Day 404: I'm Rich and Famous. Life Sucks

Staffers at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, Canada, discovered the 31-year-old actor's body in his hotel room Saturday after he missed his checkout time, police said.
While the cause of death was not immediately apparent, police have ruled out the possibility of foul play.
Monteith had been public about his struggle with addiction and checked into a rehab facility in late March.
"It's all about perseverance. Absolute perseverance. You can always get back up," he told Glamour magazine in June.
It was his second stint in a treatment facility.
Monteith played Finn in the popular Fox series, and credited "Glee's" success with helping him to turn his life around. - CNN

What part of the human brain causes us to automatically become depressed when we have everything we ever wanted? Sure, this doesn't happen to everyone, but it's still pretty common. Famous people are very well known for their meltdowns and dramas, a lot of people have a "mid life crisis" where they realise that nothing they have ever done has or will make any kind of difference to or impact on the world, rich kids just luuurve to act like little banana faces with their drugs and self esteem/daddy doesn't give me enough attention issues. Of course I am generalising. 

Obviously we have some holes in our knowledge and understanding about ourselves. Maybe this is what triggers the common "search for self" - we feel like we don't know who we are. Hmmm. The fact is that we know ourselves better than we can or will know anything else in this life. Unlike being around other people, we know what we are thinking at all times - what we don't know is how to effectively change or direct who we are. We kind of get caught up in the currents of our thoughts and feelings and at some point most of us decide that it's easier to just go along for the ride rather than take the wheel. 

In one respect we don't really know who we are, because we don't understand who we are or why we are who we are. We are simply not taught these things as kids, 'cos our parents don't have a clue either. Sure, it's a good excuse and maybe even a little relevant - but it is still an excuse. We go through our lives either pretending we know exactly who we are and why we're this way, or being completely lost in and overwhelmed by the currents that our thoughts and feelings move in.

So now our culture is obsessed with "finding out who you are" which involves doing a whole lot of stuff that makes no difference to... well, anything. Interesting that this journey is mostly only taken by people with money who don't have to worry about survival. That includes artists and musicians, because even though they may not technically have  a lot of money, they live as it they do. So we go through our lives looking for a ghost. Who am I? What is the meaning of life? Those are really not the questions we should be asking. We should be asking "Why is the world such an unpleasant place, and what can I do to make it better in a substantial way? How do the systems in our world work, and what is it about them that causes the horrible conditions we live in? How can I further understand myself and why I am who I am?" But not many people ask these questions. It doesn't really make sense. I am trying to come up with a plausible reason, but nothing makes sense. We are a nonsensical species. We do things and live in ways that simply don't make sense. I have no more reasons for our actions for tonight.