Tag Archives: ambition

Career ambitions are not ambitious.

They signal a dreadful, default of desire in capitalist societies.

Three temptations of intellectual life.

Mindless empiricism, thoughtless productivity, professional ambitions.

Laziness can be good.

The best defense of clever people against degeneracy is a simple lack of ambition.

“Best practices.”

An ambitious goal seems far less intimidating when put on a “to-do” list.

Fortune, family, fame.

The ambitious ones who claim no time to think appear, upon a moment’s reflection, to be the least ambitious of all.


My autobiography will be worth reading.