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Success and Failure

“Success” is defined as achievement of something unintended or desired such as attaining wealth, fame, or prosperity. “Failure” is defined as a minor fault or defect. We all know someone who could fit into either of these categories. We may even know someone who could fit into the categories of both failure and success. There may be several aspects of a person’s life that shape our view of them to be a success. One mishap in their life may reflect as a failure. I don’t often judge people in my life to be one way or another, success or failure, although I will give a few examples to show my definition of the two. One example that I could give for someone successful would be the dentist I work for. He went to school for eight years to be in a profession that he loves. Not only does eight years of college take hard work, it also takes motivation. Completing his college requirement is a great success. Not everyone can do what the dentist does, but since it was his goal, he accomplished it-making his achievement a success. There are unlimited possibilities to forms of success. Another example that many people would agree with for a successful person would be a well-known actor like Denzel Washington. He’s not only well-known, but also played breath-taking roles in many of the films he starred in. He worked hard for his success as well as my dentist by going to college and working hard to become what he does so well. Failure, on the other hand, is a little harder to justify. One person in my life that I could use as an example of a failure would be my aunt’s ex-husband. He could not keep a job because he constantly wanted to be out drinking, or out playing golf. There needs to be a line drawn between work and play, and for some people they don’t know where to draw that line. Many times this problem results in failure. I do believe that people can obtain qualities of both failure and success. This person could ...

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