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In general it is quite difficult to "define" a widely accepted view point regarding prosperity, because it depends solely on an individual's personal perception of what s/he regard as prosperity. Prosperity means different things to different people... mainly depending on their past experiences, present circumstances and hopes, fears or expectations for the future. The following are some possible of views regarding prosperity...
  • Prosperity is technological advancements (when in a 3rd world country).
  • Financial and materialistic comforts (when poor).
  • Prosperity is harmonious interaction and relation with one's environment (when in conflict or at war).
  • Peace of mind, spiritual content and bliss can be regarded as prosperity (in the absence of purpose and meaning in life).
  • Religion and a certainty with regard to the "afterlife" can be regarded as prosperity (when old and close to death).
  • Health and the ability to do an honest day's work (unemployed or a chronic sickness).
  • Time for yourself, your family and the people close to you (when caught in a rat race, constantly meeting deadlines).
It is clear that each person should decide for him-/herself what s/he regards as prosperity and how such a view could be balanced with a dream, personal life and future career or job.

However - the following nagging question still remains - should one regard a society that is categorized as a 1st world country, financially stable, with amazing technological advancements, many survival "securities" and all the materialistic comforts that one can think of, BUT characterized by social barbarism, underlying aggression, feelings of regret, physical and/or mental abuse, divorce and intolerance toward other beings, views and ideas as a prospering society....? Perhaps this view of prosperity could be rather coined as a prevailing dogma than a view on prosperity?

Just something to consider, when formulating your personal views on prosperity.

Prosperity imply different things for different people at different times

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In general it is quite difficult to "define" a widely accepted view point regarding prosperity, because it depends solely on an individual's personal perception of what s/he regard as prosperity. Prosperity means different things to different people... mainly depending on their past experiences, present circumstances and hopes, fears or expectations for the future. The following are some possible of views regarding prosperity...
  • Prosperity is technological advancements (when in a 3rd world country).
  • Financial and materialistic comforts (when poor).
  • Prosperity is harmonious interaction and relation with one's environment (when in conflict or at war).
  • Peace of mind, spiritual content and bliss can be regarded as prosperity (in the absence of purpose and meaning in life).
  • Religion and a certainty with regard to the "afterlife" can be regarded as prosperity (when old and close to death).
  • Health and the ability to do an honest day's work (unemployed or a chronic sickness).
  • Time for yourself, your family and the people close to you (when caught in a rat race, constantly meeting deadlines).
It is clear that each person should decide for him-/herself what s/he regards as prosperity and how such a view could be balanced with a dream, personal life and future career or job.

However - the following nagging question still remains - should one regard a society that is categorized as a 1st world country, financially stable, with amazing technological advancements, many survival "securities" and all the materialistic comforts that one can think of, BUT characterized by social barbarism, underlying aggression, feelings of regret, physical and/or mental abuse, divorce and intolerance toward other beings, views and ideas as a prospering society....? Perhaps this view of prosperity could be rather coined as a prevailing dogma than a view on prosperity?

Just something to consider, when formulating your personal views on prosperity.

Prosperity imply different things for different people at different times

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