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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    Yikes,
    What causes our success in life. Is it playing by others rules (work hard put in your time and hope someone gifts you opportunity). Is it playing by our own (stopping at nothing to create your own opportunity despite the conflict, competition, and opposition this approach brings).
    Well - I think I understood the first post

    Success is whatever we want it to be and it seems like defining what that is for us as individuals is the key. I think we are overly influenced by the materialistic culture that we're part of. We are somewhat brainwashed by media. I think our views on what success is are often skewed, off-kilter, and frequently unhealthy. That has been my personal experience anyway. What really matters and why does it really matter? Tuesdays With Morrie was a good book that may give some ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander29 View Post
    Success is whatever we want it to be...
    Rather, success is defined for us by our culture.

    Only a raw narcissist could think that success is whatever we want it to be.

    Success is simply a cultural imperative.

    And almost all of us follow this imperative without thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    That is my goal!

    Lol, I suppose it is a silly question. I just damn myself for not knowing the answers.
    Oh bless ya .. Well coming from someone who is incredibly impatient .. We do have a lifetime to figure out these questions but also if we are infact putting to much emphesis on these questions in the first place ..

    Now would be a perfect time to quote taoism

    Easy is right. The right way to go easy is to forget the right way and forget that the going is easy.

    Lol

    How about we just find the moments where we can laugh, both in the face of sadness and joy. Apparently laughter is the key to happiness.

    Or maybe i am just spouting rubbish
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander29 View Post
    Well - I think I understood the first post

    Success is whatever we want it to be and it seems like defining what that is for us as individuals is the key. I think we are overly influenced by the materialistic culture that we're part of. We are somewhat brainwashed by media. I think our views on what success is are often skewed, off-kilter, and frequently unhealthy. That has been my personal experience anyway. What really matters and why does it really matter? Tuesdays With Morrie was a good book that may give some ideas.
    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Rather, success is defined for us by our culture.

    Only a raw narcissist could think that success is whatever we want it to be.

    Success is simply a cultural imperative.

    And almost all of us follow this imperative without thinking.
    Adequately enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saslou View Post
    Now would be a perfect time to quote taoism

    Easy is right. The right way to go easy is to forget the right way and forget that the going is easy.
    Hahahaha. I believe it's an existential pun! That was marvelous!
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