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Are Ambitious People Happier?
If you go and get yours, you may get more in the end—but contentment and longer life span may not be among the spoils…
Atlantic writer Emily Esfahani Smith can wield a semicolon: “Ambition drives people forward; relationships and community, by imposing limits, hold people back.”
To Smith, the tension between ambition, relationships, and happiness is at the center of our conversations about leaning in, having it all, and why we’re always so busy.
It’s often a problem of latency: As Clay Christensen once told us, the extra hour you spend at work might yield positive feedback the next morning, but you won’t get that same immediacy when you leave that work to have dinner with your family.
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Are Ambitious People Happier?

If you go and get yours, you may get more in the end—but contentment and longer life span may not be among the spoils…

Atlantic writer Emily Esfahani Smith can wield a semicolon: “Ambition drives people forward; relationships and community, by imposing limits, hold people back.”

To Smith, the tension between ambition, relationships, and happiness is at the center of our conversations about leaning inhaving it all, and why we’re always so busy.

It’s often a problem of latency: As Clay Christensen once told us, the extra hour you spend at work might yield positive feedback the next morning, but you won’t get that same immediacy when you leave that work to have dinner with your family.

Read the rest here.