Friday, January 05, 2007

"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value."

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

4 Comments:

Blogger Michelle said...

Success is most frequently measured externally and with a fickle yardstick (money).

While value can have monetary meaning, that is not I how I would use it in this quote. I see it more as merit or importance.

I think it means that it is more important to be a person who whose value can be measured by his/her values.

10:40 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

Concern yourself more with WHO you'll BECOME...
Rather than WHAT you'll DO, APPEAR TO BE, or OWN.

5:20 AM  
Blogger puggimer said...

This reminds me of George Bailey, in "It's a wonderful life" - sacrificing his dreams constantly for others - to where he felt he was not successful (and measured against most of his friends, he was not) but was valued beyond worth.

I hate that movie. While I still get emotional at the ending (quite skillfully crafted, part of the reason it is such and enduring classic), it still is to me a celebration of mediocrity, of giving up your dreams and settling for the status quo instead.

How many times must you postpone your dreams, if not give them up altogether, to sacrifice for others. Even if they do help out in desperate times, what is the cost of forgotten dreams?

And yes, I overthink that movie WAY TOO much!

9:33 AM  
Blogger amit said...

you can be once known by ur success bt always known by your moral values

10:42 AM  

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