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537 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by Orion_19

Do you hope professional success will somehow magically lead to personal happiness?

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17 yrs ago - Friday 5/6/05 - 9:46:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
I hope so..
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/10/05 - 10:59:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Don't we all.
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/10/05 - 11:12:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nope, but then I would never expect it to
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/10/05 - 11:15:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's a nice thought but ultimately flawed.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/15/05 - 7:13:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
For me, I work hard at my job and have a strong work ethic. That has gotten me professional success so far, and I like seeing those types of results!

In order to be a happy person, I need that sort of validity - but I really like my job, so if I had a job I hated with crappy coworkers I may feel differently.

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/2/05 - 8:00:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hopefully it'll be part of my personal happiness. However, professional success does not have to define me in general. I want to be successful in anything I do, and that's what makes me happy. If I do very well with my job, am very productive, make lots of money and gain respect in the workplace, then I'm a success. Those things would definitely would leade to personal happiness. I can find other things to do that would make me happy, also.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/2/05 - 8:02:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think they always go hand in hand, to be honest. Although a lot of people believe they do.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/2/05 - 8:02:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's what I'm shooting for atleast.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/13/05 - 1:51:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think it should. yes.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/13/05 - 1:52:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
No and to think so is a sin. Hard work, not taking shortcuts and ripping people of is what gets you happiness.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/13/05 - 1:52:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
hehe well i'm happy anyway but it wud all b nice
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/13/05 - 2:21:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, it won't happen though.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/27/05 - 2:56:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, I believe that professional failure will lead to personal unhappiness.

For that reason, I think that if I'm successful professionally, I will have a greater chance of avoiding unhappiness. That sounds like a terrible motive, but it works out in my mind. Maybe I'll report back in a few decades and tell you how it works out in real life.

16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/12/06 - 5:29:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why wish for something which will never materialize?
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/12/06 - 5:40:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
They do seem to be related. It's difficult for someone to be happy personally if they hate their job. If one is happy (successful) in their professional life, it often translates into personal happiness...
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/12/06 - 5:40:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
It will.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/12/06 - 5:42:32 PM EST (GMT-5)

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