Aspiration, Meaning, & The Traps of Ambition

A Book Review of Agnes Callard’s Aspiration

Paul Millerd
Published in
12 min readOct 26, 2020

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To others, I made a bold decision to quit my job and chart a different course in 2017. Yet in my own experience of the event, there was no singular moment or decision made. This disconnect between my own experience and the narrative of bold all-or-nothing leaps has mystified me and driven a lot of my own writing…

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