Tuesday, December 22, 2009

In response to a comment.

The first thing I would like to say is thanks to all of those who have left positive comments.
The next thing I would like to say is 'good job' to the person who copy and pasted Osho Teachings.

Assuming that when we all use the word 'ambition' we are talking about determination, initiative, motivation, enthusiasm, hunger, commitment, and basic resolve, I would have to disagree with the passage that you have pasted not necessarily due to whatever one may believe is the root of this human attribute, but specifically with the statement that one should stop being 'so ambitious.'

For the sake of providing an illustration with this counter argument, I would like to ask for you to imagine a person locked in underground confinement. This person views escaping this confinement as a way to obtain the freedom to express and perhaps provide insight into the power and art of determination amongst other things. During and following this process, perhaps the once confined person can, in addition to entertain, influence and encourage another person who may also be dealing with their own confinement issues.

Please note that this confinement in which I speak of coincides with the "inferiority" mentioned in what you copy and pasted. This confinement can represent anything from an imagination deficit, attention deficiency, financial debt, starvation, and/or many other circumstances.
Countless examples can be made using these different situations and one thing that may prove to be a very difficult task is to effectively influence a confined person to stop being ambitious, especially when that person as well as other people have a mutual feeling that there's a slight chance that the rare key to be used to escape this particular confinement is within close proximity.

Let's briefly apply this 'stop being ambitious' to two examples of confinement:

A mother who cannot afford to feed her children.

Should she stop being so ambitious and give up on finding a job?

How about a student who needs to pass an exam in order to be accepted into a certain institution that could help him become financially and mentally stable so that he can eventually have the opportunity to support both himself and a family?

Should he stop being so ambitious and give up on studying?

Please, wise copy and paster, explain in your 'own' words why ambition is such a terrible trait?
Is there anything positive about ambition?

In your comment when you said "stay with me here for a second" and then proceeded to paste other people's ideas, you are pretty much being what they call 'deceptive' unless, of course, you were to use those handy dandy quotation marks and cite the fact that you are pulling your whole argument from an outside source.

Though I am not 100% sure concerning your intentions of posting such a comment, I would like to offer some advice concerning a more believable approach when posting. Make sure that the whole comment is coherent. The inconsistency in your word choice has a stark contrast to the rest of what was typed. You can't say "we gotta prove these hatas wrong" in one sentence and then speak about "self awakening and consciousness" and "fundamental revolution in the world" in another sentence and expect a conscious reader to believe that your comment is authentic. you fail. plagiarism win.

8 comments:

wise copy and paster said...

"The English Major Turbo has been so conditioned to value quotation marks and is so hung up on the sources and what not that he is missing the teachings because he is so concerned who the teacher is and citing him. It wasn't about being believable. I actually can say we gotta prove these hatas wrong in one sentence and then speak about self awakening and consciousness because i didn't expect anything from a conscious reader. I didn't fail Turbo. I wasn't expecting people to think that the comment was my own of course you would recognize the shift in the writing but you failed to recognize the message. I won at bringing what I copied and pasted your attention. You failed at getting the point, to stop being SO ambitious. There can be a positive side to ambition, but I was just making it whole and bringing to light the negative aspect. I think you understand the message I was trying to bring to light Turbo, Thanks for responding and I hope you read more Osho Teachings in the future, they are really helping me and I think they can help you in your all your endeavors."

Turbo said...
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Turbo said...

you use the word 'so' a lot.
haha.
but seriously...that response...is what I can respect and appreciate.
I truly appreciate it. salute

Wise Copy and Paster said...

http://oshospirituality.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=42&Itemid=91

Definition said...

am⋅bi⋅tion   [am-bish-uhn]
–noun
1.an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment: Too much ambition caused him to be disliked by his colleagues.
2.the object, state, or result desired or sought after: The crown was his ambition.
3.desire for work or activity; energy: I awoke feeling tired and utterly lacking in ambition.
–verb (used with object)
4.to seek after earnestly; aspire to.
Origin: 1300–50; ME ambicio(u)n (< MF) < L ambitiōn- (s. of ambitiō), equiv. to amb- ambi- + -i- go + -t- ptp. suffix + -iōn- -ion

Jayn Doe said...
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DFresh said...

Must have found that passage under the bridge he came from.

Troll

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