Happiness and Success. Are they intertwined?

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  1. grizelda profile image61
    grizeldaposted 6 years ago

    I wonder if successful people are really happy with their lives. Or if a very poor person can be truly happy. I have often heard other people defines happiness with success or success boils down to happiness, but if you really examine it closely, that is not the case so. Why did  successful people like marilyn monroe, Prince Albert of Edinburgh, Vincent Van Gogh, among others, committed suicide? How can we be successful and at the same time happy?

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      JaxsonRaineposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've been very poor, and I've done quite well. At both ends, I've been happy, but I've been happier when I've done well than when I've been poor. I'm just not capable of being happy all the time if I'm worried about how I'm going to feed my family.

      Money can remove some of the obstacles to happiness, but it's not a magic solution.

      1. grizelda profile image61
        grizeldaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah! That's the reality sometimes. How can u be happy if your tummy is empty.smile)

    2. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No.
      Happiness isn't about success. Happiness is a state of mind, which is about having an understanding about the richness you gain everyday through living and those who have an influence on you to improve upon yourself. You can be happy with your life and what you have in your life without having success.

      1. grizelda profile image61
        grizeldaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        wow! what an inspiring insight. I will try to live by that.smile Thanks for sharing.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I think a happy person has discovered the key to success.

    1. grizelda profile image61
      grizeldaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm...i'll try to discover that. I'm on my way...smile

 
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