People Rate Loved Ones On A Scale Of Success In This Touching Video

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The dictionary defines success as,

The fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame.

No, this isn't the start of a sh*tty best man speech.

Strayer University and A Plus released a video on Tuesday to promote a petition to change the Merriam-Webster dictionary's definition of "success."

The university reports 90 percent of US citizens consider success to be a measurement of happiness rather than fame, fortune and status.

In the video, participants were asked to rate their own successes on a scale of one to 10 and, shortly thereafter, loved ones were asked to do the same on each participant's behalf.

The results are emotional, so perhaps prep for a tender tear or two.

This petition, unfortunately, coincides with my own efforts to convince Merriam-Webster to change the definition of success to,

Eating the most free bagels at the office.

But, Strayer's campaign also seems like a worthy cause.

A Plus on YouTube

Citations: What Happens When People Realize How Their Loved Ones Rate Them (Bored Panda)