And I still think this is an important aspect of human nature, but I'm realizing it is not the most important--it's just one facet of something a more complex.
For one thing, all this drive for creation, change and exploration and boundary breaking--this ambition--really needs to be interspersed with contentment.
And though we are definitely the most creative of animals, were also among the most social, and so I think I'd add community to creativity.
And closely related to community is compassion.
And then of course there's just pure enjoyment, hedonistic immersion in the moment, fun, and excitement--let's call it captivation.
A more balanced picture might look something like this:
So that's part of going for a better fit, I think--trying to hit all of those every day.