Hi, I’m new here and I’d like to ask who determines what success is? Our own stupid society that’s what and the main concern of that society is to keep us sick. The sooner we take that on board the better. Being rich and being the chairman of something or other hasn’t anything to do with being a success. You’re only a success when you WAKE UP!
After that you don’t have to apologise to anyone you don’t care if you’re not part of a group you don’t care what someone says to you or about you. Then you don’t bother with your worries and how broken you feel at times - then you’re happy. That’s what I call being a success.
I’m an atheist I don’t believe there is anything out there (religion is just a metaphor for the inner life) and whether people believe in a god or not is not important to me, what’s important is whether you accept human fallibility as a given. Then you’ve got something to work with. Beliefs that science can be used to perfect human beings is as ridiculous as a belief in magic, angels or god’s intervention.
According to the four horsemen, reason and science, rather than religion will rid us of human conflicts and evil. Since the Enlightenment we’ve heard that one so pull another. No, there was a dark side to the Enlightenment as we’ve found, namely you can’t understand and control people with the rational mind. Knowledge may have increased but morally as a species we haven’t change at all, selfishness is our natural state but once you’re aware of that once you’ve OWNED it you’re not sleeping anymore you’ve become awake.
Oh, but Peggotty, you haven't given Mr. Barkis his proper answer, you know.