John Nash and the Quiet Life

Before he died, John Nash, the famous Noble prize winning mathematician, said that recovering from schizophrenia was a matter of living a quiet life.

I thought I understood him in the past, but I don’t think I did.

More and more, we live in an era of attention seeking. People seek fame–Tik Tok fame, Twitter fame–and are hungry for money. I don’t begrudge people a living wage, but I do take offense at money hoarders and scammers, who see everything in terms of the bottom line. A lot of people only value relationships for the monetary benefits they can get from them.

I’m not fully recovered yet, but I am happier and healthier than I have been in my life. I told an old friend the other day that I now live a quiet and happy life.

To most, my life would be considered boring. It is uneventful, low stress, and drama free. I like it that way. It aides in my recovery.

Here’s to a quiet life. May more people have one.

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