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I Do Not See Wealth As Success

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    I Know People Who Have Millions

    ...and I have almost nothing. Materially. But I have the world when it comes to satisfaction and love from my family and friends. I love what I do, I'm preparing to become an English Teacher. I dropped out of law school, where some of my fellow students couldn't...
    chancesbreathe chancesbreathe 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    What Is Success?

    I see success in the poor helping the poor, the happiness of a soul who lives a simple but rich life, not bound by the trappings of wealth." some of the most profound people i have ever met, have been poor. but their souls were more rich than any jewell! that is a successful life...
    shenightowl shenightowl 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    Success

    I do not see wealth as success, wealth only comes after you are successful. A successful person to me; is a person whom has set off to do something and they're actively working towards their goal. This is true in business and in life in general. I heard this in a message recored...
    thecoffeeman thecoffeeman 26-30, M Jul 1, 2012

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    Hollywood

    Wealth is not sucess. Wealth is only money. Money brings no happiness as we see in our Hollywood stars who live, love, laugh, and be happy if thats what you call it. Wealth has not brought them happiness. It has brought nothing but material wealth but when it comes to good...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2008

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    WEALTH DOES NOT EQUAL SUCCESS IN LIFE There is

    a common misconception out there that wealth = success. In today’s capitalistic society, we often measure our success and self-worth by our assets and income. Those that have the fancy BMW are somehow perceived as more successful than those with a Honda Accord. It is an easy...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M May 22, 2014

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    Great Quote...

    ... that i got in a fortune cookie awhile ago:'There is only one success- to be able to live your life in your own way.'I like it....
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 24, 2011

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    Wealth As A Trap

    It's has been and will always be. Because wealth can lead you to heartbreaks, in various forms.  Wealth comes to a waste when you're found to be a prisoner of Drugs/liquor, Gambling and a bad wife.
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 9 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    I Measure Success By Other Factors

    Sadly only I and a strange looking chick (as in chicken)called jaffacake do not measure success by wealth. That is a sad indictment on the human population. Success should be measured by such things as: How many true friends you have What you have done to help other people in...
    k1nudey k1nudey 41-45, M 8 Responses Oct 21, 2008

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    “This planet has –

    or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because...
    Tsukimi Tsukimi 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2014

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    I do see wealth as a success,

    but your not only successful if you have money. I am going to be a psychologist and they make decent money.. I will have worked hard towards this and with many years of schooling, my wealth is much deserved. It isn't my success though, helping others will be my success. If that...
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F 1 Response May 21, 2014

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    I Agree With Ralph..

    This encouraging poem is attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson "In Search of Success"             Success     To laugh often and much;      to win the respect of intelligent people  ...
    vintj vintj 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2009

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    Por.n Stars.

    When i think of wealth=success, i think  of Jenna Jamison or Jesse Jane..they're degrading their bodies..prostitutes on film basically, i'm more than sure that they're wealthy or VERY comfortable. That does not equal success..what are they successful in? Sucking off 20 men...
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2009

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    Happiness

    My definition of success simply equates to overall happiness. Someone who impresses me as genuinely content and pleased with most aspects of their life is a person I'd think of as successful. The how and why of it may always be beyond my understanding if we've chosen drastically...
    Powderblue Powderblue 36-40, F Apr 13, 2011

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    This Mostly Depends On The Type Of Wealth Lol

    THAT IS WHY SO MANY ENVY ME. THERE IS WEALTH U CAN NEVER BUY
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Jan 1, 2010

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    My Measure

    Winston Churchill: We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. This is how I measure success. A life well lived.
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    The worst part of success is trying to find

    someone who is happy for you....
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Jan 16

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    There are only two things I have been

    successful at. And even those were not my doing.
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 4 Responses May 9, 2014

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    Money Rules Or At Least Iit Seems

    Lived my whole life under a wealthy adoption family. All i see is dollar signs i dont believe that you can be happy without money ive tried. People listeten to you wen you have cash and girls are attracted to it.
    honest1992 honest1992 18-21, M Oct 24, 2012

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    Wealth Does Not Inspire Success

    Success may be measured by what one has overcome to achieve that success, not what one has achieved. I am successful when I achieve what I have set out to achieve, even if only to apply my eyeliner in a straight line. I am even more successful, however...
    psyko psyko 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2009

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    "Health Is Wealth"

    My Dad says this all the time. What's the point in being rich if you're in chronic pain all of the time?  Most people would give up a fortune to be cured of serious illnesses.
    Sanctity Sanctity 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2009

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    Plain Old Greed !!

              Wealth is nothing but greed. We came into this world with nothing. So why do we need wealth and material things ?
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 26 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    Wealth to Me

    Wealth to me, is a sunset, a sun rise. The love of a woman, the sound of children at play and unafraid. The measure of wealth a fine meal with loved ones, a surf to ride. The feel of wealth a warm breeze in your face and hair. The sound of wealth is fine music in your ear to...
    jadecrow jadecrow 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    I see a lasting legacy

    as success. A series of books i can live comfortably off of and children are so much greater to me than extreme wealth.
    sqwerly sqwerly 31-35, M Aug 5, 2014

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    Like They Say "money Isn't Everything

    I have always believe that money isn't everything, being happy with what you do is important, to accomplish your goals and dreams, that is what success is. Getting money for it is a bonus. Being successful in life is being happy with what you accomplish!
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2010

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    Success: The Life And Death

       Life is a beautiful place to be. Society, is a different story. I've seen the darkest of hearts and the brightest of souls. I've shared drinks with celebrities and I was taught with royalty among my peers. There is nothing that separates me from them. There is nothing that...
    Spyderz Spyderz 26-30, M Jan 10, 2011

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    Exactly The Opposite Of Success Is Being Rich In This World

    AND THEY ALL GET SO MUCH ANGRY WHEN I TELL THEM THE TRUTH
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 2 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    I know the secret to what success truly means;

    to be successful in this world is to seek, find and love God then trust him and let him guide you to your path so you can do his will and return home to him when he brings you back. That is success.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 5, 2014

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