One aspires to prove something. Another is ego-driven to show off. Another believes that he or she is talented and with that talent can make loads of money. Another aspires to fame... Then come drugs, tranquilizers, sleeplessness, tiredness and fatigue.
Not all aspirations carry negatives. One aspiration draws the power of restoration and healing. Reading a book about God's kingdom and about the laws that govern it can get your feet off the ground. This flight is quite enjoyable, relaxing and yes, uplifting.
A God inspired person digs the eternal. A fame and wealth inspired person seeks to make a mark on this temporary life never realizing that many of these marks will be completely erased from memory. History will also be gone.
The subconscious desire for true immortality is in us all, but what we lack is inspiration and then the aspiration to attain it.