by J.R. Miller
What is success? What is the true aim in life? What should one, setting out to make his way through this world—take as the goal of all his living and striving?
‘Views of life’ differ widely. Many think they are in this world to make a career for themselves. They set out with some splendid vision of success in their mind—and they devote their life to the realizing of this vision. If they fail in this, they suppose they have failed in life. If they achieve their dream—they consider themselves, and are considered by others, as successful.
The world has no other standard of success: it may be the amassing of wealth; it may be the winning of power among men; it may be the triumph of a certain skill; or genius in art, in literature, in music, etc.
But whatever the definite object may be, it is purely an earthly ambition.