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Thomas Slatin Quote On Measuring Success

Thomas Slatin

Success can be measured in innumerable lifetime achievements, yet modern western parlance is conditioned to exclusively measure success scholastically, vocationally, or economically.

Thomas Slatin

17 Comments

    • Thomas Slatin

      Thanks for your comment, Kate! Good to hear from you again! 🙂

      A person is often perceived as being successful when they accumulate a large sum of money, but there comes a point when accumulating that much money begins to impoverish others, and that is when success becomes greed. One person’s fortune often means less for some.

  • Alex

    Well It is society that provides that measurement and nothing is wrong with that but it is only half of the equation. What gives true meaning to success goes beyond any physical things. It could also meant content and peace of mind.

  • jolly555

    Yes, a lot people measure success through one’s pocket, infact, academically isn’t really outstanding like money-wise. And no body is interested on how you make it, just amass wealth and your praise-singers will multiple.

  • Femi Logo

    You are right Tom. The modern definition of success is all about one financial status, level of education attained and occupation. To me, it is kind of wrong

  • brainedet

    Well, that’s humans for us all, we equate monetary value to the rate of any one success. Infact if one isn’t rich economically such a person can’t ever be said to be a success.

  • Adesoji OGUNBADE

    At the end of our lives we will not measure our success on how many houses, cars, bank accounts etc we have acquired or how much money we made, but how far our life has impacted to our community, persons in our lifes and to God.

  • esgyll

    People always tend to parrot this a lot of times, but somehow, they still look at a person’s worth based on how many awards or diplomas that they have received, how huge their houses are, and how much they make in a given year.

    I must admit that it is quite hard to break through that thinking that success in life means that you have the fattest bank account. We still have a long way to go before accepting the idea that success actually means something else entirely, and not always measured by material things.

  • Oyeyipo Oladele

    This is a nice quote for the desk of my mentor Mr. Tom. I love this portrait shot of yours. Its background color is superb. Thanks for this post.

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