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Markus "Notch" Persson
Markus “Notch” Persson

Success can turn out to be a real pain.

Minecraft’s creator Markus Persson took to Twitter this weekend to vent about life after selling his company Mojang to Microsoft for $2.5 billion.

Despite wealth, fame and that infamous $70 million party pad in Los Angeles, which he reportedly outbid Jay Z and Beyonce for, Notch is feeling a bit down.

From his Twitter:

https://twitter.com/notch/status/637563038258868224

Apparently, he found a way to turn that frown upside down.

After some “knee pee” on his jellyfish sting, Notch then tweets that his goal for the day is to “not go to a club.”

He also took to Twitter to explain that his mini-meltdown really wasn’t that bad, to bemoan the state of journalism and add that he’s not turning to God.

Notch’s dilemma (extreme wealth, access, privilege) is a textbook case study on what it means to find true happiness.

And guess what? Once you have your basic needs taken care of (clean water, food, shelter, education, etc.) it really doesn’t have anything to do with money, partying or buying things.

Go outside and do healthy stuff, find a good community, practice gratitude and give back. Maybe get a dog? Get back to us.

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