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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 21 2011: Perhaps success should be measured by what we leave behind when we die.
    Power and wealth cease to matter once we die.
    The positive differences we have made one choice, one action at a time is what measure us.

    The number of generations who will remember our good deeds will measure the success we have had while alive.

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