Have you ever heard the phrase: “Looking a gifted horse in the mouth?” For those who do not know, it means not to criticize a gift even if you don’t like it very much. In my case, I took NO type of interest pertaining to computer technology and its uses. Initially, I even became a bit distraught with cellular phones, its gadgets, widgets, and everything else that goes with it.
I suppose as a middle aged woman, I became comfortable with the simplicity of a phone’s one and only use.
It’s a fact that A.I. plays a major role in today’s society in most of the world. I have come to learn that it can be considered a gift. Now I’m not saying that I love computers, I’ve just come to the place where I don’t shun them any longer. The apprehension of embracing computers was all in my head. I’m pleased to find that it’s not as bad as I thought it was.
I came across the above book at York College “Women’s Center.” It is refreshing to know that being ambitious has nothing to do with greed, but has everything to do with goals, achievements, and aspirations. Why should anyone become complacent when a goal is met? Aren’t there many goals to be set and satisfied in one’s lifetime whether it is great or small? Without setting goals for ourselves, boredom, listlessness, and eventually depression takes on a life of its own within our very beings. After working twenty plus years in the Post office than afterwards taking care of my elderly parents, I took a few years to relax and decide what my next goal was going to consist of.
The year of 2020 (perfect vision), I decided to set my goal by furthering my education and obtaining a B.A. in Journalism. I have one more semester to complete. This will be another goal met, and another goal in place! Would this be considered “Unapologetically Ambitious?”
Most adults have jobs which may very well fulfill their financial needs; however, there are many who do have careers which fulfill them not only financially, but emotionally and spiritually. During these times, I have noticed that “job” retirees have taken on careers that are more fulfilling than most of their time spent on their prior jobs.
Many people are unsatisfied with their jobs but are indeed looking a gift horse in the mouth. We must learn to be thankful for our Blessings. We may not think that what we have is grand or great, but in retrospect of what so many others lack, we are very fortunate. So let us all be aware when “Looking a Gifted Horse in the Mouth!”