driven to attain it

NewAmerica

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Does it here refer to something? Or refer to glory?

Thanks in advance

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Although he consciously may think he wants something, he is in actuality driven to attain it. “The need for glory has him in its clutches.” The glory that drives him operates in complete disregard for his best interests, or the best interest of others. His actions aren’t driven by what he truly wants, but by what he must do in order to avoid unpleasant emotions. A central feature of this compulsiveness is itsindiscriminateness:

-Scientific American

Source:

Donald Trump's Real Ambition
 
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