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The Tragic Tale of Notch (Markus Persson, Minecraft)


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  • ibxtoycat
    ibxtoycat  Жыл бұрын +8988

    Wacky to hear myself being referenced in a video I'm watching, haha.
    This is one of those crazy situations where money made someone's issues worse, not better and I think there's so much to learn from it.

    • Caprio Mrówkicz
      Caprio Mrówkicz 13 сағат бұрын

      Notch is a genius and very respectful of this guy I hope that his life will work out but nevertheless it is a pity that he sold Minecraft because Minecraft in his time was the Original with a real atmosphere

    • E E
      E E 7 күн бұрын

      IBX.. TOYCAT! I love your vids

    • ItsSrsBzness
      ItsSrsBzness 24 күн бұрын

      yeah you really think money made notch's life worse.... just lol

    • Tim Welsh
      Tim Welsh 29 күн бұрын

      I dont think the money made his life worse. I think the world is just going to shit and hes got the time to sit back and see the forest for the trees

    • Wubz
      Wubz Ай бұрын

      Yo sup

  • Jesus Christ
    Jesus Christ 5 ай бұрын +2183

    i wonder if he ever realizes how many kids lives he made so much better just from that simple game.

    • Praying For The Asteroid
      Praying For The Asteroid 3 күн бұрын

      Thank you for having a wholesome comment voted right to the top. People can say what they want about this whole situation but he created something that really made a staple and memories for kids in their childhood.

    • Aprende Inglés Conmigo
      Aprende Inglés Conmigo 6 күн бұрын

      Si tuviera 24 horas de vida antes de morir, 8 horas usaría para jugar Minecraft

    • Sergeant Monke
      Sergeant Monke 7 күн бұрын

      @★E13M3NT4L★ dream 💀

    • Cyber
      Cyber 14 күн бұрын

      @MinerPvPGaming 21 It’s definitely not, a lot of kids now are incredibly antisocial and just flat out losers in life

  • Malal
    Malal 3 ай бұрын +917

    I'd be crippling depressed too if Ethan Klein constantly pestered me to hang out with him too.

    • Praying For The Asteroid
      Praying For The Asteroid 3 күн бұрын +4

      @Blake Wixom He was an edgy edgy boy to make his millions and then he converted over to the EXACT people that he made fun of. He would have roasted Hasan Porker into the ground but he just turned into him and adopted his cancerous ideas. That quote "Either you die the hero or live long enough to become the villain" is damn truth right here.

    • Type3 Gaming
      Type3 Gaming 7 күн бұрын

      @I did some unspeakable things at kids playground How?

    • I did some unspeakable things at kids playground
      I did some unspeakable things at kids playground 7 күн бұрын

      @Type3 Gaming basiclly the same thing

    • Type3 Gaming
      Type3 Gaming 13 күн бұрын +3

      @Blake Wixom Racism

    • Blake Wixom
      Blake Wixom 16 күн бұрын

      what did Ethan do besides pander to his audience and get mad at people on the internet?

  • Dusan Doroski
    Dusan Doroski 3 ай бұрын +291

    He's a swedish gamer nerd (nothing mean meant). I live in Sweden and know many guys like him. He's made to hang out at RPG and LAN parties with normal people, raid bosses and run games as a game master. Not buy mansions, drive supercars and hang out with celebrities on Ibiza.
    Money can't make you unhappy, what makes you unhappy is how you use it.

    • MrBrit
      MrBrit 14 күн бұрын +5

      ​@Dan 123 that's besides the point, no one wants a friend only with you for money

    • Dan 123
      Dan 123 29 күн бұрын

      @Dusan Doroski Meh if you pay me enough I'll be your friend, I would be grateful and would actually listen.

    • Dusan Doroski
      Dusan Doroski Ай бұрын +19

      @Dan 123 you don't get it. There's a huge difference having friends to play with and paying people to play with.
      The energy is not the same. The difference can be compared to someone actively listening to you and being interested and someone yawning and barely listening to you. You're comparing apples and oranges.

