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ddrcrono t1_isr5qw2 wrote

This is part of the problem I see with following famous "successful" people:

Most of the time you're only looking at their initial obvious successes and not where they're going to be in ten or twenty years. Running at 100% all of the time is going to leave you burned out with unreasonably high expectations that you can no longer reach, and that's even if you manage to succeed to begin with.

Not everyone can be "ultra-successful," particularly in a competitive winner-takes-all system, so you've created a reality that leaves the majority of people unhappy, everyone burned out, and even those who do succeed don't come out looking good in the end. I think this is part of why a lot of traditional cultures / moral value systems emphasize things like modesty and moderation.


Ace0spades808 t1_ist51z5 wrote

Especially since "ultra-successful" is generally seen through the lens of "making as much money as possible" when that certainly isn't what successful should be measured by. This drives so many people into unhappy and unfulfilling situations all because they think they have to make as much money as possible to be happy and successful.