What makes a person successful? Is it the type of car they drive? Is it the house in which they live? Is it how much money they make? We live in a capitalistic society; therefore, money is the biggest motivator for most people. One may feel that he/she is not successful until they are able to purchase most things that their heart desires. Afterall, who doesn't like money, right?
Are you successful? I think the proper question is: are you happy? If you are happy, then I would say that you are successful. Happiness comes from many things. Maybe it's being able to come home to a wonderful family that does it for you. Perhaps it's your hobby or being able to do what you love that keeps you smiling. You see, money shouldn't validate your existence. I know people who would trade all of their riches for better health....a spouse....a child, the list goes on.
I know that the definition of success is different for each individual. However, I don't think it should be measured by how much money you have in the bank.
What do you all think?
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