Monday, June 14, 2010

More True than Ever

One positive outcome from the current economic environment is how success will  be defined from now on.   A successful life does not necessarily have a big bank account or huge houses or fancy cars.  It's not a stellar portfolio.  They are all fleeting.  They can take flight in the blink of an eye.  This is Emerson's take on success from more than a few years age, and 'tis true, 'tis true today!

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave this world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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