It’s a temptation, it’s an intoxicant, it is a trap. It is a sedative, it is addictive. It is seductive and it is appealing. We don't normally look at it that way, but what begins an assumption becomes a right; what starts as an occupation, preoccupies us. It is the drug, the drink, the engine of open, stable economies.
I refer to success. Success; the all pervasive assumption and ability of contemporary modern men and women. We believe we have a right to it, whatever it is, at whatever cost. We never question its validity. If we do not experience success in one way, we will pursue success in another way. Success equals life. What is a life without success? Success is life, because success in life is life.
You ask a man on the street to define success. He would define it in terms of prestige, power, and possessions or in some combination of them.
Is success really what you need to be successful?