Friday, March 09, 2012

Does Ambition Shorten Your Life?

Fortune reports about a new study conducted by Professor Timothy Judge of the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.   Judge examined 717 highly ambitious individuals born in the early 1900s.  They went to top schools, embarked on high-status careers, and made a great deal of money. 

He compared them to a control group of people who did not exhibit the same level of ambition.  Judge found that, "Despite their many accomplishments, ambitious people are only slightly happier than their less-ambitious counterparts, and they actually live somewhat shorter lives."  

Hmmm... food for thought indeed.  When we strive to accomplish great things, do we sometimes make lifestyle and health choices that may be detrimental to us?  

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