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Updated on Tuesday, April 15

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QUESTION: What do you consider to be success? State your age, gender, ethnicity, and program. Do you feel like you're on the way there or not?

33 comments

  1. 27. female. caucasian. arts.

    Success: Finding balance and peace in life. Being challenged but not to the point that I lose focus on other aspects of life.

    Am I on my way there? Absolutely.

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  2. 22. Male. Caucasian. Environment.

    Finding that which everyone is relentlessly and restlessly looking for.

    I don't think it's a path.. but more a realization. But in terms of personal development, if I have become conscious of it, I think so.

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  3. 20. Female. Caucasian. Arts.

    Success: finding someone who I can take care of and be a good wife to. Raising a family and watching them grow up and achieve what ever dreams they have.

    I'll eventually get there I'm sure. You can't pressure these things into happening.

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    1. Your dream is to see your kids achieve their dreams? So what if your daughter has he same dream? Won't that be a never ending cycle? Maybe I am overthinking this

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    2. you seem like my kind of girl. I'm #11

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    3. haha 3a, yes its a cycle. Its called being a species.

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    4. Hey, wow, we share a lot of the same values! If you ever want to chat here's my e-mail: i.want.your.emails.plz@gmail.com
      20. Male. Caucasian. CS.




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    5. @3a: It could end up being a cycle that ultimately leaves everyone happy I think.

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  4. 22, F, Asian, Science.

    Success to me is to be in a profession that allows me to help others, having a SO to enjoy life with, and maybe a kid or two (in the FARRR future).

    On my way there? Career-wise, yes. Personal relationships, no. I'm unattractive and to be honest, I don't know if there is someone out there for me. I might have to reevaluate my long-term goals but for now I'm focusing on the career.

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  5. 20 / Male / Caucasian / Engineering

    At this point it's about

    a) Somehow figuring out what I really want to do with my life and hopefully following that path.
    b) Building strong, long lasting connections with other people.

    Am I on my way? Well, yes and no. It's hard to be on the way when looking for one. And relationships are difficult, too. I'll keep trying though.

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  6. 19, Male, Asian, CS.

    It's just being happy. However you want to define that is up to you; if it's money, or it's being around good company, or if it's just working on something you love every day, it's being able to honestly say to yourself, "I'm really happy right now."

    Me, personally? I'm doing something in school that I enjoy, making myself decent money on work terms, and the friends I have are really some of the best ones I could wish for. Maybe I sulk to myself too much about silly things, and maybe I'm not doing as well in school as I'd like to be, but I don't care too much because I get to enjoy time with really awesome friends and I can just forget about all of that. Maybe I'm not successful yet, because I'm not as happy as I could be, but I've definitely improved myself over the past few years and I'd say I'm quite happy now and I'm on my way there.

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  7. 20, female, Asian, Engineering

    Doing what you enjoy as a job.

    Nope, I dont want to be an engineer.

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  8. 19, female, Asian, Arts & Business (English RPW w/ CS minor)

    To succeed is about surpassing a goal. So once I reach past my current stage of self-doubt and fear of the future, then I've definitely succeeded in passing this scary milestone of mine. I think I'm on my way, but I wouldn't really know until I get there, lol.

    Basically, when I don't have a lot of worries and I'm happy. Cause I know that every little thing is going to be all right :)



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  9. 26. male. occidental. physics.

    Success is the achievement of goals you set for yourself.

    I've recently been modifying my goals, based on the direction I'm heading (which sounds like cheating but I'm okay with it). I guess I'm on my way.

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  10. 22, Male, Geomatics

    Happiness, and money=happiness

    On my way, already have investors and contacts in the biggest companies that I can make money off of from my own business.

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  11. 22 male. happiness = making lot of babies. Not just regular babies. Like Harvard quality babies.

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    1. white, eng btw

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    2. if you have a shit ton of money and are famous, any white babies you make will be Harvard quality.

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    3. 11b, I'm not 11, but I think that would be a different Harvard quality that would be less rewarding. That's what I think anyway.

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  12. 18. white. female. arbus

    Success for me is being happy with my career and marrying a man who loves and and respects me. Also lots and lots of babies. Am I on my way there? Career-wise, I don't know yet I'm only in 1b. Marriage-wise, yes, I'm happily engaged.

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    1. Holy shit you are 18 and already engaged?

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    2. Wow I am turning 21, and I haven't even held a relationship for as long as 6 months in my life. Good job I suppose.

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    3. 12 here. i've been with my SO for almost 4 years so naturally it was the next step.

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    4. I can't wait until the divorce. You'll be all horny and lonely, and guys like me come right in for the kill.

      I'm an asshole, but you'll want me.

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    5. 12d, why would anyone want you?

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    6. 12, you're probably a desperate and insecure individual.

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  13. 20. Brown. female. Engineering

    Success for me would be finding a job that I love while helping people around me and making a difference
    Also, having someone who loves me even I am being lame and some good friends.
    Career-wise, I think I will get there because I am doing what I love.
    Personally, no boyfriend (I am really shy and awkward around new people) and no great friends in this country.

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  14. 22, white, female, math

    Career: I want a job that challenges me to think. I'm happiest when I've got a problem to solve. I don't care about getting rich. Ideally, it would be math-related. Working on it with the degree and the co-op and whatnot.

    Personal: A close-knit group of friends who are more like family than some "real" families. Time to pursue my many hobbies. One week at a cottage every summer. A man who loves me, who I can take care of and who wants to take care of me. My own home, preferably a loft condo or century home. I've got the friends and I'm working on everything else.

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  15. 22 male math

    I want to fundamentally change the lives of others for the better, especially those who haven't been given the same opportunities as me.

    I want to make a ton of money. Use this for personal reasons but also to help goal 1

    A job where I have control over a department and can finally do things my way. Co op is frustrating sometimes.

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    1. I'm definitely on the way there

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  17. 23, F, asian, math, success to me equals being a fully realized individual, as in having all my divine powers unfolded, become an immortal and love everyone unconditionally. am i on my way there? its a long journey that will probably take a lot of lifetimes or just one lifetime, but i'm taking my first step.

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  18. 20, white, female, actuarial science/CS:
    Enjoy career, able to be financially independent, enjoy life, probably find a spouse of some kind but meh I'm okay with just having good friends and lots of dogs/cats.

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