posted on Jun, 8 2004 @ 11:02 AM
I'm not too sure it's all quit that simple.............
I would suggest your view is a tad too narrow and sounds a bit more like "sour grapes" to me.
I am not too sure you meant to convey that meaning but, for me, that's how it sounds.
Plus if I might add..............your premise is based upon a very subjective view, definition of exactly what "making it" (I believe it was what
you called it or a concept that's similar) is!
The "success" you allude to is rather subjective and therefore not one shared by all................I think if you took a survey you would find many
folks have values and attitudes which would lead to a multiplicity of other views and measure of what they see as 'making it.'
In reality there is no one measure of making it that makes one better then another. Since they are all based on different value systems there is no
one way to compare them on a relative strength scale.
But I would suggest you might wish to re-evaluate you world view because it in fact may be more of a defensive way of protecting ones self from an
It is a truism that we are what we think. And therefore so often, we become a self fulfilling prophecy of our underlying worldview. The several
caveats you offer, sound to me at least, as one of someone who see his glass as half empty.
This world view is so often the product of fear. Fear to face the challenges life confronts us all with
Many, in an effort, to protect themselves,
go as far as to deny that this fear even exists; and dismisses and suggestion or mention of it summarily, out of hand.
And in doing so deals ones self a telling and debilitating disservice. If you are familiar with the writings of C.K. Chesterton, it is a theme which
is permeates most all his works as the perpetual battle between good and evil as how evil works to diminish the God given gifts of our uniqueness
and the contributions we have to offer others in its development.
I offer this as a constructive observation for your consideration and in no way as a criticism of you or your current viewpoint. I hope you receive it
in the spirit intended.