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Ajay Patel

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What is Success?

This is a very vague question but there can be multiple answers from many different viewpoints.

Is success when you accumulate enough money and have enough money to support yourself? Is success when you accumulate enough money and have enough money to support yourself and a family? Is success when you have goals and achieve them? Is success just having goals?

There are many different viewpoints on success and I am just curious on what everybody has to say and offer.

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    Mar 30 2013: Do you raise this question because you feel an internal conflict in this area? Or do you see the goals and way of life that are meaningful to you to be in conflict with expectations others important to you have for you?

    I ask this because of your self-description in your profile as "lost on the path of life."

    You may be interested in Martin Seligman's TED talk about happiness and positive psychology. He presents research as to the main factors in contentment.
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      Mar 31 2013: My bio was just a random quote and had nothing to do with what I actually felt but that talk was very helpful in understanding the psychology of happiness.

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