“Just How Rich Are the Kardashians?”
Apparently that’s a newsworthy headline. I saw it towards the bottom of the homepage of a news website I frequent. Next to the headline was a (photoshopped) image of Kim herself, her hair whipping dramatically around her allegedly flawless face. Thankfully just a headshot this time.
Because of course we are fascinated by successful people. We are fascinated by those who seem to have it all–the beauty, the money, the attention. How did they get where they are? Where are they going? How do they live their lives? What does one do with all of that money?
Because of course money equals success. Right?
I’d argue that if the only thing you’re good at is being pretty, and if that’s all you ever aspire to be–pretty and rich–then you’re missed the “success” mark by a mile.
I’d even argue you’ve missed if all you are is rich.
If “success” can be defined as simply meeting an established goal, then fine. Success acheived. But what else have you acheived?
Attention? That comes in droves. It follows money.
The most successful people I know are the ones who get very little attention and have very little money. But they do so much good. And they have so much love.
I’d rather be that sort of successful person. Any day.