What does the saying "Get ahead in life" mean to you, is it ever possible to really get ahead?
As a young boy I was always raised with the mentality that making certain sacrifices is a necessary evil in order to get ahead in the game of life. But what does getting ahead really mean, exactly at what cost will it take to get ahead, who exactly am I competing against, and when all is said and done; is it worth it?
I've never put much thought into it until recently, but every person measures success in different ways, do we not? Socially, financially, physically, spiritually, academically, etc.
I've always been told by several friends, family, coworkers etc; that financially, I'm in pretty good shape. No debt, respectable savings, but the things I've had to do to get where I am today leaves me wondering at night, was it all worth it? The result of "getting ahead" in one aspect of my life has left me leagues behind in other aspects of life when compared to another person of my age. Especially socially, I always feel like I've missed out on so much.. Dating, partying, etc.