I Do Not See Wealth As Success

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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

    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
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2009

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 21, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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


    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
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 22, 2014

    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


    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...
    61-65, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2008

    “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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2014

    From being homeless twice I learned just what

    it means to only get what you need. Success to me comes from the mind. Not material things or money.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 23, 2016

    Exactly The Opposite Of Success Is Being Rich In This World

    Thought1 Thought1
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2009

    There are only two things I have been

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

    This Mostly Depends On The Type Of Wealth Lol

    Thought1 Thought1
    Jan 1, 2010

    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
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Apr 6, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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

    trump has no idea what to do with a nation ,

    he just wants to play building blocks with brick and make property look good bearing his name,he wants nothing more than a home grown sweatshop
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jan 22, 2016


    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

    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

    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
    36-40, M
    Aug 5, 2014


    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

    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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