The Symbol Of Success
While the definition of “success” might be personal, most would agree that it means reaching a desired and very favorable outcome. Defined in these general terms, our modern world has achieved remarkable success as well as suffered staggering failures. While we’ve put a man on the moon, we have not been able to find harmony among nations. We’ve eradicated deadly diseases but still struggle with racism, homophobia, and gender inequality throughout the world. Our skyscrapers soar into the heavens, yet thousands of children live in poverty. This dichotomy, the humbling gap between success and failure is perhaps the truest hallmark of modern times. While it might be easier to laud our success than to highlight our shortcomings, together, they illuminate the human experience, as we know it. Future generations will judge us as they will, but it is up to us to preserve both. It starts with acknowledging this concept – and then acting upon it.