Everyone is different. Everyone knows that. There have never been two of the same people ever before. Sure, there might be identical twins that look like they're the exact same person, but they are definitely two different people with two different personalities. Since everyone is different, everyone has different views on what success really is. As a class, we watched a Ted Talk this week that talked about this, and we talked about it a few times as well.
Someone's thought of what success looks like depends on what kind of family and friends they grew up with. For example, if a kid grew up with parents that did not go to college, and they did not really care a whole lot about school, then the kid would most likely not care that much about getting a good education either. Where as, if a kid grew up with hardworking parents that really cared about school and went to college, the kid would most likely do the same thing, and care a lot about school and doing well. That is not always the case though. There are times where parents who did not attend college might have had a kid that really cared about school, and there are times where parents who cared deeply about their education might have had a kid who did not care so much about school.
No two people have lived the same life, so everyone has a different view on life. Everyone has different people in their life that contributes to who they are and what they view success as.