What is your definition of "a successful life"?

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@arvee17 (730)
Philippines
December 13, 2006 12:15pm CST
Anyone who does better than expected is a success. If a high school dropout operates a business of his own, he is a success even if he is not rich. But if a man with inherited wealth and a good education merely holds his own without adding to the family inheritance, he is an economic failure even if he is the richest person in the world. As with other human situations, the answer is often subjective and hard to evaluate in a clear-cut manner. So what is your own definition of a successful life?
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@clavinee (119)
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
a successful life is when you make other people around you happy and contented with the life you are into now. with the type of life we have nowadays, it is so difficult to make some one contented. so our goal in life is not just to make money but to be contented with what we have. that is far difficult to do but we have to try.
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
14 Dec 06
You are right we do need to be more contented with what we have already accomplished so that we can do more and help others along the way.Happy Holidays.
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
14 Dec 06
To me a successful life would be a life where you have accomplished many things that you wanted to do rather you succeed or fail,would be irrelevant as long as you made the attempt.You also need to be happy and feel good about yourself and your accomplishments,as self esteem helps you to move on to the next idea.I have somewhat of a successful life but I have many other things to accomplish.So I beleive success can never be measured.
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• Philippines
14 Dec 06
when i finish my studies, have a good job and some one to spend the rest of my life with...
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@kitot5ht (35)
• Philippines
14 Dec 06
For me successful life is when you've reached all your dreams in life.
@arvee17 (730)
• Philippines
14 Dec 06
i think so too...
• Philippines
14 Dec 06
for me success mean is doing what makes u happy and at the same time your not hurting someone.
@wandale (95)
• United States
14 Dec 06
It seems to me that a successful life is one that fulfills as many facets of your abilities and talents as possible. A successful life is one where you get to build on your unique selection of talents. Since one of the talents that most people have is the ability to help others in some way, I think that a truly successful life almost always includes improving the world for some other people along the way.