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Success is Not Always Good

s-anthony
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4/28/2015 10:59:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Wikipedia defines "success" as "The achievement of one's aim or goal." Using such a meaning, a gymnast who sets out to master a particular sport is a success as he, or she, becomes an unbeatable athlete; a teacher that desires star pupils is a success as his, or her, students master their studies; and, a cook who longs to stimulate the appetites of his, or her, diners is a success as his, or her, business grows.

However, notice, one's goals are not always good. A serial killer may have goals that are detrimental to the welfare of society. If he, or she, achieves those goals, then, the serial killer is, too, a success. Success is not necessarily equivalent to being good. In fact, someone who fails at that which he, or she, has set out to do, may in fact be a very good person; and, someone who has achieved most of his, or her, goals may be particularly base.

Thinking goodness is equivalent to being successful goes to the destruction of society's moral fabric if success has purely selfish goals.
bornofgod
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4/29/2015 1:50:45 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/28/2015 10:59:43 PM, s-anthony wrote:
Wikipedia defines "success" as "The achievement of one's aim or goal." Using such a meaning, a gymnast who sets out to master a particular sport is a success as he, or she, becomes an unbeatable athlete; a teacher that desires star pupils is a success as his, or her, students master their studies; and, a cook who longs to stimulate the appetites of his, or her, diners is a success as his, or her, business grows.

However, notice, one's goals are not always good. A serial killer may have goals that are detrimental to the welfare of society. If he, or she, achieves those goals, then, the serial killer is, too, a success. Success is not necessarily equivalent to being good. In fact, someone who fails at that which he, or she, has set out to do, may in fact be a very good person; and, someone who has achieved most of his, or her, goals may be particularly base.

Thinking goodness is equivalent to being successful goes to the destruction of society's moral fabric if success has purely selfish goals. : :

God's will always prevails. He foils man's plans because man doesn't know that God is in total control of man's flesh and his thoughts that confuse him.

Psalm 33
8: Let all the earth fear the LORD, let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
9: For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood forth.
10: The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nought; he frustrates the plans of the peoples.

Exodus 4:
10: But Moses said to the LORD, "Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either heretofore or since thou hast spoken to thy servant; but I am slow of speech and of tongue."
11: Then the LORD said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
12: Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak."

God is always in control of His people without His people knowing this fact.
POPOO5560
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4/29/2015 8:05:48 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/28/2015 10:59:43 PM, s-anthony wrote:
Wikipedia defines "success" as "The achievement of one's aim or goal." Using such a meaning, a gymnast who sets out to master a particular sport is a success as he, or she, becomes an unbeatable athlete; a teacher that desires star pupils is a success as his, or her, students master their studies; and, a cook who longs to stimulate the appetites of his, or her, diners is a success as his, or her, business grows.

However, notice, one's goals are not always good. A serial killer may have goals that are detrimental to the welfare of society. If he, or she, achieves those goals, then, the serial killer is, too, a success. Success is not necessarily equivalent to being good. In fact, someone who fails at that which he, or she, has set out to do, may in fact be a very good person; and, someone who has achieved most of his, or her, goals may be particularly base.

Thinking goodness is equivalent to being successful goes to the destruction of society's moral fabric if success has purely selfish goals.

And what it means the word 'good'? The killer sees his success as good as how u see yours... its subjective...
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MadCornishBiker
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4/29/2015 3:03:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/28/2015 10:59:43 PM, s-anthony wrote:
Wikipedia defines "success" as "The achievement of one's aim or goal." Using such a meaning, a gymnast who sets out to master a particular sport is a success as he, or she, becomes an unbeatable athlete; a teacher that desires star pupils is a success as his, or her, students master their studies; and, a cook who longs to stimulate the appetites of his, or her, diners is a success as his, or her, business grows.

However, notice, one's goals are not always good. A serial killer may have goals that are detrimental to the welfare of society. If he, or she, achieves those goals, then, the serial killer is, too, a success. Success is not necessarily equivalent to being good. In fact, someone who fails at that which he, or she, has set out to do, may in fact be a very good person; and, someone who has achieved most of his, or her, goals may be particularly base.

Thinking goodness is equivalent to being successful goes to the destruction of society's moral fabric if success has purely selfish goals.

Well, no-one has ever learned much from success.

However failure is a superb teacher.

Though it has to be admitted you cannot learn much from a failure to breathe.
annanicole
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4/29/2015 4:12:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/29/2015 3:03:40 PM, MadCornishBiker wrote:
At 4/28/2015 10:59:43 PM, s-anthony wrote:
Wikipedia defines "success" as "The achievement of one's aim or goal." Using such a meaning, a gymnast who sets out to master a particular sport is a success as he, or she, becomes an unbeatable athlete; a teacher that desires star pupils is a success as his, or her, students master their studies; and, a cook who longs to stimulate the appetites of his, or her, diners is a success as his, or her, business grows.

