What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us?
I think that today the built environment determines to much about people. If someone drives a nice car you might figure that they are successful. If somebody drivs an old beat up car you might think that they are unsuccessful, or at least less successful as the person with the nice car.
When you seperate people by being successful or unsuccessful by the type of car they drive...or how big of a house they live in, you have to ask what is "successful" really?
To me being "successful" is not determined by the amount of money you earn, but by what you do in life and if at the end of your life you get into heaven.
I know it sounds cheesey but it is truly what I believe.
If you determine "success" by the amount of money you make....you would consider somebody who has a ton of money, nice cars, and a huge house pretty darn successful. Then again that guy could be a crack dealer.....I don't remember growing up to respect and idolize dealers of crack cocaine.
To be successful you could have absolutely no money to your name. If you volunteer, be courteous, and help out your fellow man I think that you are just as successful as everybody else. Not only do you have to do these things you also have to be happy with what you are doing. You can't go through your life hating your job or everything else that you do. I think what I am trying to say is that you have to be successful in your own mind as well as in the eyes of others.
I'm not saying that you can't have a ton of money but also be very successful, kind, and totally awesome.......
Brett Favre is a living example!