I, unlike our dear friend garli, am trying to reconcile myself with the fact that I have ambition. I want to be famous in my (small academic) field. I am moderate-level famous in my (even smaller subspecialty), but I want more. I have to realize that that’s ok. It can be one of my priorities to be famous in something most people do not care about. This can coexist with my other priorities (eating delicious food, creating community, watching tv, lifting, laughing at babies).