The world seems to give a choice between plague and cholera
1. Joyless success
2. Joyful outcast
If you are the kind who like social status, accolades, stamps and titles, you accept the sacrifices of a joyless success.
If you are the kind who give no fuck about stamps and respectability but also refuse misery, you go for a joyful outcast.
There might be some middle grounds and everyone has good reasons for every option.
The the most important is to be aware of one’s own choice to avoid split personality which shortens life, and deprive you off the best of each world.