  • Gavin The Crafter
    Gavin The Crafter 3 ай бұрын +750

    No matter what Notch has said or done, I will always respect him in a way because he created one of my favorite games ever made, which allowed me to make friends and have experiences I never would have if not for Notch

    • Lawrence Talbot
      Lawrence Talbot 2 күн бұрын +1

      I have mad respect for him after hearing what he said. Dude was just being honest, fighting against the woke culture before that became thing. Honestly he said nothing wrong. Sadly Twitter isn’t the place where you speak the truth, especially against the virtue signaling crowd

    • xtasy
      xtasy 11 күн бұрын

      Ion even get what he said wrong he wasn’t being offensive to anyone

    • Ricklard
      Ricklard 13 күн бұрын +1

      @Don't Care you need to be +18 to have a youtube account

    • EndWarrior
      EndWarrior 15 күн бұрын

      @A Human 😅

    • I LOVE Twitter under musk
      I LOVE Twitter under musk Ай бұрын

      Cry more

  • Rathenn
    Rathenn 3 ай бұрын +570

    Quite sad. Minecraft was huge and the creator deserves credit for that, at least. Definitely a good case of getting everything most people naively dream of makes life itself a chore.
    Hope Notch can get back on top again. Guy was a legend.

    • RazielSchnitzel
      RazielSchnitzel Ай бұрын +1

      @Praxeria lmao I love this response. I'm going to borrow it.

    • Wind
      Wind Ай бұрын +4

      @Dino Gt Ew

    • Praxeria
      Praxeria Ай бұрын +14

      @Dino Gt Hey, most people have to get payed to be a clown, but here you are doing it for free.

    • Kirei Mochizuki
      Kirei Mochizuki 2 ай бұрын +3

      I agree. He turned jaded and bitter because he simply realized that people didn't party with him for him but for his money and got bored with everything. I do still believe that he has genuine friends but they all are busy at work and with families.

    • RoSquad
      RoSquad 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Dino Gt LMAO man thats kinda sad

  • Litun
    Litun  Жыл бұрын +45308

    he turned creative mode on just to realise that survival was actually the best

  • Jerel Damon
    Jerel Damon 14 күн бұрын +20

    I actually got to make Notch laugh on Twitter a couple of times years ago. I was surprised he was laughing at my tweets let alone even replying to me. I don't always get to make billionaires laugh. The odd thing was sometime later I went to his account to see what he was up to, and I was blocked.
    Hope all is well, Marcus.

    • Territy
      Territy 7 күн бұрын +4

      poor guy, he probably regrets his decision years ago.

  • Abreal Gaming
    Abreal Gaming 3 ай бұрын +98

    I'm actually really interested in Notch's story.
    The parallel between his life and Minecraft is almost 1 to 1.
    Building a life in Minecraft and getting rich, then becoming bored and just finding yourself doing nothing.
    As a professional builder in Minecraft It's such a catching story.

  • Mr. X
    Mr. X 3 ай бұрын +268

    Seeing one of my childhood heroes go down like this is truly sad.

    • yzzilG
      yzzilG 17 күн бұрын

      @A Human victim mentality

    • I LOVE Twitter under musk
      I LOVE Twitter under musk Ай бұрын

      He’s a Chad. Cry more

    • Machina Owl
      Machina Owl Ай бұрын

      @Phoenix Ace Never heard of a neo-nazi? Although I don't believe that Markus is one. He's definitely on the far right.

    • Machina Owl
      Machina Owl Ай бұрын

      @Apof This might be controversial, but outside of criminals, implying that anyone on a social media platform you use should get shot should have serious repercussions.

    • Sebdet9
      Sebdet9 Ай бұрын

      @Mr. X used to be 🙁

  • WaZar
    WaZar 5 ай бұрын +140

    We all dream of that wealth notch has gotten, but this is a prime example of why everyone should be happy to live a normal life. This story is honestly very sad, and i hope that notch will find meaning to his life again.

    • Christoffer Jonsson
      Christoffer Jonsson 23 күн бұрын

      He did have a highly paying work as a game developer while he was making minecraft. He once said that the biggest difference (this was when he had made about 10M) that he did not ever had to look at a price tag anymore. But he was a very high earner before minecraft. But i do think the difference between 10M and 2B is too big for many if not all people, it is so much so it is hard to keep any relation sane. And i think it is very hard to make new friends.

    • Audacia
      Audacia 28 күн бұрын +1

      Nah, Notch is just very uncreative with his money. Mansion in LA and parties every night is like basic 12 year olds idea of what to do with money.

    • Vitamin Dealer
      Vitamin Dealer 2 ай бұрын

      @irvine s how you’d spend your time and money is key

    • irvine s
      irvine s 2 ай бұрын +12

      i'll prefer being a billionaire thank you, the problem isn't with wealth, it's with him, there's plenty of stuff to do in the world, go traveling, fishing, playing game, work out, sport, etc. he can do whatever he want to make live interesting, look at pewdiepie for example, he move to japan, tried everything there, pick up surfing as a hobby, sure he's not as rich as notch, but he have enough money to never work again in his live too, and he's happy, heck he look like he enjoy live more after retiring.

