We’ve all heard many iterations of “the world is divided into two types of people” meme.
I would say the world is divided into people who give up and go home when they knock on a door and are turned away, and those who take a deep breath, square their shoulders, and head to the next door.
It’s okay to sit on the doorstep and cry a little or go get a hot fudge sundae before you try the next door, but it’s not okay to go home.
“I’ve said I really don’t believe that that’s something I will do again.”
Hillary Clinton to Baba Wawa, when asked about running for Prez in 2016.
Back when I was a freshman at Wellesley, and Hillary was a junior, students there were already talking about her as the first woman president. I was 16, and what did I know, but I had never met someone who was just such pure ambition, who seemed to want power for the sake of power, rather than for trying to accomplish something policy-wise. Many years have passed, but I don’t believe that such consuming ambition just burns itself out without trying again and again for the goal.