I Used to Be Depressed, Broke and Anxious


I used to be depressed, broke and anxious. Now I’m just depressed and anxious. 🙂

I appreciate this gentleman contributing free advice. It seems worthwhile. But something is off when the first thing a person tells you about themselves is how much money they make.

I just read an article about a loneliness epidemic in Silicon Valley. People make a lot of money in Silicon Valley but apparently can’t figure out how to convert it into joy or connection.

I’ve never seen any evidence that people with a lot of money are happier than anyone else. Quite the opposite, really. People think they’d be happy if they just had lots of money. Then they get lots of money and they’re no happier than they were before. Plus they’ve lost the fallback of thinking that the reason they’re not happy is that they don’t have a lot of money.

There are lots of dysfunctional rich people. I’m sure you can think of examples. One that always sticks in my mind is Ben Affleck. He was in rehab. He’s rich, famous, handsome, doesn’t have to work any more than he wants to, but for some reason, he couldn’t get through the day without getting smashed.

If Ben Affleck can’t get through the day, what are the rest of us supposed to do?

I’ve got no advice on making oodles of cash, but if you want to be happier, I’d say find a few people you really enjoy being with and spend more time with them.

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