I was talking to a friend recently who was not happy that Phillip Schofield has had a more 'successful' career than Andi Peters.
She felt that they both started out around the same time in the same circles in the showbusiness industry.
However, Scofield has been more successful.
I fedback that Peters had done as well as could be expected. But my friend argued that they were no different in how talented they were. I agreed and said that Peters had done as well as could be expected in, let's face it, a white man's world. My friend felt that Peters should have the same presenting opportunities that Schofield has had. I agreed.
In an ideal world that would have happened but we don't live in one so I believe Peters has done exceptionally in his field as a black person. But my friend is right. really and truly Peters has not done as well as Schofield and it can only really be down to colour.
But that is a story for another day......
What I took from the conversation with my friend was that she kept saying Schofield was more successful because he was earning more money than Peters.
I argued that this did not qualify as successful. Sure Schofield has the better presenting roles so, therefore, has a higher profile and more money but who out of the two is happier?
I would assume that both have financial security. So would it really matter who has more?
For me, success is about happiness. My friend could not understand that and believes money equals to success and therefore Schofield would be happier. I argued that Schofield had been living a lie for 27 years so I very much doubt he was happy at all.
I have had success in business making loads of money but I was lonely too. I've also had business struggles but had my health, friends, and family.
I know which life I prefer and feels more successful