Saturday, 21 June 2008

What is success?

After many hours of introspection, I came up with this:

success= A successful attempt at succeeding.

A little tautological I feel? And like most mental concepts that can only be explained by tautology, it seems we have made up a word for a concept that is purely subjective and in the eye of the beholder. It appears that the word "success" is empty of meaning.So I conclude, success is meaningless.




Boz said...

Sorry... can't resist it.

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

po said...

Boz, that is very philosophical.

But after much thought, I think the answer is:

You have failed. So you have therefore succeeded.

Oh my word that is confusing! I like it.