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If success is not
morally and meaningfully defined
before striving for it,
it could already be failure from the start.


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One Response to “Definition Of Success”

  1. Excellent observation.

    “Success” originally referred to achieving goals that outwardly embodied one’s native desires. The word became synonymous with enviable material gain when social values, enshrining commerce and accumulation, overrode wisdom. People soon no longer understood money to be only a means and not an end.

    Not morally and meaningfully defining “success” beforehand will almost invariably result in taking others’ goals as one’s own. Taking that route can waste a whole lifetime.

    But even after establishing a heartfelt and moral definition for success, how does one ensure that “striving for it” does not plunge oneself into craving? Is success obtained via craving true success at all?

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