This is a wonderful, encouraging piece. I love Alice’s definition of success as “a sense of self, ego, and happiness all intertwined”. I especially admire her position of optimistic realism, or maybe realistic optimism, whichever you prefer. An excellent read, from a fantastic blog, of a terrific person! 🙂
I’m sure for the late-diagnosed female with Autism, the notion of Success has been an exhausting one. It is a topic I see frequently in books and articles about Autism and Aspergers. The discussion of Success may also be another of the Rites of passage an Autistic blogger feels drawn to.
Success can be both Objective (seen as a measurable fact) and Subjective (your personal perspective). So what is it? What does it look like? How is it measured? Can we all be Successful? Will it make us happy?
From a Sociological approach success has historically been about wealth, ego and power, in 5000 years (I recently learnt about the civilisations of 3000BC) this ‘absolute success’ hasn’t changed. Neither have the gatekeepers managing propaganda and bias, in today’s society – the media. Over the past century I would moot that the rise of Celebrity has now become an additional image…
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