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Discussion in 'Personal' started by oldsomeman, Jul 1, 2020.
Better to struggle in the warmth than freeze to death! Money helps!
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.
What struggles do you envisage they could have?
Said the pedant, unable to just drop it.
Money does not equate to happiness.
Yes, one can be miserable in comfort but struggles are not just financial.
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.
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.
Only recently the billionairre Steve Bing committed suicide...............money did him no good.
The OP talks about "struggle in the life they have chosen". He hasn't chosen his mental illness if that is what he has.
Agreed. And having shedloads of money didn't make his parents happy either.
It's like people watching in Paris - 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.
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.
' De paseo ' in Barcelona was the same.
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. Bloody Covid.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is in fact no point in this thread where anybody has said that.
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.