Originally Posted by Dandy
Big hello to everyone,
I would like to hear your opinion on this subject. Do you have problems with showing your ambition ? I find sometimes very hard to talk with the people who are very curious to find out what are you up to. When I say the truth some of them act weird and they act judgmentally. Sometimes they try to point out that life is not only work, job, learning languages, learning a new skill etc...
I was one of the best students during my college years and I never understood why some people lied that they didn't study or work hard? On the contrary I was always saying that I must work if I wan't to be good (grow).
It is not bothering me too much, I have a wife and few really good friends but sometimes I am irritated that I can't be really me. I must pretend that I did some things accidentally (learned a foreign language by accident
) or something like that.
Thank you in advance for your opinion.
I do know that sometimes it is possible to come off as elitist or to sound holier-than-thou when talking about your personal ambitions for self-improvement to others.
When someone asks you how you have been doing, replying with something like "Just bettering myself everyday with acquiring new skills, learning new languages, and improving myself" sounds pretty strong for an everyday conversation.
It can also sound cocky because a lot of people try to talk about how great they are, or what they are trying to do, but their actions show otherwise.
Therefore, even someone with a genuine interest in self-improvement can come off that way. It's not necessarily true, just something that can happen.