The author enjoyed a success but discovered that it initially led to more problems. Eventually he figured it out.
It's long and it's a little overblown on its vocabulary, but I enjoyed reading phrases like "I, too, shall warn life's lumpenproletarian losers about success's manifold miseries."
What Comes After Success?
Scott Adams alluded to similar feelings in his blog
a few weeks back.
In retrospect they both could have saved themselves the effort:
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success!"
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good enough for me.