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posted by CoolHand on Monday August 31 2015, @01:02PM   Printer-friendly
from the money-can't-buy-love dept.

Money isn't everything, according to Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson's "increasingly despondent" tweets:

Shortly after the sale of Minecraft's parent company, Mojang's co-founder Markus Persson had reportedly left the studio in order to pursue other projects. Naturally, before immediately moving on to another enterprise, the man more affectionately known in the gaming community as "Notch" has taken several beats to reap the benefits of his success, outbidding Beyoncé and Jay-Z on a $70 million home, and hosting lavish parties in his newly acquired mansion. However, he's also been afforded plenty of time to reflect on how far he's come, and not surprisingly, it's quite lonely at the top.

Recently, Notch took to his Twitter account to air his grievances with the current situation in which he finds himself. Although Persson's net worth currently rests at $1.33 billion as of writing, the famous game designer has confessed that such prosperity has essentially cursed him in the grand scheme of things, as he's "never felt more isolated". Apparently what John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote all those years ago is true, and it's that money can't buy love. Taking that into consideration, Notch's Tweets grow increasingly despondent, as seen below.

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The problem with getting everything is you run out of reasons to keep trying, and human interaction becomes impossible due to imbalance.— Markus Persson (@notch) August 29, 2015

Hanging 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.— Markus Persson (@notch) August 29, 2015

In sweden, I will sit around and wait for my friends with jobs and families to have time to do shit, watching my reflection in the monitor.— Markus Persson (@notch) August 29, 2015

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 (@notch) August 29, 2015

Found a great girl, but she's afraid of me and my life style and went with a normal person instead.— Markus Persson (@notch) August 29, 2015

I would Musk and try to save the world, but that just exposes me to the same type of assholes that made me sell minecraft again.— Markus Persson (@notch) August 29, 2015


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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by inertnet on Monday August 31 2015, @08:18PM

    by inertnet (4071) on Monday August 31 2015, @08:18PM (#230427)

    The problem is that we're mortal beings living on a planet that won't last forever in a universe that is dying of entrophy.

    Well, yes but maybe there's a way out. I've recently developed a new (?) theory why we haven't contacted any aliens yet. Many theories come to the conclusion that our galaxy should have been colonized by now, but we can't find any evidence of that. So I thought, what if sufficiently advanced races eventually all either die off, or develop the 'magic' that enables them to escape from this universe to one that is more stable? For them there's no more point in exploring this universe, all efforts would be spent in order to leave this place for good. With this theory it's perfectly understandable why we can't find anyone out there.

    On the subject, most people are struggling most of their lives, thinking unlimited money would solve all of their problems. So it's hard to empathize with rich people that are unhappy. I hope to be able to know how it feels to be rich someday, only without becoming a public figure. I'll let y'all know how that turns out.

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