Vedanta says that your relations and connections ought to be an aid to you and not an obstacle. Everything you meet in this world should be a stepping stone instead of a stumbling block. Convert your stepping stone into a stepping one.
People are ambitious because they cannot go against the all possessing nature of the soul or true self.
… he owns nothing, but on his face you find the bloom of happiness, and you find his muscles so strong and his arms so well built. He goes about in such a happy, cheerful, jolly mood, humming tunes of joy.
The more you get, the more you become greedy, niggardly and less happy. Happiness lies not in accumulation of wealth but in content only.
– Swami Rama Tirtha