Bengaluru techie earning Rs 58 lakh annually says money cannot buy happiness; internet reacts

The age-old debate over ‘Can money buy happiness?’ is yet to get an apt answer as people have different take on the question. Meanwhile, a 24-year-old Bengaluru-based software engineer has once again sparked a debate on social media with his heartwarming note on money and loneliness.

He explains how he earns Rs 58 lakh annually and is yet lonely and has a depressing life.

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Sharing his story, he wrote, “Feeling saturated in life. I am a 24-year-old software engineer in a FAANG company with 2.9 years of experience in Bangalore. I make a good living (58lpa before taxes) and have a somewhat relaxed work life.”

“However, I am always overwhelmed and lonely in my life. I don’t have a girlfriend to spend time with, and all of my other buddies are preoccupied with their lives. Even my work life is monotonous because I have been with the same company from the beginning of my career and do similar things every day, and I no longer look forward to fresh challenges and growth opportunities at work.”

“Please advise on what I should do to make my life more interesting,” he asked.

His post has started a debate on social media with several users giving their opinion in the comment section.

“Some of my friends said the same thing to me, and I too felt it several times. Feeling lonely, saturated, anxious all the time,” commented a user.

Another user wrote, “The struggle is real.”

“He is lonely and longs for human connection. And it’s a valid need for everyone, irrespective of salary. Loneliness is the curse of modern life and we don’t acknowledge it,” wrote another user.

“When I was a kid I thought grown-ups are free and happy and here I am grown up and I find everyone is kind of lonely and depressed albeit earning big,” wrote another user.

“I am pretty sure finding a girlfriend isn’t a solution,” commented another user.

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