0033 - 24-year-old Bengaluru engineer earning 58 lakhs shares viral note on unhappiness (3-step guide)

The Unlearning Playground

Apr 28 2023 • 18 mins

A few days back, a 24-year-old software engineer from Bengaluru took to Grapevine and penned down a note on how despite earning a hefty salary of 58 lakhs per annum, he is unhappy with his life.

The note has since then gone viral, having amassed a bunch of shares and comments from people talking about it from various different perspectives.

As someone who has been working in the Bengaluru software engineering industry for close to 10 years now, and as someone who went through and outgrew a similar phase in his own life, I think I have an understanding about this problem that most people tend to lack.

So, in this video, I aim to provide a wholly different perspective on the problem this young man is facing (quite possibly along with a lot many others who simply haven't asked the internet for a solution yet)

=== Outline ===

(00:00) - The original viral post
(01:41) - How not to think about this
(02:55) - What this video is about
(04:14) - Don't #1
(04:48) - Don't #2
(05:48) - Don't #3
(07:00) - Don't #4
(08:05) - Do #1
(08:52) - Do #2
(10:27) - Middleground #1
(11:31) - Middleground #2
(12:26) - Our obsession with happiness
(14:07) - Self love, self acceptance and happiness
(17:28) - An invitation

I honestly hope this video reaches out to the guy who wrote that note. So, if you can play your part in that, please share this with your community. You never know the impact a little click of a button can have on others.

I'll see you in the playground.
Until next time.
Peace out.


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Credits for the beautiful soundtrack:

"Reaching Out" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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