Is Money a Measure of Success?
For most people in our modern-capitalism world, money is the first thing, and sometimes the only thing that measures success in their life. Money can buy power, fame and time. Sometimes money can even buy a life. So money has become the first common goal for everybody. However, there is something else that can be the measurement of success in life. One important thing that defines success in our lives is our careers. With different careers, we will have different goals and measurements of our success. Success in human life is often measured by numbers and awards. If you are an athlete maybe it is the number of tournaments or the number of matches you have won. In almost every career there is money involved, and maybe that is the reason why people always look at money as primary measurement of their success, they can easily compare it with the others. Besides those measurements we can compare them with other people or let other people measure our success, sometimes just accomplishing our wishes or dreams can be measures of success in our lives. The common goal in people’s life is to be peaceful and happy. Being the richest man in the world does not mean you are the happiest man in the world. So another measurement of success is how happy your life is. In addition, as times change, the measurement of success in life also changes. For examples, wealth, the thing that many people use to judge success in one’s life, is changing when time has passed. Thousands of years ago when humans were still a cavemen, it might have been how big you cave was. Hundreds of years ago it might have been how big your land was. Today it is how much money is in your bank account, so maybe in the future it might be something else. In conclusion, the measurement of success in your live can be many things. It just depends on time, what goals...
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