Can you really have success without money

United States
June 12, 2008 4:19am CST
I don't really believe even if one "feels" they are a success that they can ACTUALLY Be a success without money. Without money you cannot LEND YOURSELF OUT, because there's nothing left. With money you can help more people without becoming drained by them. So then you both win, and your not left emptied.. tell me what you think is the main factor that defines being a success to you.
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@paid2write (5201)
12 Jun 08
I don't relate success with having a lot of money. Some people are born rich, others inherit it or win it. Having money and possessions does not make someone a success. A wealthy person can have a poor life. If I have only just enough money to live on, that does not mean I am a failure. I can be successful in other ways, in things I have achieved in life that don't involve money. I can feel rich and successful even if when I have little money and few possessions. I have skills and knowledge. I have survived many bad things that have happened to me. I have done things I am proud of and I have achieved things I never thought I would ever be capable of, so I think in those ways I can call myself a success.
@xplp211 (256)
• China
12 Jun 08
There is many levels to define success. Money is just one of them, not the only one and not the important one. I am not able to climb a tree. If one day, I do that, that is a success. And money is not involved. This is a little success but it is. Without money, I can do almost all the things to help more people. I can give them advice, give them informatin about what they need, give them my labor, or share with them their happiness. These are all help to them. I can even donate my bone marrow to the patient. Money is still not involved. There are too many things money can not achieve. Success is always without money.
• United States
13 Jun 08
i like your tone with this topic. I just have given till i am nearly on the street myself...and that does not feel like being a success to me...having no money to care for myself is not being a success so i make it in this world today, definately you must have a little money or very very very generous friends. Success to me i being able to buy a soda once a month as a treat for taking care of myself and not spending it on needless or ego based purchases.. I do like your points... thanks again.
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@xplp211 (256)
• China
17 Jun 08
Thank you very much to choose my response as the best response. It is the first best response for me. I am very happy for that!
@shamzy18 (2319)
6 Aug 08
money does help success in some ways but success can be achieved without money
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
Anyone can be successful even without money. You just have to believe in yourself and the things that you do.