DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS QUOTE? NEED YOUR RESPONSE FOR ESSAY?





"For many Americans, the concept of success is a source of confusion. As a people, we Americans greatly prize success. We are taught to celebrate and admire the one who gets the highest grades, the one voted most attractive or most likely to succeed. But while we often rejoice in the success of people far removed from ourselves - people who work in another profession, live in another community, or are endowed with a talent that we do not especially want for ourselves - we tend to regard the success of people close at hand, within our own small group, as a threat."— Adapted from Margaret Mead, The Egalitarian ErrorDo YOU agree or disagree? Any comments? THANK YOU SO MUCH(:



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2 Answers to “DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS QUOTE? NEED YOUR RESPONSE FOR ESSAY?”

  1. deflation says:

    yes i agree with that quote..its like taking someone elses success on a personal level, if its someone in your own daily life, you subconciously take it kind of like a threat and are crossing the line of jealousy. where as, reading a success story in the news paper or seeing it on tv,is more of an inspiration

  2. haemophile says:

    I agree 100%. The first part is about our need for idols – people we can hold up as great and wonderful. The second part is the greatest insight. We exist happily in our own little worlds until someone else comes along and does just a little better than we do. To him, we do not extend the hand of friendship. Instead, we plot his demise when he causes us to lose sleep at night.I have been on the wrong end of the second situation many times. I do not compete with others. I compete with myself. However, there have been a number of people who see what I do as a threat. I have had to constantly defend my actions rather than be congratulated for the results of my efforts.