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?
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.
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.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago
The topic of success is a highly contentious one. Many of us want and yearn to be successful. Well, that is not necessarily the case. Many of us only talk about success but oftentimes do not want to exert the effort necessary to obtain this success. ...
by ToraMyuu 8 years ago
Your happiness is intertwined with your outlook on life. What are your thoughts on this? (Please...answer in more than 6 sentences.)
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
Why do REBELLIOUS CHILDREN tend to be EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL in life as opposed to OBEDIENT CHILDRENwho don't EVEN achieve the SUCCESS LEVEL that the former does? Many noted celebrities e.g. Vanessa L. Williams and Madonna stated in their biographies/autobiographies that as children and...
by Matthew Adams 3 years ago
Is it socially unacceptable or frowned upon to be successful these days?I hear talk about wealth redistribution and the evils of the 1%, so I ask, is it wrong to be successful these days? Do we need to be mediocre so as to not irritate others?
by Erick Hernandez 5 months ago
I've been having a bad month. I've been to the hospital twice. I've behaved very bad, and I just lost a great deal of points. I'm now considered a fifty-thousand time triple permanent failure by a lot of my peers. I've lost my best friend, gained a friend, and have been demoted socially a trillion...
by TheBlondie 7 years ago
Which is more important: happiness or success?
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