I am getting really tired of hearing people talk about somebody else's "success." To me, I don't see one job, career, school, program, etc. as being successful. I think we, on our own, define what success is. It doesn't mean the same thing as someone else's definition of success. It is limitless.
Success by definition means, "the accomplishment of an aim or purpose." Yet, as people, we literally equate job titles to how successful a person is. Just because somebody is a CEO, lawyer, doctor, NFL player, or anything else doesn't mean that is what success is.
Also, just because someone doesn't have a hot job title doesn't mean they don't enjoy their job. Everyone's definition of success looks different, but when we start demeaning others because they don't have an explicitly successful title, that is where we go wrong.
Maybe I am sensitive, but I am really tired of dealing with society encroaching on my vision of success. I have had it and I am done living my life the way society wants me to. I am tired of people asking me, "Well what do you plan to do after?" Or, "How will that help you now?" People figure shit out. That is just what we do in life. And because someone isn't doing something the same way you are or someone isn't following a slow, steady, boring path, it doesn't mean they are crazy or don't know what they want in life. They actually probably do know exactly what they want in life, which is why their path is full of zig zags and hmmm I don't know...meaningful life. For some people, success is being chained to society's image of literally everything. And that doesn't sit well with me. So I will be over here...
If everybody did the same thing and reached for the same goals, nothing would ever change. A lot of people that are deemed "successful" now were prejudged and seen as people who didn't know what they were doing.
This is a legit rant of my thoughts at this moment.