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To many people, a measure of success comes from material gains, or a position of power, or the influence they can exert. All of these are obvious and justifiable yardsticks of a successful life or career. However, are they the best way to pass or fail someone’s life? Booker T. Washington offers an alternate view…

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As a popular aphorism goes ‘You count your talent by what you can do, but others count it by what you have done’. This is ample proof of the fact that when it comes to judging others, we take a harsher attitude – one that takes into account what they have actually accomplished, irrespective of…

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Huckleberry Finn perfectly exemplifies Booker T. Washington’s comment that ‘success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, but by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.’ Finn’s great moment, the meditation in which he declares ‘All right then, I’ll go to hell,’ is…

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I think of the struggles I’ve endured in my lifetime. I’ve struggled to be able to wake up before the sun comes up so that I can get to work on time. I’ve learned through many kinds of absence to live without someone I have cared about deeply. Further, I have discovered that, despite my…

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Mr. Washington has a relevant point to make, especially in a world where it is plain to see that a lifetime of striving may do little more than keep one’s head above the water. All people, of every creed, colour and position of birth, are presented with obstacles in their lives, and it is through…

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Success is defined, even within the dictionary, in different ways and it is certainly defined in a myriad of ways in our lives. In the living of the American Dream, for instance, success is seen through economics. Success in school is measured either by completion or by grade average. In politics, success is determined by…

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Washington’s comment about measuring success in terms of overcoming obstacles rather than by the final position one achieves is commendable, to an extent. It reflects a view of success which is holistic, incorporating an individual’s character and circumstances into the evaluation, rather than merely the end results. In contrast to a view which might be…

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It is not an easy challenge to determine whether success is measured by accomplishment or the struggles one has gone through. This is because there are a variety of perspectives on this issue, and each one will bring a unique viewpoint to the table. While I believe that it is important to recognize struggle, I…

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As this question is directly related to the question of context, I am going to state that my opinion is also going to be context related. In very clear terms, struggle is more important that accomplishment in some settings, and accomplishment more important that struggle in some settings. In my opinion, it would be wrong…

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Humans have evolved to feel pride in their work, whether or not they have accomplished something through it. Striving has value to us because it helps us survive. Struggling to reach a goal can be more important for a person than achieving the aim, because so often success seems to depend on external factors. There…