Is it competing and winning?
Is it doing better in some way than those around you?
Is it making a lot of money?
Is it being recognised by your peer group or wider society for what you doing with your life?
The current prevailing paradigm tends towards quantifying success through money – a fat bank account equals success in the eyes of many. Does it matter if in earning that money one has polluted oneself, society and the wider web of life? Is a City trader taking home millions in bonuses more successful than a nature reserve warden or midwife taking home a below average income?
So often these days we ask people ‘what do you do?’ as if that is the best way to effectively measure the integrity of the person. And often we are impressed by people who are financially wealthy due to what they…
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