Appreciating all hungers as opportunities

Physical hunger is probably the most common hunger we all identify with and as such I’ll start here to illustrate some edifying vs gratifying principles. When we’re physically hungry we want to consume food. Some food is good for us, some bad, and some in between. If one gratifies their hunger by eating junk food,... Continue Reading →


Increasing the edifying value of our success

Discovering Edifying Value I love my brother for many reasons but let me share with you one of them. Michael's a great cook and (as I'm bound by loyalty to my wife I'll need say 'excluding her') he has made some of the tastiest things I've eaten. Home made pizzas (from scratch),  crumbed chicken fajitas,... Continue Reading →

In the bloginning…

They say starting is always the hardest part, which resonates with me... but technically speaking I'm anywhere between 2 to 30 years+ in the making of this and still struggling. I started 'Edifying Success' for a number of reasons but one of the most important ones is to help people see more clearly. As lame... Continue Reading →

Edify Vs Satisfy Vs Gratify

For the purposes of understanding these principles, consider the following: Gratification is detrimental because it is primarily about self-indulgence: It prioritises feeding the hunger over ensuring the quality of what’s being consumed. Little to no consideration is given of the after-effects & therefore one accepts consuming even detrimental things. Satisfaction is primarily about meeting expectations.... Continue Reading →

Purpose & meaning of Edifying Success

We all hunger in life, for an incalculably wide variety of things and for an even greater number of reasons. We have wants, desires, hopes, dreams, goals and objectives whether it be physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, socially, economically, and basically any other word ending in “ally” that you can think of. We’re successful when a... Continue Reading →

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