Success is nothing if you're successful in the eyes of your parents.

September 6, 2012 8:32am CST
Exactly what the title says. Somebody once told me. No matter how rich you become, if your parents aren't proud of what you do, then other being proud won't mean nothing or as much. This is what I think... what about you?
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@BigMoney25 (1109)
• Philippines
22 Sep 12
I don't think you should get your parents involved with your success. Dont listen to what they have to say about it, what's important is your success not anybody's opinion. I respect my parents but I will not let there words bother me or occupy me. For me I am successful and there's nothing they can do about it.
• Philippines
23 Sep 12
i agree, because you might have different goals than your parents and your definition of success might not be the same as them. i think parents should just be happy that their children are doing what they love and excel in it, as long as they did it with their own honest efforts and that it benefits or is a positive influence to other people. for example, i would be prouder if i had a daughter who crosses rivers to be a nurse or teacher to indigenous people, than a son who is a big time but corrupt politician with several mistresses.
• Philippines
6 Sep 12
I believe that I have always made my parents proud of me... When I was young, I had been my Mom's apple of the eyes. She would always applaud on all the achievements I did. Ahhh... I miss my Mom so much. I strive hard in life.. because I want to tell the whole world..that my Mom trained me, and that's she's the reason for my success.
6 Sep 12
Hi and thanks. Thats nice to hear...and you keep on pushing. She would be proud too im sure. U sound strong! :)
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
6 Sep 12
Ever since i was young, i associated success with making my parents proud. That's my definition of success. That's why i took the course that they wanted for me. I tried to be what my father wanted me to be.
6 Sep 12
Yes sir. Its pretty hard lol. But yh i think it all just comes in time.
@subhojit10 (7382)
• India
6 Sep 12
Hey thanks a ton for sharing such an inspiring thought. Well i totally agree to your point. Our parents are our biggest critic and our biggest supporter. If they are happy with our achievements and status, then we should assume that we have achieved everything in our life. A smile on their face means that they are very much happy and that is success. What say?
6 Sep 12
Yeah true. At the moment, they are my critics. But im only 19 so....i still have a few years left. and thank u for commenting. Yeah and I know I would want to be proud of my son or daughter. It's a different case if somebodies parents wanted their child to be something like a doctor...when the child wants to be am engineer or something. But that's another story.
• United States
6 Sep 12
those apply for the rich people i think. i don't care if my parents weren't proud *actually they are hahaha* of what i achieve, as long as im happy of what im doing and im happy with it...
6 Sep 12
Yeah thats a fair point too. Otherwise we would all be stressed focused on our parents.!
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
We all have that group of people, or that one person that we offer our successes too. No matter how much we try, even if we say we are doing it for ourselves - we know deep down in our hearts there is always other people who puts us always in focus and would want to thrive harder. The thing is that when we are successful... even if our parents aren't telling us or aren't showing us how proud they are.. if they see that we are offering it to them... large or small... grand or simple achievements.. our parents will never be able to deny the fact that they are happy for us.. thus in turn gives them the feeling or sense of pride.
• India
6 Sep 12
Hi friend, i agree with your quote, as a son it is our duty to keep our parents happy as well as make them to be proud about us, our success must surely gives proud to our parents as well as our self.