6 Questionable Ways We Define ‘Success’

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It takes a degree of mental illness to become a super successful businessman, as it turns out.

1. Step 1: take tests from K-12 in a terrifying world dominated by mean children while doing arbitrary assignments.

*if you’re lucky enough to go to a functioning school.

Step 1: take tests from K-12 in a terrifying world dominated by mean children while doing arbitrary assignments.

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2. Step 2: fork over tens of thousands of dollars for a name-brand college. Major in something lucrative or else risk never being able to pay back student loans.

Step 2: fork over tens of thousands of dollars for a name-brand college. Major in something lucrative or else risk never being able to pay back student loans.

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3. Step 3: pay your dues by doing years of underpaid labor in an expensive city.

Step 3: pay your dues by doing years of underpaid labor in an expensive city.

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4. Step 4: spend most of your waking life working in an office (if you’re lucky).

Step 4: spend most of your waking life working in an office (if you're lucky).

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5. Step 5: buy a home.

Step 5: buy a home.

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6. Step 6: brag about all that at a wedding, family gathering, or reunion.

Step 6: brag about all that at a wedding, family gathering, or reunion.

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7. OR YOU CAN: Move to a cheap city where you can get by on a part-time job. Live peacefully. Smooch the ones you love.

Either way. Tell that to your parents when they ask you why you haven’t sold a start-up for $200,000,000 yet.

OR YOU CAN: Move to a cheap city where you can get by on a part-time job. Live peacefully. Smooch the ones you love.

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Kevin Tang

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