Interestingly, to amuse myself, I work part time (self employed) doing gardening and in the winter DIY. My customers are almost all either quite well off, or poor OAPs, who get the work paid for by the social. I have noticed that the rich customers tend to be far more miserable and often seem rather lonely, as people in big houses seem rather cut off from their neighbours and they are all worried what people will think about the house and garden not being tidy etc. The poorer customers always seem to have more family and friends and be far happier. The poorer customers all know my name and almost always offer me a cup of tea and biscuits. The rich ones rarely do and usually refer to me as "hey you".
I must admit that I always thought that if I won the lottery, I would buy a nice house with a big garden. But having worked in some of these "posh" houses, I would not want to live there.
Yes obviously I agree that money does not bring happiness, but surely a man of obvious intelligence like this one could find some way to keep himself occupied. Has he really seen and done all that is to be done in this great big world of ours?
I have heard people say "been there, done that got the t shirt" but there is always something left for us or we may as well kick our clogs right now.
I think the whole thing rather sad and my guess is that sooner or latter he will be so bored that he will start all over again make another fortune and perhaps give that away to charity as well. Still that would be more positive than to just give up on life as he now seems to have done.
They say that money is the root of all evil, that of course is the often misquoted passage from the bible; Timothy 6:10 says "for the LOVE of money is the root of all evil" It's not how much money you have that determines if you are happy or not it's what you do with that money.
People say that money doesn't make you happy. Personally if I won enough money not to have to work ever again, make me and mine comfortable and be able to enjoy all this world has to offer without worrying about being able to afford it......I might have a slight grin on my face.