Is Success Can Be Measured By Money?

Posted on March 18, 2008 by Hye

Science of Getting RichI saw a book titled "The Science of Getting Rich" yesterday while in a coffee shop with my friends. I thought it was a great read so I grabbed and started reading it from the first page. I don't mind my company because they are busy talking with some stuffs.

Anyway back to the book, the first page didn't go so well - I mean I disagree with the author - so I started skimming each page rather than reading and understanding each word. I did not read the book completely because I was disappointed, just scanned it. I had an e-book titled the same with the different author and I loved more my e-book rather than the book in the coffee shop.

So, why did I not like the book? It's because the author's main focus is about money. He seems to tell his readers that success can only be measured by money. This is what I disagreed with. I disagree that success can only be measured by money. In my opinion, success is not only what you have achieved, it also include who you influenced, what you have learned, and how happy you are with it. Success is not only about money.

Okay, as I've mentioned before, money is a necessity in today's world. It’s great to have a lot of money. You can almost do anything with money. Money can make you powerful. But it doesn't mean you have to be very rich with money before you can be known as successful. There are a lot of people who aren't rich in money but they are rich in knowledge, love, happiness, family, and friendship. I believe they are also successful.

Success is not only about how much money you have. Okay, you are rich... but isn't it worthless when you are not happy and no one truly loves you?