You shouldn't feel guilty about being successful. That isn't what I said. But you also shouldn't criticise someone else for having circumstances beyond his control cause him hardships. If there is more to it; if he is that bad of an employee, why didn't they can him after five years? ten? twenty? What's up with waiting until he is 6 months from retirement?<quoted text>You can't guilt me into feeling bad for the success I have achieved over my lifetime. It is well deserved. Your neighbors story doesn't make sense. I don't believe it. There is more to it I guarantee you. I wish him and you luck especially around the Hiliday Season!
The last time I saw my uncle, he told me, "Don't let life bite you in the ass." My uncle had been bitten a few times. Some people get bit; others don't. Some ask for it and deserve it; others don't.