Is a person who doesn't strive in some sense a failure?

Anonymous (@) 7 years, 8 months ago

Whether is personal, spiritual, material betterment?

And before anybody mentions anything:

“I am large; I contain multitudes..”

(sample from a common quote)

Don’t get offended because I’m violating your “divinely granted” place… Not that I need to care about that..

March 25, 2014 at 9:04 am
MonkeyZazu (1,865)M (@monkeyzazu) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

Nope. A person who doesn’t strive is simply a person who doesn’t strive. Being a failure due to the lack of motivation or action to achieve something in their lives is a misconception held by the person looking at them, judging them that way.

As you titled your other post – Why must humans seek things? Why not merely be content? – Exactly.

Anonymous (175) (@) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

Exactly, all things are subjective, I would agree readily.

Xanthan (0) (@Xanthan) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

All failure (or success) is relative to an arbitrarily imposed standard.

Kris (328) (@kjbaran) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

We live in a universe of Rest, and to that, all things will come. To strive is just a form of motion, which is in itself an illusion. Seeing “failure” is no different than seeing a degree on a thermometer.

Marlon (97) (@shoeopener) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

Well, if you’re not driven you’ll neither fail nor win whatever you want for yourself. If you’re not driven to do something for yourself or someone else you won’t fail anyone so you don’t even have to make a promise. You’ll be only lonely, but not a failure in any way.

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