If a person is born the Prince of Wales, and if he, later by his birth right, becomes the king is he a success? If someone inherits a fortune, say a billion dollars, is that success?
If a prime minister, by hook or crook enthrones his son or daughter in that position is he/her really successful? Can we consider a born a beauty like the former Miss World, Aiswarya Rai a success? Is Latha Mangheskar, whose inborn, heavenly voice enthrall millions, a real success? There are so many Hollywood and Bollywood stars who got a chance because of their stunning looks. Later they became ‘big heroes’. Are they truly successful? If someone is born the Prince of Wales he is the next king. He did not merit his elevated position and therefore he cannot be called a success at all. The world may be treating him like a powerful man and unfolding a red carpet for him, but he does not merit any such adulation. But if he devotes his life for the good of the society, he is to be given credit in proportion to what he does.
The criteria for his assessment should be much sterner as he is born in a privileged class.
In India the sons of the legendary industrialist Dhirubhai Ambani has bequeathed a huge business empire worth thousand of millions of rupees to each one of his sons. Nobody will give credit to the sons for becoming heir to that fortune. But if they become great industrialists or successful on their own, yes, they deserve merit. That they were born as billionaire’s sons is not their mistake. Anyone should be doubly careful before labeling such fortunate ones successful. How many people get such a background and such a foresighted father?
In many countries sons and daughters of the presidents or prime ministers come to occupy their father’s position rather effortlessly. In India there are so many examples. A simple pilot son of a prime minister later assumed the country’s chief executive’s post. Indians wanted him and no other person even though there were many capable and experienced leaders available. And he 'ruled' India for quite sometime. Wheteher de doeserved it or whetehr he carried out his dutuies well are all matters of dispute.
In the United States, sons of former presidents do come to their fathers’ chair mostly because of their own merit. In these cases, it is the people who have to decide whether they are a success or not. They should be given credit to what they do as the president. If they are immature or shortsighted or parochial in their vision and decisions the world will not spare them. And of course their favorable heredity and environment should be given due consideration before they are given pass marks. How many get such a good hereditary and environmental combination?
they are In the case of the beauty queens and all we should understand it is not their fault that blessed with a beautiful face and a suitable body frame. They have to toil a lot to reach the top-- diet, exercise, forgo favorite foods, be under strict mental and physical discipline for long, be well-read and practice body language for long before they are even selected in the national contest. I think they do merit high marks in the scale of success.
Well, many of you are not blessed with that sort of a face or body, but you will have adequate talents to come up or prosper in other fields.
It is true that without her heavenly voice Latha is no Latha. She cannot then enthrall the millions as she has been doing. But she must have had practiced for quite sometime and did a lot of hard work to sing so many songs. Well, here the inherent talent outweighs anything else. But do give marks for her toil, hard work and persistence. In the case of the Hollywood and Bollywood stars, I do agree that a suitable physique dop them to get selected first.. But they must have toiled hard to get a screen test and suffer all humiliation before they could come to be the real big ones.
Many stunningly beautiful ones pass off unknown, unsung and unheard off. Why? Perhaps they did not try. Or still, they did not have the right connection or introduction. After the initial, favorable opening the real rise is very much dependent on their toil, persistence, right judgment, careful cultivation of a public image and so on. They do deserve some marks.