Tuesday, November 27, 2012

About Ambition

There's been something rolling around in my head that I needed to get out.  (The few marbles that are left, perhaps! ;))  Since it's been about 6 weeks since I've been inclined to post, I thought I should just throw these words together and see what happens.  The topic is a bit rambling and a bit off my usual topic of fibre arts and farm life, so the pictures provide some eye-candy.
I've been thinking about 'Ambition' lately and my relationship with that word.

 Single ply pink wool
Growing up, did you learn to associate the word 'Ambitious' as a positive personality trait or a negative personality trait?
How did family, cultural and religious influences help form those beliefs?

 Single ply from handpainted alpaca\wool
As a young person, if you heard the phrase "She's quite an ambitious gal", did it carry the same inference as "He's quite an ambitious fellow"?
Was one comment negative and the other positive?

 After plying into a 2 ply yarn...next step a cowl perhaps?

What makes someone very ambitious to lead and excel, while another is content to follow and accept what comes their way?

 my softest handspun yet...perhaps the softest yarn I've ever felt!
What happens to a person's ambitions when life is derailed by debilitating illness or overwhelming family obligations.  Does the 'fire in the belly' just go away or does it slowly burn with frustration and anger?
 I love this nose!

How do Ambition and Contentment relate? Can a very ambitious person ever be truly content?  
Can we choose to live with either one of Ambition or Contentment?
Is it necessary at times to choose?
I love this smile (and even the stinky dogbreath)!

Does ambition have any value in a person who does not possess a clear goal?

I wonder what he's thinking?
I've only asked questions because I want to hear what you have to think!