August 29, 2009 1:27pm CST
Is success measured by how wealthy you are, how many friends you have, what kind of job or career you have? Truthfully I think how happy a person is with ones life would define his or hers success. Do you agree?
• United States
29 Aug 09
trinale.. haven't heard from you lately! Nice to chat again! Although yo might not want to hear what I am going to say, but I am saying it anyway!!! Hard as I have worked at life and living..including the most current of yesterday when my husband got layed off his dream job of a life time...that lasted only 18 months...and being the first job of any structure he has had in the last 20 years...here's what life has taught me....sad but true. Friends mean nothing. They are nice to have around...and will hang around as long as you are convenient to them. When your problems get in their way or become to cumbersome for them to bother with... it is "see ya, wouldn't wanna be ya!". Friends come and go and often are not there when you need them. Job or career - if you are lucky enough to have one you like, that's great, but to have one you like and have one that supports you properly makes a big difference in your happiness. You might love going to work and working all day, but when you come home and see the bills mounting up... where's the happiness in that? I have scrimped and saved for 32 years and still, have nothing to my name due to the unemployment and low salaries. These last 18 months was the first time in 32 years that we had the income to qualify to buy a home... and what a great time to be able to qualify - when home prices are falling into the gutters!! Yessir-yyy.... but could I buy a home? No.. I qualified for a $350,000 mortgage loan, but could only afford the payment on $225,000 and that was pushing it. Why? house prices in the "affordable" range hardly fell at all out here in California. I have lived in this same area most of my life...east of LA, nothing but what has turnedinto a yuppy selfrighteious littel city. The only ones that fell were the ones that had inflated property values up to million plus dollars .. those tumbled to a mear $400,000. What can I afford for $225,000? A small delapidated trash heap that is over 40 years old and fallen down into nothing but a rat hole. Ain't sucess grand!!! And I'll also throw in money CAN buy happiness. It all depends on HOW you spend the money as to whether it makes you happy or breaks you! Okay, off my soap box!
• United States
30 Aug 09
Hey Coffee! It has been awhile. I do pop in here every now and then but I'm still around. I guess today's economy is making a lot of people look at how they define success...and I would imagine now that you bring it up...learning who their true friends are. I appreciate your soapbox commentary and it's not a matter of whether I like it or not, it's how you feel. But I bet through it all, you find a little success when you're kicking back with the grand kids, don't you? It's all about NOT missing the little things we've done in life. You've seen a lot, done a lot, accomplished much and have much wisdom to share with those who want to listen! Cheers, Stan
29 Aug 09
I dont think success is measured by the way a person earns.I think success is when a man/woman feels happy after achieveing something.Success is not when someone earns thousands of millions dollars but when he comes home he cannot give a proper smile to his wife or love his children.Success is not something when a man just earns for his happiness and does not even care to give something of his money as charity.