If your successful in a forest… does it make a sound?

3d guy on stack of coinsOf course you must know about the Zen kōan that goes “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?”

Well what about success?

In America, I think you would agree, that we are very success oriented. But what the hell is it? Is it money?

If it is… then in that case if you make a billion dollars but are the only person left on earth, are you successful?