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In the failure to find a meaning, we traded wisdom for success.
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Wonderful words with a wonderful image!
In the failure to find a meaningwe traded wisdom for successYou tell me this as if it heals our feeling of emptinessbut the search for inner fulfillmentand sanctuary for our soulstill goes on in private until contented with our wholeperhaps in trading wisdom for material and monetary gainis just a bluff to shield uswhile our being deals with our painof finding ourselves lackingand drowning in the stresswhen all we need do is be helpfulthen our mere existence is the success☼I hope you don’t mind me expanding on your wordsbut I feel there is no trade off of wisdom and success the trade off is wisdom for material affluenceEven the poorest of people are successful in their living – possibly more so for surviving under greater odds! and for all their wealth and power at the end of the day a rich w’man still becomes dust and only loved ones honour the memory of their life … if s’he warranted that love.
An absolutely stunning image of tranquility and beauty with the ancient reminder of man’s everlasting search for wisdom. Brilliant! BRAVO!Thank you! X♥X
Thank you for the participation in this thread. It certainly added another angle to the well discussed question of ‘to be, or to have’.
I live in New Zealand, a part of, what we know as a Western type society. Here, and I strongly suspect in many other countries that implement similar value systems, the word ‘success’ is always associated with wealth. When media speak of a successful man, they hardly talk of a happy, contended person. What they have in mind is someone with an above average possession of material wealth.
Therefore my short sentence below the image comes with a touch of sarcasm. Yes, we wouldn’t say having ‘success’ in life is anything particularly bad, as you pointed out, but indulging exclusively in trying to gain its vulgarized interpretation certainly is. This short sentence of mine contains a derogatory view of the whole concept of ‘success’ that we are bombarded with, hence the choice of the word.
– Peter Kurdulija
Beautiful image. BTW, I will never traded wisdom for success. :D
Just a wonderful image. Magical work and your words are profound. Although wisdom comes with time and experience. A friend of mine says, “If you are not making mistakes, then you are not learning.” I find that more true as time goes on and I am thankful for every grain of wisdom I earn. Thank you for sharing this! An instant favorite.