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Who wins in this world --- the bad or the good --- depends on your definition of success




   Some people believe that "bad men win and good men lose" in 
   this world while others believe the opposite --- that "good men 
   win and bad men lose".  Who is right?  The answer depends on 
   your definition of winning, your definition of success.  If 
   your definition of success is wealth, power, social position 
   and things like that it must be admitted that bad men often do 
   win and good men often do lose.  However, if your definition of 
   success is happiness then you must say that "good men always 
   win and bad men always lose".  Why?  Because it is a natural 
   law that goodness is health and happiness to the soul and 
   badness is ill-health and misery to the soul.  And, 
   furthermore, if you assume that the real reason people seek 
   wealth, power, social position and the like is because they 
   think these things will bring them happiness you can say that 
   the bad men who gain these things still lose --- because these 
   things don't bring happiness.  They finally achieve them and 
   realize that they are sterile and empty --- that they have 
   spent their lives chasing after illusions and mirages that 
   don't exist. 


   Oct 1981


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