People want to be writers. Storytellers may be the true aspiration, though.
To be a teller of tales that inspire, excite, and provoke is the goal. What brought this aspiration? Its genesis is in our own experiences with great tales; those books, films, that provided escape, inspiration, belief and relief stayed with us.
The aspiration to be a great storyteller is a form of paying it forward. If done well, our stories will ignight the passions of the next generation — whatever they may be.
Is there any goal more worthy?