How much do I really value prestige? Is seeking prestige a sign of low self-esteem — to validate one’s self worth? Sometimes I ask myself these questions. I really don’t know the answer. I honestly believe that I’m a year or two away from making partner. It would be nice to have all my efforts recognized by getting this promotion. I once saw a poster that said something like “success is the best revenge.” Wouldn’t that show all the naysayers, the ex-girlfriends, etc. that I’m a successful guy? Plus, it would come with a healthy boost in salary!