"Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little
and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more."
-- Charles Caleb Colton
"The truth is that relative income is not directly related
to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show
that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person's
belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others."
-- Arthur C Brooks
This is another way to say that success is all in the mind, because it is. There is no such thing as success; or rather, everyone is a success. We can even be a success at failure, just to play with the whole concept a bit.
The biggest, brightest, and most enlightening truth about this that I have found is that it is all relative; it is all a judgement call.
We may think that it is others who make the relative decision and judgement, but at that we would be clearly mistaken. I have come to understand and believe that it is always one hundred percent our decision and our own judgement about ourselves. We may allow others to influence our decision and judgement, but in doing so, we are yet in control. It's just that we may decide to accept their decision as our own.
Life Is An Inside Job. Totally.
Spread Some Joy Today--Make a different choice, or not. You're in control.