January 24th, 2013
In our society today, mainstream media have successfully convinced many of us into accepting a false and morally meaningless definition of success. Sellers want us to believe that receiving an enormous paycheck, living in a luxurious house, and owning all of the latest equipment is the key to happiness and success. In real life, we all know there comes a lot more to being a truly successful individual. True success necessitates esteem, gratitude, honesty, patience, and persistence. All of these necessities to becoming successful are not traits we are born with, but things we strive to attain while becoming the best that we can be. Marketers want us to believe that living a pricey, well-appointed life, involving nothing but the quest for money will bring us success, fame and happiness. Truthfully, they just want us to buy their product and really do not care if we have a successful life or not. Although money can buy us temporary happiness and comfort, it takes much more inner emotion to live a sensible, successful life. To gain intelligence and become respectfully educated, you must work hard and be committed to your studies. There is no money involved in that. Money cannot buy you love and a healthy, devoted relationship. That comes with dedication, patience, and commitment. All the money in the world cannot buy good manners and politeness. The gift of patience, gratefulness, family and friendship, bravery, and kindness are all things you cannot buy. All of these mannerisms are crucial characteristics of a successful life. Money has blinded our society from the chase of personal success by luring us into temptation and exploitation. On the contrary, status in society and money are hardly ever equal with success. We have had so many train wreck celebrities including Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan who both were living the high life with millions of dollars and stardom, and yet still had many...