Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Success and Happiness

The footballing community was saddened today by the news of German Goalkeeper Robert Enke committing suicide after battling depression for many years. As we the public look at talented and famous people we think they have the best life and we are envious of them as to us they seem to have it all. However we need to remember that these are real people going through real problems.

As a world we put so much importance on success and achieving things to an extent that we don’t stop to think about happiness. As a world we are consumed with being the best and achieving standards on professional or skill level whereas not many people come out in public and say I want to try and be the happiest person in the world.

Happiness is something we can’t take for granted and doesn’t always come with achievement. We have to start looking at successful people as human beings and not just these people we idolize or scrutinize. If someone is not prepared for it talent and fame can be a burden and not a privilege.

I know some people who have achieved a lot in life that aren’t truly happy and I have met some people who do non skilled jobs who are truly happy so success doesn’t always equal happiness. Regardless of whether someone is successful or not we need to look out for them, we can’t just keep on assuming that successful people are happy.

Yes we want people succeed and be successful but we have to make sure we don’t do this at the price of people’s happiness.

Adam Sibley
Founder of the Talented Young People organisation
"Envisage it, Believe it, Achieve it!"
”Shaking up the Youth of Today”

1 comment:

uhy said...

good luck for you.....folow back ok.