Most of the people are motivated by their ambition. People can be crazy for their strong will, especially for money. In the poem “The Cremation of SamMcgee”， the speaker and his friend, Sam Mcgee, go to the Arctic to find the gold with a high risk of freezing to death. The village people want the mountain people’s treasure in the poem “One Tin Soldier”， so they do not care to start a war which lets thousands of people die. The philosopher’s stone, which can let people live entirely, exists in the world of Harry Potter, many wizards try to get it, even they know the big monster is guarding it. People lost a lot to reach their dreams, but they still keep trying.
SamMcgee is frozen to death on the way of finding gold; even he knows that the bad weather in Arctic can easily kills people. People sometimes do not even care how terrible the situation is, or, how dangerous it is to keep going. They are off their trolley and just go insane. SamMcgee and the speaker in the poem are crazy for the gold, and this leads to that one of them gives out his life.
Similarly, in “One Tin Soldier”， the village people go insane for the treasure. The war which is started between the village people and the mountain people is about the treasure, which they find out it is nothing but a piece of paper later. Many people die in the war, and they die for nothing. Unnecessary sacrifice has been made through the war, and even through the history. Some people do not care the result of the things that they have done to reach their ambition. There is nothing but desire in their mind.
Likewise, the desire of getting the Philosopher’s stone haunted in greedy wizards’ mind. The threaten of the big monster which is guarding it cannot stop them. The crude and rash lets many wizards die. It is true that to be bravery is a good thing sometimes, but if someone cannot notice the danger and keep moving on for the ambition, he or she will get into big trouble. The people who are chasing after their dreams and ambitions always become too fussy, so they put themselves into dangerous places.
People often become tired and exhausted during the way of chasing their desire, their dream to become wealthy. Is the money of all evil? People hurt each other for money. Or is it something desirable? People actually get what they want sometimes. It is good that to be brave to chase the dream, but never go insane and hurts others. Everything has a “degree”。 People should keep in the “degree” and do their best.