In discussing the similarities and differences between cultures, one of the concepts that often comes up is this one: success.
In my many years in France, there are those who dream of “success” in the image of the American Dream: attaining wealth and status and whatever you might want to do with it. There are those who adhere to the “work” ethic and suggest that the path to success is paved with work – usually hard work.
Related to the concept and word success is that of achievement.
Can the measure of success be a feeling of satisfaction? And what about achievement? Isn’t achievement more related to an objective standard: reaching a certain level?
What does success mean to you? Share your comments!!