This was a fun read, and I particularly liked the Socratic example. Here’s a challenge for you: how would you write about the cost of success, winning at all costs? How would you address how success might look to very different kinds of people? Here’s what I mean: for so many, who compare themselves to others all the time, they can feel like losers or illegitimate because they haven’t created a cure for cancer. One great line of thinking is recognizing that your version of success may well be (and likely is) very different from mine. What is success to one is failure to another. Living a good life for person A is by definition boring to Person B. Both are right. That’s the soul of diversity. So I wonder if a fun topic might be addressing the truth that success wears almost eight billion faces. To me it offers tremendous grace to accept that where anyone is in life, our conditions, what is available to us, all of those guide what success may look like. For some, sheer survival. For others, survival of an endangered species. For others, surviving another day in quarantine with an abusive partner. The measurements anyone has for success might relate, might not relate to anyone who doesn’t share our circumstances. And understanding that is grace- particularly if someone places himself as judge of another’s life circumstances and says this man or woman isn’t successful. Just an idea, Indra.

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