Today’s post was born out of an argument in my room last night. Our system and media have painted the picture that if you don’t have a minimum of 7 digits in your account, a fresh ride, a luxurious house on the island (for those in Lagos, Nigeria), a pretty girl you call your own or guy in whatever category you find yourself, a good-paying job or business, a first-class or 4 points result… you are not a success.

If you lack some or all of these, you might never get a girl to say “YES” to your marriage proposal, because no lady wants to join a man in a struggle to make it, “all things must be ready”. Or you won’t have a voice amidst your peers. One of the guys in the argument even said and I quote “I will not come for any alumni reunion if I don’t have a ride”.

What is the place of those that have pledged their life and resources to see mankind improve either through philanthropy or by being a missionary or volunteer doctor in a remote neighbourhood in a very poor corner in Asia? Will you say that I am not successful if my passion is painting, and I am actively involved in the only thing in the whole wide world that makes sense to me, regardless of whether I make money or not, as long as I am happy?
Some say, “as long as I am convenient, I have my three square meal, have my basic needs and able to fend for my family”, I am successful.

How will YOU define success then?

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Tolulope Oludapo is a young Christian who lends his voice through the media by sharing practical wisdom for everyday living in the most experiential and simplified fashion. This has fetched him the direct followership of over 30,000 users on his blog, A blog he founded. He loves to write on varying subjects that affect life, faith, relationship...everyday living.
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