office, enter a certain university, etc. These ambitions are very difficult to attain. But if people really want to meet their goal, they will not stop until this is meet. For example, a politician who wants to be elected will do anything on his power to get voters to vote for him/her. This may require for him/her to spend a lot of money on the campaign. Another example is a student who wants to enter a certain university. This student will try to meet all the requirements the university has. A person who wants to become rich will try to obtain a carrier that pays well, marry a rich person and/or steal. The way a person obtains money depends on his/her moral values. Finally, according to J. Michael Bishop "Enemies of Promise" wrote that scientist want to "take things apart in order to understand the whole, to solve a mystery" (257). Scientists have the ambition of learning about nature. This ambition could latter turn into a desire to be the first to invent or discover something. Being the first will make them famous. Different people share different ambitions that lead them to success.

Motivations should always be present because in one way or another motivations are like ambitions. Motivation lead people to success. If a person is motivated, he/she will do anything to meet their goal. Since motivations are related to ambitions, ambitions are good because people with ambitions want to succeed. For example, a student who wants to enter a certain university will stay in school and obtain good grades. He or she has set his/her ambitions towards entering that university and obtaining an education. The politician who wants to be elected wants people to believe in...

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