Paul Salahuddin Armstrong reminds us of something we very often forget about. We might not know the exact date of our departure but given advances of modern science we have a pretty good idea about the odds. In the end, what matters is what happens between the day we are born and the day we die.
The values we give to our children can have a huge impact and affect the lives of generations that have not yet been born. If being successful has nothing to do with being happy, the whole point of being successful is frankly a complete waste of time. Most of the ills of our time and of past times were generated by unhappy people and people who have a distorted view of what success really means.