Have been working on a paper trying to prove that addictions are more than just strong desires. As part of the reading came across this particular difference. (will cite the source when I remember!)
Aspiration is when we hope for a better tomorrow and use all our time, talent and resources to achieve it. It is about making life better. Most scientific discoveries that have benefited humankind are all results of aspiration. Ambition, on the other hand, is when we hope not only to be better than ourselves, but to be better than all others.I came across this text in Harini Calamu's blog POV. Read the interesting text here. In her blog post, the author cites the reasons for BJP coming to power. She rightly proves what most know: The weakness of Congress and other parties is BJP's greatest strength!