The Creator of Minecraft Discovers Wealth Doesn’t Equal Happiness

“Notch”, the creator of Minecraft, is not happy, even though he is highly wealthy.

Money is not the thing that will bring you joy. It is a great enabler, but it can also be an amazing crux. You have to learn how to handle immense wealth, and how to use it for the good of yourself and those around you. 

We humans need limitations, even if they are self-imposed, or artificial limitations. We also need some reason to struggle, or achieve in life. If money is no longer the ambition then what is the next, bigger thing you can aim for. 

Being rich is wonderful.

At least that’s the assumption the whole world seems to make.

The wealthy are today’s so-called rock stars, even though the music that emerges from their mouths can sometimes feel like a dirge played on a flute slipped up someone’s nose.

This is especially true of the tech world, where untold billions have descended on young, sometimes socially awkward, nerdy types.

Markus “Notch” Persson is one of those new billionaires. The 36-year-old founded Mojang, created Minecraft and sold it to Microsoft for $2.5 billion.

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