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Fri Sep 25, 2015, 11:01 PM

11. Another thing that they don't tell you about "success" is that it is one thing to attain it, it is..

another to keep it. Even if you attain success, depending on the level of competitiveness and other factors, things threaten to bring you down, and you must fight to maintain success. It can be a continual battle and may also depend on luck to keep success. How about even all the people that managed to get good paying jobs, but then because the company goes out of business or technology is destroying the need for such a job, that these people then lose their good paying job and are unable to get another good paying job in their lifetime?

Look even at the celebrities, look at Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, and many other actors. They were once very successful, and then later in life they were unable to get a movie successful. Look at all the music stars that once had top selling songs, and yes they are able to maintain making money later in life only by singing those same songs that were hits, in concerts to their fanbase, but they never succeeded in getting another chart topping song. Even if people attain success doesn't mean that they are able to keep it.

And look at all the other downsides to America's definition of success: not able to have a family life, being hollow in terms of humanity, having an addiction to materialism, having to prop up an expensive lifestyle, being trapped in great amounts of debt, not being able to have a private life, etc... Success can be punishment. It's no wonder why so many celebrities do drugs.

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