Do I have to compromise on my ambition to be happy?

This is a conversation starter, I am positively sure that a lot of people these days feel like there is no in between, you either become a highly driven, widely known, career person or you lead a simple and happy life.

Lets face it, if you want to live the fancy life and brand yourself, you have to utilize the over exposure trend surrounding us, or you have to work extra, extra hard to be a part of the unbelievably fast and competitive corporate world.

The days of the happy, content middle class seem long behind us and an unreachable fantasy in the 2020s.

Every day I face this struggle, I really want to be happy, but I don’t see myself fit for this era’s success style, I can’t advertise and cash on my mere existence as everybody seems to be doing.

I wish I was born at a time when you could only be famous if you have a remarkable talent, when you had to put pen to paper and write a book if you want to share your thoughts with the world, when you had to buy the newspaper to know who’s who.

This digital world with its endless parade of pretentious over achievers is taking its toll in me, and I can only imagine what it’s doing to people of a younger age and more impressionable personalities.

I wake up everyday wishing that I was enough, that I would be content and happy just getting by.. and it’s not that I despise ambition, on the contrary, I value ambition so much that I can’t live without it, what I am wishing for is being able to find the ambition I could achieve or pursuit while living normally not working 18hrs a day or compromising my values.

Too much to ask for in this day and age?



Published by Haya Sharani

An employee, entrepreneur, wife, friend, cat-mom, and very interested in mental health and psychology tactics.

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