British rap star Mike Skinner admitted this week that becoming famous with the Streets didn’t make him any happier at all, revealing that he’d instead became ‘unnerved’ when he realised he was responsible for his own mental wellbeing irrespective of external events.
“Before you're famous, you think that that pendulum of emotions is down to your circumstances. You think: I'm having a good day; I'm having a bad day – something shit's happened,” he told the Observer’s Caspar Llewellyn Smith.

“You put in [to the equation] the incredible amount of money and opportunity with women and free clothes and screaming audiences… but you still have good days and bad days,” said Skinner.

His realization matched the assessment of British celebrity hypnotist Paul McKenna, who this week published a new book called ‘I can make you HAPPY’ in which he listed various techniques for dealing with depression.

As well as recommending visualizing yourself stepping into the persona of someone you admire, the lifestyle coach advised looking upwards as much as possible instead of downwards, to avoid feeling ‘hemmed in, with few possibilities’

“Some of my clients are rich and famous and some are not, but I’ve discovered that money and fame ultimately make no difference,” he added.

“I’ve also worked with people who had everything — a great job, a family and good health — but they still weren’t happy. Indeed, they felt guilty and angry with themselves for not enjoying their good fortune, and so depressed that they couldn’t see any point to their lives.” (Daily Mail: )

Uber-rich New York star Mark Ronson, meanwhile, admitted ‘taking the money and running’ from being one of the last decade’s first ‘celebrity DJs’ this week, though likewise revealed his fame has come with unexpected consequences.

"Sometimes when I meet someone, they'll say, 'Wow, I expected you to be a (jerk),” he told the Daily Gleaner, "I don't particularly know why that is, maybe it's because of the way I look in my videos,” he speculated.

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