The Price Tag on Success

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By Meaghan B.

Webster’s Dictionary will say that success is the attainment of wealth, honors, position, or the like. In our society, success is usually associated with those who fit America’s conventional mold of the “successful” individual: educated, respected, and financially comfortable. Though there are exceptions to this template, the common American citizen’s definition of success depends to some degree on money. I interviewed a handful of Oakland citizens about their perception of the price tag on success.

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