Happiness is knowing who and what you are, knowing your good and bad points, and having made the most of the positive and the least of the negative in your life. And in learning to enjoy the small pleasures you are granted, as and when they come to you.
How do you know if you've been successful?
I believe that I will be successful if I accomplish everything I set myself out to do. To provide for myself and my future family. To be a role model to people and setting a good example in which people will look up to and want to follow. I will know that I have been successful when I feel happy with everything I have acheived.
Suffering is a means of purification to rid ourselves of habits and attachments that lead to sin. When we suffer we hurt. Life doesn't allow things to come easy, we overcome obstacles that set us back.
What makes life meaningful?
What makes life meaningful is spending time with the people you love. Life's to short, so you shouldn't take it for granted. Spending time with people who have a positive effect and bring the best out of you. Enjoy what life brings and live in the moment.
Is there more to life than success?
There's a lot more to life than just being successful and having money. The most important thing in my life is my friends and family. Your loved ones should be your main priority! We would all love to be successful but if we had to choose success or family, it would be family. No question asked!
"Love doesn't make the work go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile." - Shannon L. Alder