Notch is going through hard times
Almost a year has passed since Microsoft bought for $ 2.5 billion the Swedish company Mojang AB, the developer of the famous Minecraft game.
Marcus [ Notch ] Persson became a billionaire after this deal. According to the assessment of the Forbes, the developer is estimated personal fortune of $ 1.3 billion.
Unfortunately, money does not bring happiness. Marcus today posted a series of very sad tweets that arouse sympathy and concern for him.
Notch complains that life has become “lonely” and “empty” after the sale of the company.
As a warning to those who are striving for “financial success,” his words sound: “Now I am relaxing in Ibiza with a bunch of friends and hanging out with celebrities, I can do what I want, but I never felt more lonely.”
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
“The problem is that when you get everything, the incentive to try to do something disappears, and relationships with people become impossible because of the imbalance.”
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
“Having returned to Sweden, I will sit back, look at my reflection in the monitor and wait for friends with their work and families to have time for at least something.”
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
The saddest thing is that the guys from Mojang, according to Marcus Persson, have lost all friendly feelings after a deal with Microsoft. And this despite the fact that he tried to do a lot for them. For example, in 2012, he refused dividends and distributed his three million dollars among employees . At that time, only 25 people worked in the company, and some of them could not hold back tears after such a boss’s act.
Now the situation has changed. Notch says they hate him at a former firm. One of the Mojang developers tried to object . Like, the negative was at first, due to shock from the news about the sale of the company, and then passed. But Marcus does not believe in this. He says that no one came out and said that it was just an initial shock.
@pgeuder i do not know that, nobody reached out and said it was just initial shock. So fuck all of you. Fuck you so hard.- Markus Persson (@notch) August 29, 2015
In general, everything is bad. "I would like to become like Musk, try to save the world, but then I will have to deal with the same goats again that made me sell Minecraft."
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
In his personal life, Marcus Persson is also unchanged. “I found a cool girl, but she was scared of my lifestyle and preferred a normal guy.”
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
What can I say ... Hold on, Notch!
It is said that unexpected success in life often has such consequences, and it will pass. Well, if so.
People who made sudden success are telling me this is normal and will pass. That's good to know! I guess I'll take a shower then!- Markus Persson (@notch) August 29, 2015