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Old 06-03-2010, 04:49 AM
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Default How do you define success?

After seeing the "how the other half lives" thread, it got me thinking.

Do we measure a person's success by their material posessions?
Does the size of our boat equal the amount of our success?

Boat ownership to me is a status symbol. You don't see too many folks playing on the water who struggle financially - regardless of the size of their boat. I'm simply curious what THT members consider a "successful" person.

Personally, I find that anyone who can support himself and his family with a decent standard of living is successful. I do not make hundred's of thousands of dollars annually, though I am not poor. I have an advanced degree (at the end of this month) and am married to a wonderful woman who is also well educated. We both have great jobs in that they balance time on and time off and provide our family with food, shelter, and plenty of "stuff" to play with. Is this not successful?
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