Avoid Ambitious People

OSHO International
3 min readFeb 22, 2022

The Inferior Person Tries to Prove That He Is Not Inferior

“Who is a loud person? And why is a certain person loud in the first place? The person who feels deep down inferior is always loud.

“He is afraid that if he is not loud you will see his weakness, if he is not loud you may be able to see his inferiority; if he is not loud he may be exposed. By being loud he creates smoke around himself: he hides behind his loudness.

“Alfred Adler’s insight is right when he says that all politicians basically suffer from inferiority complexes. Unless somebody suffers from an inferiority complex he will not go into politics. Politics is loud, very loud, very noisy and very aggressive.

“They are empty, they have nothing. You cannot learn anything from them. On the contrary they will distract your mind. They will give their stupid ideas to you. They will advise you and guide you. They will advise you and guide you. They have reached nowhere, they know nothing, but they will pretend that they are wise, they will pretend that they have arrived. They will pretend all kinds of things.

“The inferior person tries to prove that he is not inferior.
He wants to hide his inferiority by becoming a prime minister, by becoming a president, by having much money, by conquering the world.”