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Is ambition a dirty word?
It seems that most people that have made it to the top of their field in the corporate/business world exhibit ruthless, nasty characteristics - look at Alan Sugar and all the leading capitalists at investment banks. As much as ever if not more there's all this talk about having to suck up to your boss, fuck other people over by undermiming them / taking credit for their work, playing the office politics game well, showing sheer ruthlessness eg no qualms firing people or trying to annihilate rivals etc. In many jobs it seems impossible to be 'nice', not have to do any of this stuff and be a success. Society / the media seem to generally respect 'successful' people, but aren't their character traits - ruthlessness, unhealthy ultra-competitiveness, perhaps insecurity driving their sheer ambition, all in fact NEGATIVE qualities, and in fact we should be aiming for the middle ground - people doing the best they can without exhibiting qualities which are generally not healthy for united progression of mankind?