Material success is measured by how safe, secure and comfortable we are in life.
To achieve anything in life, we require power, authority and ability.
The power to gain material success comes from ‘money’. The more money we have, the more power we have to secure material wealth.
The more material wealth we have, the more power we appear to have.
The authority to accomplish material success comes from ‘status’. The higher our status in the hierarchy of society, the more authority or influence we have over others.
The more influence we have, the more power we appear to have, because there is no distinction between power and authority in our society.
The ability to achieve material success comes from ‘knowledge’. The greater our knowledge, the more ability we have to get on in life, make money and improve our status.
Money, status and knowledge are the 3 indicators of material success in our society.