What is Success?

At Winds of Change Joe K. wrote about a 20th high school reunion . Having been to one of those last year, I was interested in what he had to say. This was the most fascinating. It is a description of success.

I remember a few months ago, I was sitting on a patio with a friend of mine, discussing the stage we were at in our lives. There are, he said, only a few things that really matter in life:

1. Love
2. Family
3. True Friends
4. Career and/or Peak Experiences
5. Finances

If you have any two of the above plus the basic necessities of life, you’re basically OK. Any three, and you’re a success. Therefore, choose life. LIVE. My friend, whose job had introduced him to his share of high-income folks with disasters for lives, knew whereof he spoke.

I am a success by this definiton. And I like the reminder that things that are easy to lose track of, easy to forget about, are among the things that count the most in life.

I don’t know that I agree with this definition of success, but it is a thoughtful one.