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Old March 22 2013, 10:34 PM   #16
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Re: How Do You Define Success In Life?

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I define success as being me.

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Old March 22 2013, 11:24 PM   #17
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I would define it as finding contentment and stability. And being satisfied with it.
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Old March 22 2013, 11:33 PM   #18
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I think you're the only person with a large ego that I actually like.
That's because my ego is actually pretty nice!
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Old March 23 2013, 09:00 AM   #19
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Re: How Do You Define Success In Life?

I have never thought about the word success as something to aim for. I've always associated it with stuff other people kill themselves to achieve.
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Old March 23 2013, 09:30 AM   #20
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To be happy and content with your life.
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Old March 23 2013, 05:04 PM   #21
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Re: How Do You Define Success In Life?

I think I would define success as living a happy and meaningful life. It's really easy to get wrapped up in matters that are ultimately trivial - money, status, material objects, hollow relationships, etc. A lot of time can be wasted doing things that ultimately don't make us happy, but we think it will/should. I've recently realized that I want to do something that matters and I want to have relationships that are important, carry value and are meaningful. Finding love and embracing it.
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Old March 23 2013, 07:31 PM   #22
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I think I would define success as living a happy and meaningful life. It's really easy to get wrapped up in matters that are ultimately trivial - money, status, material objects, hollow relationships, etc. A lot of time can be wasted doing things that ultimately don't make us happy, but we think it will/should. I've recently realized that I want to do something that matters and I want to have relationships that are important, carry value and are meaningful. Finding love and embracing it.
In my opinion, money's only trivial to people who have enough of it that they don't worry from day to day where it's going to come from. It also depends on the situation. For example, being sad, stressed out, and depressed because you can't buy a brand new stereo (even if your old one works perfectly fine) would be trivial. Being depressed, stressed out, and sad because you can't afford your insulin, even though you have a full time job, that's not so trivial. Money isn't happiness, but it can help you buy things that remove roadblocks to happiness. Knowing your family will eat, have a place to sleep, clothes to wear, and medicine for their ailments goes a long way to securing some peace of mind.
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Old March 23 2013, 08:57 PM   #23
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^ Obviously when people say "money doesn't matter" they aren't saying it's awesome to be some starving kid in Africa. They mean money doesn't matter once you've achieved financial security.
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Old March 23 2013, 11:27 PM   #24
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Re: How Do You Define Success In Life?

People's definition of financial security can vary. I know mine is dramatically lower than a lot of people who stress over really really wanting a new bathroom or car or saying the MUST have a holiday.
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Old March 23 2013, 11:44 PM   #25
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Your life will be more comfortable if you have money but it won't necessarily make you happier.
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Old March 23 2013, 11:53 PM   #26
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It will make you happier if as J. Allen listed you couldn't afford medicine or to eat prior to getting it.
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Old March 23 2013, 11:57 PM   #27
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^ Obviously when people say "money doesn't matter" they aren't saying it's awesome to be some starving kid in Africa. They mean money doesn't matter once you've achieved financial security.
Then money matters.
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Old March 24 2013, 12:17 AM   #28
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I have to go with J and teacake on this one. The only people who say money can't buy happiness are those who've never really been poor.
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Old March 24 2013, 12:22 AM   #29
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if you can go to sleep at night and feel happy with your life then thats success.

if you find yourself not feeling happy, then when you wake up, do something about it. sort of my half-arsed philosophy

and if money can't buy happiness, it can stave off misery.
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Old March 24 2013, 12:24 AM   #30
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if you find yourself not feeling happy, then when you wake up, do something about it. sort of my half-arsed philosophy
Like drinking? Or posting..
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