In materialistic life two things are important. Looks and Money. Those who are good looking get favors that normal people need to earn..Money..those who are rich also get favors..that they don’t need but..are blessed as if..it makes the one who gives happy..So , it means good looks and solvency, are two criteria for being popular.
Nothing bad. Just that in material world, we have to compete to get this two or at least one of the two.Only , then we can move in the social circle as being admired , and not ridiculed.
Question is..why do we need this applause ? Well..everyone likes a praises even flattery..it just makes us smile..unless we doubt their sincerity.. this means..others are making fun of us..by saying/using nice words but their group has thought about this as a way to insult our dressings or accent.
We..may ask our-self why we want to be in this circle ? Answer is connection. Yes..the key to success is about being well connected and influential. For system has many loop holes where connections help you to go through the hole..like a small cute rat..skip skip and jump 🙂
So..what is success..the ability to make others act as per your need or wants..with less effort getting more result..time is money..:)