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Sell out, to me oh yeahAnd everything's gonna be alright
Sell out, to me tonight
The record company's gonna give me lots of money
When you succeed, do you obtain your success without sacrificing your integrity, or does it come about via your skills at sucking up, only doing it for the money, or a number of things that involve selling your soul, either literally or metaphorically?
This is what the kids these days refer to as a Sellout, which is probably one of the most subjective traits in existence. In essence, you could choose to go a certain route and feel you're doing the right thing, and there will always be one person who felt you gave up a little part of yourself to obtain your goal.
See Money, Dear Boy for a fuller list of this trope.