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Prosperity refers to the state of wealth, abundance and success.

This term is mostly used to talk about a country that is rich and peaceful (see peace), where people want for nothing more. We also use it for a company whose business works perfectly.

However, prosperity can also concern one single individual. We say that someone is prosperous when it seems like everything is great in their life : they’re healthy, they’re happy in their professional and personal life, they’re wealthy... (see longevity).

Everyone may have a different view on prosperity because success is not the same for everyone. An achievement can be small for one person and be a huge success for another.

For religious people, prosperity is a gift from God, or a reward for being loyal and pious (see piety). For non-believers, prosperity is simply a reward for working hard (see labor).