WHAT IS SUCCESS?


We had different definitions of success as we aged. When I was 5, success is about being a doctor or a lawyer. When I reached 15, success is about having a big house and expensive cars. When I entered college, many things have changed. Especially my perception about things. Before I graduate many things have been addling in my mind: What will I do after college? What my first step should be? What I want in life? What path should I take? What is success?
There is a part of me who wants a big fancy house and expensive car, to travel the world while eating in sophisticated restaurants but there is also a part of me who just want to give up society, live in a tree house and appreciate the world at its simplest. There are people who are so rich that they don’t know where to spend their money but they are still unhappy. There are people who is so known and popular but still they don’t feel successful. Then I observe the people around me. My family, my friends, elder people and think what can be their source of happiness and fulfillment. I realized that success can’t be measure by money and material things but rather the passion you shared and real things you lived by. 
It is not wrong to dream big, of course we only have one life, let’s make the best out of it. But you should never forget that you should work because it’s your passion not just because of the salary. That’s one thing I promised to myself, I will do my best to stay passionate. Maybe we don’t really need to prove ourselves to the whole world, maybe all you need are “some” people to share with.
And I want to share with you guys what I’ve seen yesterday while browsing on facebook:
"The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peace makes, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as our culture defined it." - David W. Orr, Earth on Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect.
Instead of “sharing”, we always aim to “show” something to people.Let us start counting the real things we’ve done and not the money we,ve earned.

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