Don’t do it ……….., well when it comes to being successful in this world, there are many measuring sticks that one can use, and when it comes to being considered successful in the materialistic and modern world, a lot of the times it can come with an empty feeling.
So when one says that I don’t mind failing in this world, it doesn’t mean that one will not have any successes, it just that those successes are with a different measuring stick.
I Don’t Mind Failing In This World – Malvina Reynolds
“Somebody else’s measuring scale of Win or lose doesn’t tell the tale,
so I don’t mind failing in this world.”
And sometimes one can appear to fail, and yet it can be the catalysis for bigger successes later on, and sometimes to appear successful in this world, actually means to become compromised.
Look What They’ve Done To My Song – Melanie
And sometimes the most memorable performances can come from the most benign places.
Didn’t It Rain – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
So realistically, success is a personal yard stick one measures themselves by, and a lot of the time to be perceived as successfully is actually part of a zero sum game, and the more that one becomes successful, the less successful one actually becomes