Monday, May 20, 2013

Dissatisfaction is a symptom of ambition?

I have always believed that there is a thin line between being ambitious and being dissatisfied, something that many times decides whether you remain happy or not. One has to always understand the need to be content yet strive for further gain.

The saints always claimed that needs and desires are the bane that cause the most trouble, whereas economists have always told us how choice and needs feed the wealth. Necessity always had to be pregnant to deliver inventions we were told.

Yesterday I came across two pieces which got me thinking on the same. First was the post by Averee on how one can and should self indulge to attain contentment and the other was when I was seeing an episode of Mad Men.

Mad Men has very good script writers and some really nice lines have come from the writers. The one that really struck me yesterday was from Trudy to Pete. The audio clip is given below

"Dissatisfaction is a symptom of ambition. Its the coal that fuels the fire" 

So the debate continues...... at least in my mind - do we need to be dissatisfied to be ambitious ?