On these forums, and on media outlets in general, I constantly see success being equated with being rich. For example a billionaire may be described as successful or conservatives may describe a tax as a war on success or something along those lines.
It has always been a pet peeve of mine because I don't think that wealth necessarily equals a successful life. For example, a mulitmillionare may have a bad marriage and a horrible relationship with his or her kids. Why should that person be described as successful in life simply because of their wealth? Conversely, a person may be a fishing guide that loves what they do, has a good family, but is hardly even middle class. Why should that person not be described as successful in life, indeed more successful than the hypothetical wealthy person described before? Anyway what do you think?