Friday, September 01, 2006

Measure of Success In Life

You may have succeeded at life if...

If you do something no one ever accomplished before.

If you give more to the human race than you take away.

If you are ever a world champion.

If you spend more time happy than sad.

If you practice refined taste.

If you spend less time thinking about other people than they spend thinking about you.

If you have two or more surviving children.

If you have sex with more people than your partners.

If you die with more money than your parents.

If when the time comes you don't fear death.

If someone remembers you 100 years after you're gone.

If you make a difference in just one person's life.

If you ever get someone to truly love you.

If you accomplish everything which was expected of you and more.

If you never purposefully harm anyone.

...But the truth is, there is no official score.

by Bram Cohen September, 2000

Bram Cohen is the author of the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing program and protocol BitTorrent.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what if i haven't achieved any of these 'benchmarks'? Does that mean i'm a total failure in life?