What is Success Anyway? Another Look

Novelist and philosopher, Alain de Botton, author of On Love: A Novel and How Proust Can Change Your Life has a talent for out-of-the-ordinary interpretations of what is visible to all. For example, he reports the following headline to describe Oedipus:

“Sex With Mom was Blinding!”

And, pity the Ferrari owner: he suggests that “the next time you see someone driving a Ferrari, don’t think of  them as greedy, but as someone incredibly vulnerable and in need of love.”

In the following presentation, courtesy of ted.org, Botton offers a kinder, gentler view of “success” and “failure.”