Can people be happy if they are not successful?

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    Karina9211posted 8 years ago

    Can people be happy if they are not successful?

  2. goldenpath profile image69
    goldenpathposted 8 years ago

    What is successful?  Money?  Social status?  Love?

    True success beyond the tangible and superficial realms of this world lies within.  It is that satisfaction that one's own path is truly fulfilling the measure of their being.  You can be happy living off of $8 an hour as long as you live within your means.  You can be happy by extending charity, love and understanding to those within your social circles rather than striving toward higher classes.  You can be happy even in times of lost love if you exercise that seed of faith that one is out there for you and that you will eventually find that person.

    In short, if your life is filling the measure of your spirit and being then yes, you are happy!

    1. LouCannon profile image76
      LouCannonposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Successful? The question of all time... Personally I think that it is a feeling that starts in your soul and takes over your entire life... There is no key element -- but an overall picture

  3. linky2010 profile image60
    linky2010posted 8 years ago

    Of course, failure is just a temporary defeat it doesn’t mean sadness or it’s the end of the world, it only means to strive further and to exert more effort.

  4. Research Analyst profile image81
    Research Analystposted 8 years ago

    happiness is the result of many things and once a person finds out what that is for them than it can not be measured by people, places or things.

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    jasper420posted 8 years ago

    happiness isnt defined by success rather than ones ablity to enjoy life based on there beliefs practices and attuide

  6. hearttalker profile image33
    hearttalkerposted 8 years ago

    I feel like if people are happy they are successful doesn't everyone feel successful when they are happy?

  7. sir_tallest profile image63
    sir_tallestposted 8 years ago

    everyone has his or her own definition on what success is and if they don't achieve it....there is no way they can be happy

  8. profile image59
    tina1234posted 8 years ago

    I think when i'm not successful, in general, i'm also happy, although sometime i'm not so happy, full with dispirited and failure.
    I like this quote " If you keep on failing at everything you do, don't view yourself as a failure. For you succeed at failing. So to succeed, one must fail at failure!"

  9. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 8 years ago

    of course you can. being happy is the greatest success a person can have. what i'd like to no is if being super rich gives a person happiness?

  10. Apostle Jack profile image60
    Apostle Jackposted 8 years ago

    You must be good at something in order to be happy.

  11. Sri T profile image77
    Sri Tposted 8 years ago

    Yes, look at India. Many of the holymen there live in total poverty and yet they are in ecstatsy. Happiness is an inner condition that does not depend on externals.


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