Its my belief that its far wiser, (in this life) to be orientated around the SERVICE of others, or ones community, than to want others to serve you. Doing portraits for the wealthy allows me to a serve others,. I also do portraits of poor South Africans that get bought by mostly European art collectors, and in so doing I serve my countries best interests, (by documenting our changing culture via my photoreal artworks). An opposite to serving others, is to found in activities such as a person trading for himself on the Foriegn Exchange. A colleague recently recommended that I copy him by also starting forex online trading, and to a large extent, he has lost my respect, again. A successful person is one who serves a community and is well-rewarded and respected by for his or her service. Thats me.