Tuesday, November 9, 2010

313. To each his own 2

People read from different dictionaries. As Lexie was growing up, she wondered where people found their definition of ‘ambition’. It seemed to be so different from the definition that guided her choices. And they all seemed to be so different from each other.

Rosalie was keen to have a big house and four gorgeous children who were all good at sport. Norman was desperate to make his mark in life and to leave achievements that carved his name into posterity. Ross was desperate to travel the world and experience other cultures.

Lexie had wanted nothing more than to be involved with animals, caring for them, being with them, learning from them. Not for her the tedium of a 9 to 5 job in an office in a skyscraper. She was always happy with very little money and very few possessions. Yet to Lexie, this was ambitious, and she was content.


SY said...

great post. words carry different meaning with different people. that's why in life we have to make our on definitions and trust in ourselves or we will be lost in everyone else

Joan Elizabeth said...

"career" - a glorified name for a job that you work too hard at.