- santiago rodriguez
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How can we change the meaning of success for society?
Words have a definition, but right next to it, there's their meaning. Their meaning can change. We all know that success can mean a totally different thing for each person.
Minutes ago I was reading comments on the question "Retired Doctors, how do we make better use of them?" ( http://www.ted.com/conversations/10235/retired_doctors_how_do_we_mak.html ) in those comments I found a question that was VERY interesting, by Robert Galway, he asked "How do we sweeten the deal for the top students to convince them to use their talents as medical doctors in some low paying public service job rather than a lucrative medical career?"
I think you can't possibly hope for this to happen when the education your parents give you aims towards making money, the education schools give you aim towards making money and the whole view of success by society is completely related to making money - WE NEED TO CHANGE THIS... how can we do it?