The Angle

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In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.

"In varying degrees do we hold the attainment of our goals. To some, ambitions are something to be shunned and avoided, the reasons for which we will allow someone of a greater authority to ponder. Some make a halfhearted attempt at achievement, greater the relief found in the termination of the experience than the despair of failure in the endeavor. Some put forth an honest effort, learning from failure, holding a new perspective, with new talents and abilities. And then there are some who will stop at nothing to achieve their lofty dreams, the fuel of their existence, an ever-elusive answer, idea, or thought. These are Babel's children, builders of the ivory towers."