The Success Paradox

The news today is disturbing. It raises questions in my mind, making me think again about a certain topic – ‘The Success Paradox’ What are the parameters of success?! How should we define success? Is our chase to achieve success, making us participate in a game of unmanageable stress and fatigue? How often do we check the balance scales that have ‘non-monetary’ and the ‘monetary’ aspects on each of it’s sides? Is what we want and what we have in life well-aligned? Have we gone too far to achieve what we want not, what we need not? Do we spend time attending to supposedly important quests? Is the stress worth it? A vicious circle, an un-avoidable trap, pressurizing economic turmoils: is there a way-out? If there is, are we willing to choose it? Are we wanting to live a life that is perhaps not glorifying as per ‘industry standards’ but is peaceful and definitely also meaningful? When shall we start measuring the ROI in terms of happiness and mental peace? When shall we start giving ‘peace’ it’s due importance? Is it failure in resilience that led to the circumstances or could there be something wrong with the definition of success? Is this first such incident or have many similar such incidents happened in the past? A lot of questions, a lot of observations…

You can read VG Sidhhartha’s last letter here.

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