1. It’s a simplified idea on your way to nowhere.
2. It’s a generalization.
4. Being or becoming successful is a symbol.
5. The pursuit of success is an ego goal.
6. "Isn't it wonderful... to achieve great success and have the privilege of owning 3 cars and 3 houses? You can't drive all the cars simultaneously, nor can you sleep in all the houses at once."
7. All you have are symbols of your success and status. An abstract symbol, no doubt.
8. "What if what you call being successful was totally backwards?"