Success or excess?
What is success? What determines that a person is successful? Is success measured by the size of a home, a model of car, or a certain style of clothes? Is success determined by the amount of things a person possesses? There are millionaires who drive old cars and live in small homes. Are they successful, or not? I know people who have very little who are successful. They are happy. They have achieved and are achieving their goals. But the goals are their own, not those society sets for them. They don’t need to prove their success to anyone, and they know that. Instead of focusing on becoming successful by anyone’s standards, they simply do what makes them happy. They purchase the things they need. They drive what they want and live where they want.
Their success is not determined nor defined by their excess.
I like that.