A wise old man told me one time
That happiness is nothing but a frame of mind
I hope when you go to measuring my success
Don't count my money, count happiness.
The greatest gift that I posses
I thank the Lord, I've been blessed
With more than my share of happiness...."
I'd agree that someone's level of happiness is a good measure of his/her success. Although I'll have to add that it is as difficult to find someone who has NO money and IS happy as it is to find someone who HAS money and is NOT happy.
Yes, I remember the childhood stories of the rich man who couldn't sleep because he was always worried about his money. I also remember the man I saw on the street who was crying simply because he had no money to feed his kith. Given a choice, I'd rather be the rich man ;-p.
Is the middle path the right path? Is there anything called a 'right path'?
Isn't it time we openly taught (this statement may not be valid for you ;-)) that it is no crime to work really hard trying to make money? And that money can buy happiness? And happiness is an indicator of one's success!
I'd love to hear your views.