Somewhere deep inside though I knew this could not be the only definition of 'success'
Definition of Success to some :
what do you do with all these rooms???
I admit it looks amazing...but is this really necessary!
My Definition of Success
I would love to do this with my daughter someday!
or eat in some random street market in Asia!
See in this time period I never realized what the effects of conspicuous consumption were. Perhaps you buy your new clothes and feel good temporarily, but then it fades. Perhaps your new TV looks awesome at first but then it just becomes average. Perhaps your house is everything you dreamed of, but then later you just feel like you want something bigger. Its this crazy cycle of want more, work more, get more, want more, work more, get more.
Now I don't want to criticize (or maybe I do??) I like to believe people are not all alike in this mentality, and some people find happiness in different forms, for me this was not one of them.
Reflecting back on some of my world travels, it was never about the tacky souvenir, or the materials I bought while on my travels. In my mind what far outlasted the actual trip was the scenery, the people I encountered, and the adventure of it all.
Luckily I have since broken from this chain of materialism and consumption. Life nowadays is spent narrowing down locations I would like to travel to , and saving the appropriate funds to get there.
I share with you something to me that is worth more then a Ferrari, a golden toilet (seriously who the heck gets a golden toilet and why??), a mansion or any other materialistic thing I can think of.
Below are things I consider worth more than Diamonds!!....
These photos will far outlast anything material, and the memories behind them are truly priceless.
Success can be what you make it, and I have chosen a clear definition for myself. When someone asks me what success is I'll say:
"You might want to take some time out of your day, because I have a lot of pictures & stories to share"
success is sweet!!!!
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