I'm a lot more ambitious than people around me and how I just can't relate with them because they have no aspirations, don't plan long term, etc.(I go to a non-target state school) It got me thinking about why I'm so professionally focused and want to get into a top firm and want to get this prestige.
It's like I know it's meaningless but I still can't help but want it and go after it. Is because I subliminally want to make my parents proud? Is it because I feel like this is the only way I can prove to myself that I'm smart or accomplished?
Why do we want to succeed so bad or to "make it" ? I'm not asking for an answer that applies to everyone, just wanted to get your personal perspective.
I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with pursuing success and prestige. But are we really after that or how that makes us feel and will that really help us ever achieve it?
Also is there any way to escape this drive to follow this path of accomplishment after accomplishment? Idk, I'm probablt in the wrong place as we're all so driven in that way.