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To Sayed: Success, my definition

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in response to reader comment: To Plato, let us first agree on the definition of success first.

Submitted by Plato (United Arab Emirates), Jul 21, 2007 at 06:22

Sayed, you wrote:

>>Dear Plato, let us first agree on the definition of success first. <<

I can begin by telling you what for me is not success. Having to spend an eternity in the presence of a jealous, vain and egotistical Being would for me be failure not very different from spending eternity being roasted in hell.

Success for me would be a life well-lived and being able to contribute towards all humans, whatever their beliefs, sex, race, language, achieving a similar life. Success would be a life not lived in fear of a phantom being's threats or succumbing to its inducements. Success woul be a life where I am solely responsible for my actions and not because of the will or wish of anyone else, however exalted.

What is your definition of success, Sayed?


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