This overstated, falsely advertised myth is hardly ever the case in real life.
True success requires respect, appreciation, integrity, and patience—all of which are traits that by human nature are genuinely difficult to attain—especially in the face of modern marketers who relentlessly deceive us, control our thoughts, and usurp our independence in order to increase their bottom line.
This commercialized vision of success has already extinguished the originality in most Americans and turned us into a nation of allegorical sheep.
Contrary to the popular myth, money does buy happiness or make a successful person.
“Success” has been sadly commercialized to represent fame and popularity.
Ironically, the most well-liked and popular people often have less confidence, talent, and freedom than those who choose to follow the compass of their hearts instead of the mainstream culture.
us to believe that living a selfish life, involving nothing but the pursuit of money and fame will bring success and happiness. Money is comparable to the often-mentioned new toy—fun while it is brand new and fresh, but terribly boring and unexciting after a few hours of play.
Though money can buy conveniences and comforts, one needs much more than superficial luxuries to live a successful, well-balanced life. For example, money can not make one knowledgeable or wise – that only comes with hard work and committed study.
Similarly, popularity and fame are hardly ever synonymous with success.
Mind-numbing advertisements that are incessantly flaunted to Americans have become ingrained into memory and habit, altering the accepted definition of success into something shame-worthy.