What is the measure of success?
She comes across, at first, as ridiculously self-indulgent and narcissistic. However, read a little further, and look a little deeper, and slowly your incredulity is replaced with a bit of sympathy. Amy Molloy may be successful on paper – having a book published at 24, editor of a fashion magazine at 28, running marathons and all-round high achiever. She should be on top of the world, the envy of all her friends, and supremely proud and happy of everything that she has achieved.
However, she has no friends, except one girlfriend. And she’s not happy at all. She describes herself “lonely and joyless”, is extremely self-critical, and admits that she’s boring. It made me wonder, is she really successful if she’s so unhappy? If you’ve reached the pinnacle of your career, you earn more money than anyone else you know, you work hard at your health and fitness, and you…
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