‘Success Addicts’ Choose Being Special Over Being Happy

Success Addict

Source: Arthur C. Brooks
Affiliation: The Atlantic

In this article, Brooks compares the relentless pursuit of success to an addiction. He argues that work can be a part of a meaningful life if your work serves others and provides you with a sense of meaning, but too much of a good thing can be harmful. 'Success Addicts,' as he calls them, are often distracted from those ordinary activities and relationships that make life worth living. 

Keywords: Anxiety , Happiness , Leisure , Meaning , Purpose