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Gladwell gives differing definitions of intelligence. Yet his definition of success is singular— "worldy" success in terms of of wealth, power, and fame. Are there also differing definitions of success that Gladwell doesn't consider? If so, what are they, and what does it take to achieve those versions of success?

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There are many versions of success beyond "worldly" success. Empathy and helping people is a beautiful success. Consider Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, or the Dali Lama. Their success is built out of compassion and improving humanity. Wealth and power were not their goals. For some people, merely getting through the day can mean "success".