However, notice, one's goals are not always good. A serial killer may have goals that are detrimental to the welfare of society. If he, or she, achieves those goals, then, the serial killer is, too, a success. Success is not necessarily equivalent to being good. In fact, someone who fails at that which he, or she, has set out to do, may in fact be a very good person; and, someone who has achieved most of his, or her, goals may be particularly base.

Thinking goodness is equivalent to being successful goes to the destruction of society's moral fabric if success has purely selfish goals.

Well, no-one has ever learned much from success.

However failure is a superb teacher.

Though it has to be admitted you cannot learn much from a failure to breathe.

.... or a failure to study. Unless, of course, one claims that a supernatural teacher enters the picture and directly fills in the gaps caused by lack of study. Then the person should be ok.
Madcornishbiker: "No, I don't need a dictionary, I know how scripture uses words and that is all I need to now."
s-anthony
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4/30/2015 2:12:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/29/2015 8:05:48 AM, POPOO5560 wrote:
At 4/28/2015 10:59:43 PM, s-anthony wrote:
Wikipedia defines "success" as "The achievement of one's aim or goal." Using such a meaning, a gymnast who sets out to master a particular sport is a success as he, or she, becomes an unbeatable athlete; a teacher that desires star pupils is a success as his, or her, students master their studies; and, a cook who longs to stimulate the appetites of his, or her, diners is a success as his, or her, business grows.

However, notice, one's goals are not always good. A serial killer may have goals that are detrimental to the welfare of society. If he, or she, achieves those goals, then, the serial killer is, too, a success. Success is not necessarily equivalent to being good. In fact, someone who fails at that which he, or she, has set out to do, may in fact be a very good person; and, someone who has achieved most of his, or her, goals may be particularly base.

Thinking goodness is equivalent to being successful goes to the destruction of society's moral fabric if success has purely selfish goals.

And what it means the word 'good'? The killer sees his success as good as how u see yours... its subjective...

The killer may define his, or her, success as good but good is not how it is necessarily defined. In other words, success and good are not two equivalent terms.

Secondly, even on a personal note, the successes I see today may be seen as failures, by me, tomorrow. This is often true as one regrets his, or her, past actions.
s-anthony
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4/30/2015 2:16:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/29/2015 3:03:40 PM, MadCornishBiker wrote:
At 4/28/2015 10:59:43 PM, s-anthony wrote:
Wikipedia defines "success" as "The achievement of one's aim or goal." Using such a meaning, a gymnast who sets out to master a particular sport is a success as he, or she, becomes an unbeatable athlete; a teacher that desires star pupils is a success as his, or her, students master their studies; and, a cook who longs to stimulate the appetites of his, or her, diners is a success as his, or her, business grows.

However, notice, one's goals are not always good. A serial killer may have goals that are detrimental to the welfare of society. If he, or she, achieves those goals, then, the serial killer is, too, a success. Success is not necessarily equivalent to being good. In fact, someone who fails at that which he, or she, has set out to do, may in fact be a very good person; and, someone who has achieved most of his, or her, goals may be particularly base.

Thinking goodness is equivalent to being successful goes to the destruction of society's moral fabric if success has purely selfish goals.

Well, no-one has ever learned much from success.

However failure is a superb teacher.

Though it has to be admitted you cannot learn much from a failure to breathe.

I believe we learn from our successes and our failures.
celestialtorahteacher
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4/30/2015 10:16:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/29/2015 4:12:30 PM, annanicole wrote:
At 4/29/2015 3:03:40 PM, MadCornishBiker wrote:
At 4/28/2015 10:59:43 PM, s-anthony wrote:
Wikipedia defines "success" as "The achievement of one's aim or goal." Using such a meaning, a gymnast who sets out to master a particular sport is a success as he, or she, becomes an unbeatable athlete; a teacher that desires star pupils is a success as his, or her, students master their studies; and, a cook who longs to stimulate the appetites of his, or her, diners is a success as his, or her, business grows.

However, notice, one's goals are not always good. A serial killer may have goals that are detrimental to the welfare of society. If he, or she, achieves those goals, then, the serial killer is, too, a success. Success is not necessarily equivalent to being good. In fact, someone who fails at that which he, or she, has set out to do, may in fact be a very good person; and, someone who has achieved most of his, or her, goals may be particularly base.

Thinking goodness is equivalent to being successful goes to the destruction of society's moral fabric if success has purely selfish goals.

Well, no-one has ever learned much from success.

However failure is a superb teacher.

Though it has to be admitted you cannot learn much from a failure to breathe.

.... or a failure to study. Unless, of course, one claims that a supernatural teacher enters the picture and directly fills in the gaps caused by lack of study. Then the person should be ok.

That's true. So many mistake God for words in books so they don't look where the words came from--Spirit. Spiritual contact and that's what's lacking in so many people who then wrongly assume their condition applies to everyone.