Weighing success?

@choybel (5059)
Philippines
February 12, 2010 10:54am CST
In the world we live today, people often judge as by the degree of education we have attained, amount of money we earn, brand of materials we use and wear, house we live in, people we live with or surround ourselves with, and many other exterior criteria. Moral aspects barely matters. How would you rate success?What are more important factors to be considered?
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@peavey (15113)
• United States
12 Feb 10
I think success can be measured by the amount of contentment an individual has. Money or fame or whatever, won't make a person happy and satisfied with his life. I think you can be rich on very little money and poor on very much money. If you have a big, expensive house, what good is it if there is envy and fighting and bitterness in the people who live there? Or, as a wise man once said, "What good is it to gain the whole world and lose your own soul?"
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@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
14 Feb 10
I have been thinking of this too, we always relate wealth with happiness and security though that we get blind with ambition. Definitely no good to gain the whole world losing your soul in the process. Thanks for this insight.
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• Philippines
14 Feb 10
Success for me would be how much he lived up to his purpose as a person. How he did things for God's glory.. how he touched lives and reached out to so many people. Whatever job he is into, or social status he belongs, I believe our two most important responsibilities here on earth is to help each other and spread God's message above all :) I believe all are created equal, no one's less, nor a person has more because the fact that we are capable to serve means we are all created equal. Even the seemingly "unprivileged" person has something to give. For me, it can be an insight from his experiences, or his contentment despite his financial depravity. All are also equal when it comes to blessings, we just don't fail to realize it because all are focused on material wealth. Haha so going back to your question, again I believe that ultimate success lies on how he spread God's word and reached out to people for God's glory. :) In the end, that's all that matters-- 1. How we did things for Christ and for people. Take care and God bless!
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
I definitely agree on your view of success, it's sad to know though that others have a more materialistic approach to it.
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