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tolentino and albert on ambition

Posted by rigorousm on April 6, 2017

To Albert, ambition is a quality that arises organically from both vanity and a genuine wish to do good work; it’s also something she regards as alien and horrific. “So you got what you wanted and now you want something else,” she writes. “You probably worked really hard; I salute you . . . . But if you have ever spent any time around seriously ambitious people, you know that they are very often some of the unhappiest crazies alive, forever rooting around for more, having a hard time breathing and eating and sleeping, forever trying to cover some hysterical imagined nakedness.”

THE INFANTILIZING WAYS WE TALK ABOUT WOMEN’S AMBITION By Jia Tolentino (link to article)

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