I am sure the society will have a huge list of things as to what a success is and what failure is. Something that has always made me curious is, the definitions somehow seem to keep on changing every now and then. It is one definition when you are a student, another when you get a job, yet another when you have kids and then another when they get into schools and what not. Looks like the list is never ending. And I guess it is in all of us to try and satisfy the society so that they can leave us alone.
But truth is, it never does! Not unless you ask it to stop. And I don’t think we have to be vocal about it either. We probably would just have to shut it out. Something in a format where you being a part of the society but yet not being one among them. I do agree it is hard and it is so easy to slip into the wider cultural delusion. But I guess that will always be the case. I think what we need to do perhaps is to try and define what success and failure means to us, not to the society, not to our parents but to us. What we think constitutes a satisfied life. Whether we want to be a writer or an actor or an entrepreneur, the beauty is we always get a chance to define. And to that, nobody else has a right. And if they try to, you can always show them their place!