Thursday, December 11, 2008

Measuring success: Yet another random thought.

I get so annoyed when people measure success by how much money someone has. Yes money is a great thing to have, and I mean hell, who doesn't want to be able to provide for themselves and their family? I'm sure nobody WANTS to live pay check to paycheck. Yet and still, that is the reality of many people, and I would by lying if I said money doesn't matter!
However, I have been increasingly disturbed by how many people seem to think that having money makes you successful! Successful by whose standards? In my opinion, money does not equal success, (especially if you are not doing something you love to do).
I for one, know a good amount of people who have bookoo money but are MISERABLE! What is the point of having money if you don't even have the time to enjoy it? What is the point of putting your children in the "best" school money can buy, if you don't even know what is going on in their day to day lives? Although I am in college myself, I get soooo sick of people always throwing their college degrees in the faces of people who lack one. Your degree makes you better than who? NO ONE!
Too often, people use economic status, professional position, or past accomplishments etc. to define success.
These things are no doubt great achievements, but they are not the end all be all. I have even heard some of my personal associates put their nose down to my other friends because they have not achieved what society equates to success.
What I want to know is who the hell died and made YOU president? Sometimes we are so busy living up to standards others set for us, that we forget what is really important.... happiness, and living life to it's fullest!
Success is in the eye of the beholder. Set your own standard for success and let NO ONE dictate how YOUR life should be.

Just a thought for the day.


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  3. Great points! I see myself as successful, but I'm sure others may not. It only matters that I am living a happy life :)
    Great post!


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