Interpreting Success

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What is success?

Submitted: April 23, 2016

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What is success? And what is the barometer for measuring a case that has resulted in the fulfillment of it? Most people would conclude that the achievement of a goal -- a worthy goal (a goal inclined to goodness) -- is met in order to etch out the mark of success. But can it be said of success that the meeting of goals is not what determines success alone? To wit: is there not a societal standard that decides which goals are and are not in their achievement successful? Surely it cannot be that someone who carries out the aspiration to mass murder would be viewed in the eyes of society as anything other than decidedly unsuccessful. But individual success is not under the influence of kindly convictions. That which is palpable to desire is what those who achieve desire determine to abide. The conceptual "good" vs. "evil" do not themselves compel those driven to succeed, because the successful do not value their desires based on another's evaluation of them.


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