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Old 03-20-2015, 05:45 PM   #1
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People say, "Be successful," but what does that mean?

I have met and hung around plenty of driven, motivated people who work all the time, drink a lot, and never see their family or friends, but they make a ton of money and drive a fancy car. Is that success?

What is success to you? Are you successful?

It's estimated that the "ideal income" is around $130,000-$150,000, and above that your life becomes too stressful. It is said you should stay busy with work, but have enough time to pursue your interests, travel, etc.

I think the American ideal of "success" is all mixed up. What do you think?

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Old 03-20-2015, 05:55 PM   #2
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Success... depends on your goals.

True success to me is happiness despite whatever material things you have, because that can be temporary. Your family could all die, your house and fancy car burned by fire, your money disappear... But no one can touch your mind, will, and drive. Only YOU can decide to be successful or not; it comes from within yourself.

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Old 03-20-2015, 05:58 PM   #3
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success - when one has everything one wants and needs.
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:01 PM   #4
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I would like to have a well paying job that let me do the things I wanted to do without having to worry about a mysterious problem forcing me into dept while also not working a million hours a week.

I don't think that'll happen though anytime soon
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:05 PM   #5
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:31 PM   #6
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Tried a thread like this once before... didn't work out

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1509784


You're starting at it all wrong, as it's clearly not about money (though depending on what your path is, you might need a lot to be effective). Success to me is just improving/mastering yourself, and putting in the GRIT 10,000 hours into whatever it is you find. Finding your calling in the world and pursuing it to make yourself something.


And not backing down when the path presents itself (like a pussy nihilist)
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:40 PM   #7
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success is entirely about money because capitalism rules us all

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Old 03-20-2015, 06:54 PM   #8
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for me, success will be when I have enough money to where

a) i dont have to look at price tags. if I like it, its mine

b) dont have to worry about stupid shit financially ruining me--ie, flat tire? just fix it. money doesn't even come to mind

c) i dont have to work. i can if i want to, but if i decide **** this im taking a 2 week vacation, i can with no issues whatsoever.
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:59 PM   #9
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i have Chinese food, i count that as a success
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:59 PM   #10
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for me, success will be when I have enough money to where

a) i dont have to look at price tags. if I like it, its mine

i'd quite like a private jet
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:02 PM   #11
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:12 PM   #12
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It's completely subjective to the individual.

I have material possessions and a good living. But I spend all of my time working and going to school, so I don't really have time to get out and meet people.

So to some, I may be successful because of my job and house and possessions, but to others, because of my lack of a significant other or anyone who could potentially be one, I might not be successful.

In my own mind, success isn't a status, but a difficult-to-reach, all-encompassing goal that includes financial stability, family/companionship, and the possessions that you take pride in for the sake of a hobby.
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:22 PM   #13
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Success is being happy.

That might be money to buy you stuff, travelling, helping others, or simply being involved in a loving relationship.

So it depends on the individual to me. I need a mix of several things to make me happy, and therefore successful. I'm not particularly happy right now so I am not successful in my opinion
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:24 PM   #14
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I am so unsuccessful if you apply any of these definitions to my life.

I'm actually quite sad now.
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I am so unsuccessful if you apply any of these definitions to my life.

I'm actually quite sad now.


Dude. Your sig isn't ****ing lying.
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I am so unsuccessful if you apply any of these definitions to my life.

I'm actually quite sad now.


dude, order Chinese or Indian food, boom, instant success
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:37 PM   #17
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:41 PM   #18
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dude, order Chinese or Indian food, boom, instant success

I have dim sims in the freezer, I'll steam a couple of those. but that's the best I can do right now, mainly because I don't have the money to get more food.
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:18 PM   #20
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