VAT: Hedging success

Success is fleeting and random; it comes and goes. Best not to bet solely on our own success.  When we derive joy from the success of others, we are hedged; if not celebrating our own success, we can celebrate the success of others. To that end, we are well served helping others succeed.

When we celebrate success, whether ours or that of others, we are grateful (great-full, full with great feelings). Moreover, the success of others encourages us to feel that we too have a chance success will come our way. That’s optimism. Gratitude and optimism are two of  of the three pillars of happiness.