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Anita Doron

filmmaker - curator of magic unrealism,

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Wealth and power have been our conventional measures of success. What definition will better sustain us now and how can we move into it?

The other day, my mother mentioned that she hasn't accomplished anything in her life. (She's a forest and machine engineer who hasn't found a suitable job since immigrating from the Soviet Union 20 years ago) It broke my heart to hear this. We live in a world that makes people value themselves more and more singularly by their career highs and financial prowess.

The conventional model of success has proven to be destructive, separating and pitting us against each other in competition.

What would be a better definition of accomplishment for us and how could we collectively shift toward embracing this?

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    Apr 9 2011: Hard to read what you wrote...
    People that immigrate loose their identity.

    "The conventional model of success has proven to be destructive, separating and pitting us against each other in competition." True.

    We need to find ways to pool our talents and work together...

    People with less education than your Mom have taken the lead and created projects that involve and inspire others.

    I would imagine that when it hurts enough one gets up and does something about it?

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