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Harry and Megan

Discussion in 'Personal' started by oldsomeman, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Nealswife

    Nealswife Occasional commenter

    o_O:D:D Better to struggle in the warmth than freeze to death! Money helps!
     
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  2. ACOYEAR8

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    You realise how uninteresting your own life has become if you start to take notice of the decidedly mundane adventures of two other humans who through no fault of their own happen to be associated with a dynastic group of rulers.
     
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  3. Spoofer4114

    Spoofer4114 Lead commenter

    What struggles do you envisage they could have?
     
  4. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    "MegHan"
    Said the pedant, unable to just drop it.
     
  5. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Money does not equate to happiness.
    Yes, one can be miserable in comfort but struggles are not just financial.
     
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  6. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    It’s well documented that Harry, in particular, has had difficulties managing his mental health, particularly after the loss of his mother.

    Mental unwellness is no respecter of wealth or privilege and cannot be ‘cured’ by the addition of it.
     
  7. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Yes, I hear it's really quite tricky being affluent.
    I'm so glad I am not in that difficult sort of place-having plenty of money? I don't know how I'd sleep at night tbh.
     
  8. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Emotional.
    Depression.
    Mental health.
    Only recently the billionairre Steve Bing committed suicide...............money did him no good.
     
  9. Spoofer4114

    Spoofer4114 Lead commenter

    The OP talks about "struggle in the life they have chosen". He hasn't chosen his mental illness if that is what he has.
     
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  10. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Agreed. And having shedloads of money didn't make his parents happy either.
     
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  11. Nealswife

    Nealswife Occasional commenter

    It's like people watching in Paris o_O - you are not looking at yourself but happy to lounge about to pass critique at the wonders of others you will never meet .....Alas, no more cafes, just internet. Or whittle wood with a blunt knife! Paris is shut.
     
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  12. Nealswife

    Nealswife Occasional commenter

    The worst thing in life, is to feel no one cares, or that the world hates you and knows everything about your suffering to judge you - money is incidental to this state? It can happen to anyone....rich poor, beautiful and the unfortunate who are ill....I expect Harry and Megan have their baggage to deal with in the public eye.
     
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  13. ACOYEAR8

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    ' De paseo ' in Barcelona was the same.
     
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  14. Nealswife

    Nealswife Occasional commenter

    Yes - think of the lights, the diners on the pavements, eating scrumptious food, smiling as you glance down, ;) balmy nights, all dressed up to walk.....not serious but de rigeur.:rolleyes: Bloody Covid.
     
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  15. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Lucky you in my part of the world all I had was a greasy spoon cafe...and I can't sit in there for a coffee either lol
    Paris, long time since we have been there, was indeed something special, For the city which reminded me of old fashioned English towns, yet the pace was indeed laid back..where else can I spend a morning with the wife in animated discussion in a military museum discussing how knights went to the loo when in full armour, or exploring the settings of Bonopartes grave, or chatting about English football teams at the Arche de Triumph, with a gendarme, or wanding flower markets just listening to banter, or enjoying the marvellous sites of old Paris from the top of the same momument....or walking up to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, and many more events in just a few short days.
    Well, I remember.
     
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  16. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    It is possible to choose a life and then have difficulty with the consequences of that.

    No one chooses to have mental illness, any more than they choose to have any type of illness. It might be that the life he chose is, or was, an attempt to improve his mental well being.
     
  17. Nealswife

    Nealswife Occasional commenter

    You are so right. The latest stats on 'happy' young men, taking their own lives, is shocking. He would be scrutinised for anything by the hounds, just like his mother was - so perhaps he has had to make the best of a what he has. Hope he can find happiness.
     
  18. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Star commenter

    My daughter is one person who doesn't have 2 pennies to rub together, and yes some of her struggles would be made easier if she had more money. I never suggested otherwise.

    But even if she had a million pounds,. I doubt it would cure her CFS, make her walk without pain, or boost her confidence. It is unlikely to make her voice come back, or enable her to socialise.

    Not all struggles are financial. I will go on saying it. Happy to be a stuck record on this one.
     
  19. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I agree.
    There is in fact no point in this thread where anybody has said that.
     
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  20. Nealswife

    Nealswife Occasional commenter

    Sorry to know about your daughter's CFS. Of course, some money would help to ease the pressures and provide a little more security in the day to day things we all have to struggle with. But there is no compensation for good health - and being content with loved ones around you. Sadly, I don't think Harry can buy that love and loyalty? Money helps - not the solution for them.
     

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