‘I’ve never felt more isolated’: Man who sold Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion is miserable

‘I’ve never felt more isolated’: Man who sold Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion is miserable

Mountains of money can lead to isolation and sadness, with no comfortable middle, according to Notch, the man who sold Minecraft for $2.5 billion.

notchHanging out in Ibiza with a bunch of friends and partying with famous people, able to do whatever I want, and I’ve never felt more isolated. The problem with getting everything is you run out of reasons to keep trying, and human interaction becomes impossible due to imbalance.Found a great girl, but she’s afraid of me and my life style and went with a normal person instead.When we sold the company, the biggest effort went into making sure the employees got taken care of, and they all hate me now.

Markus Persson, also known as “Notch,” is experiencing life as the filthy rich. He can’t have fun during the day because his friends are working. He can’t have fun at night because women are scared of his lifestyle. All the guy wants is to live a normal life. That can be achieved quite easily. I’ll send my bank account information to Markuss and he can transfer half of his fortune to me. I’ll find a way to not be miserable.

Those of you who think this is nonsense should know that feeling miserable and isolated when you’re rich is not a pity party, cry for attention, or anything else. It’s real. It’s boring. It sometimes causes unnecessary separations in relationships with others.

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When you’re filthy rich and don’t have to work every day, you become very bored. You sometimes want to do things that your normal friends cannot do because they have a work schedule or they cannot afford it. When you’re out to eat and you can afford the most expensive items on the menu, but your friends still order from the happy hour selection, then you feel funny asking for handfuls of lobster.

Markuss can alleviate his isolation by creating a new job for himself. Maybe he can venture into funding start up projects or program his next masterpiece. He can create a working schedule that revolves around his friends schedules. He can sell that ridiculous house and buy something more modest. Or, he can turn his amazing house into a Minecraft mansion and give tours once per week.

I used to work for myself, years ago, and I can relate to everything Markuss is going through except for the bank account flowing from here to Australia.

In order for him to feel normal again, just live modestly and work around your friends schedules. When it comes to doing rich people things, then sometimes pay for your real friends who’ve been there all along. Either that or find new friends

If they’re rich, and they call you, they’re probably actually interested in hanging out with you. Otherwise, they would call their own friends.

Maybe Markuss can start a self help group for rich people with no friends.

Frank Lea

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