It is commonly believed that in life, success is not the most important thing; it is more important to remain happy and optimistic when we fail. Do you agree with that idea? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

In this day and age, society is full of competition. The desire to seek success has considerably transformed the life of lots of people. Some regard success as the most important thing in life while others are in favor of happiness and optimism despite failure. There is no consensus on which is more vital. Personally speaking, it's being happy and optimistic that keeps me going. First, one's life is not entirely made up of success. Failure often occurs more. Happiness and optimism is the weapon that we can use to cheer ourselves up and head toward tomorrow. Just imagine what it would be like if your life went without happiness and optimism. If that's the case, I would not be able to learn a new skill because I give up, get upset and refuse to give it another shot. Second, the idea that success matters more will make our life goal-oriented instead of process-oriented. But the essence of life is to experience the process, not only to get the result. It is like when you are on a journey, if you fixate on the destination or calculate the time taken, you are destined to miss the fabulous view along the road and make yourself impatient. We only live once, should we just focus on success and ignore the time left that should be fully enjoyed? Further, a man who still faces reality when confronted with failure is a real man. Losing confidence is not a rare thing, right? It is a different kind of success to acknowledge your failure and have the courage to do it all over again. Some may still argue that people who deem success more pivotal are much more motivated. Yes, it is true to some extent. However, that is only a small part of reality. It should be universal knowledge that, as human beings, there are more precious things.
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