“The planet does not need more ‘successful people’. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture is the set. ” ~H.H.The Dalai Lama
I feel he is suggesting ‘success’ feeds the ego, which is never truthful and is never beautiful and essentially can never make us happy. I believe that by being more peaceful, more healing, more restorative, great at storytelling and more loving we get closer to being our true selves, which essentially makes us, and those around us, happier.