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1,594 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by Zenkat

Which is more important in determining how successful a person is: whether or not a person is happy, or how much a person contributes to society as a whole?

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16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 4/20/05 - 5:25:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well it's always important to be happy...
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 4/20/05 - 5:40:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
This could be looked at in two ways. I first thought of the person being happy, but if they go through their entire life being extremely selfish and uncaring towards society, then that woud not be a good thing.

On the other hand, I wouldn't want someone to go through their life contributing to society. Some sort of personal fufillemnt must be reached at some point. Maybe there is a happy medium

16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 4/23/05 - 12:44:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think you have to be happy to be truly successful.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 4/23/05 - 1:32:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hmm. Well, some people can be made happy by really crappy things, so I'd have to say that it depends on how they have acquired this happiness.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 4/27/05 - 1:59:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
Happiness. Happiness. Happiness. You only get one life.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 8/9/05 - 9:06:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Its really a mix of everything.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 11/30/05 - 11:05:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
Happiness but they need to consider the happiness of others when they do it.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 12/10/05 - 5:16:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/9/2005 9:06:43 PM weelilmoocow wrote:
Its really a mix of everything.

I agree, however, I think contributions to society are more important then personal happiness. How much you make OTHERS happy is more important.

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 12/13/05 - 8:39:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Success:Wealth, good looks, hot wife, then you choose the rest.

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