  • ErrorCode_Bruh
    ErrorCode_Bruh Ай бұрын +11

    I really feel bad for Notch but he did it to himself. I hope he realizes how many childhoods he has made to kids around the world.

  • MCheiron
    MCheiron  Жыл бұрын +16238

    If there is a millionaire out there suffering, remember. I am here for you. I could gladly take the burden off your shoulders and let you be happy.

    • Chris
      Chris 11 күн бұрын

      Yeah, just give me 200 million dollars

    • VentiLover69
      VentiLover69 11 күн бұрын

      .. with a small price ✨️

    • 咖啡猫。
      咖啡猫。 14 күн бұрын


    • Cobra
      Cobra 2 ай бұрын

      Im here for ya always brother, i will sit there through all your sorrows with you😞

    • Ducky Duckington
      Ducky Duckington 3 ай бұрын

      @Chaotic Logic mhm, many little things won't ever make the one big thing.

  • Micah Nuckols
    Micah Nuckols 5 ай бұрын +29

    What he went through is what people go through when they lose their purpose. Even though he had it all, he didn't have that sense of security anymore. I see it all the time when people quit their job and go to school full-time, or retire, or their kids move out, or when they get divorced or break up. Anytime you suffer a loss of something you really cared about you lose part of yourself. That person you were and the feelings you had about yourself become fleeting. It was comfortable and you didn't have to think about it. Someone needs to take him in and give him structure with a new purpose. Or he should surround himself with professionals with the idea he has great opportunities in front of him.

  • Phoen1x
    Phoen1x 6 ай бұрын +59

    When you hit a twitter, and not a therapist with your depression - you will never end well

    • Kim Bald Un
      Kim Bald Un 9 күн бұрын +2

      When you use Twitter, You will never end well

  • Mister Galaga
    Mister Galaga 5 ай бұрын +14

    no matter what, this man helped create one of the greatest games of all time.
    it shaped my childhood, and made me the gamer i am today.

  • Zman Adventures
    Zman Adventures 28 күн бұрын +3

    This is a good example of how money doesn't always give you happiness... When you have everything then there's nothing left to earn...

  • Manuel
    Manuel 10 сағат бұрын

    If he knew how influential him & this game was & could say how many lives he positively affected im sure he would have some semblance of happiness. Its truly sad to see a person who positively affected so many people go down like that.

  • OTR
    OTR  Жыл бұрын +14294

    Imagine how different childhoods would've been without Notch

    • Your Mum
      Your Mum Ай бұрын

      @Egames9993 Minecraft invented the word childhood

    • HandheldGamer1991
      HandheldGamer1991 2 ай бұрын

      My brothers kids would be normal? Or at least know what grass looks like XD

    • SerNoblethe2nd
      SerNoblethe2nd 3 ай бұрын

      Yeah.. a whole generation might have actually experienced life outside of a video game.

    • Wind Doggo
      Wind Doggo 4 ай бұрын

      @the truckmaster True happiness can also come from way less significant parts of life. Are you saying that what we experienced with Minecraft, other games, shows, movies, or places, and shared with our friends and family wasn't true happiness and didn't have value even if it left such an impactful memory? If true happiness has to be something like a dream job, there would be a lot of people that aren't truly happy then. Also in my case, Minecraft KZcliprs were kind of significant since they got me to look for something else to study that wasn't computer science since I couldn't keep up with it and I was unhappy with it. Minecraft KZcliprs made me pick up video editing as a hobby years ago, which later made me want to study film production and it's something I actually enjoy and can keep up with. Without Minecraft, I wouldn't be where I am now, I would be lost.

    • OCC Plumbing & Restorations
      OCC Plumbing & Restorations 5 ай бұрын

      Would have been the exact same for me.

  • N-N Collectables
    N-N Collectables 3 ай бұрын +119

    I never knew there was a sad story about Notch. I am surprised

    • aliendoggy
      aliendoggy 2 ай бұрын +7

      Me neither. Only thing I knew, was that minecraft was made by a swedish dude!

  • Andrew
    Andrew 3 ай бұрын +5

    Notch will allways be a legend in our hearts

  • MegaphoneMikey
    MegaphoneMikey 5 ай бұрын +7

    I have gone down the youtube rabbit hole so often every night, and this one had my ADHD brain hooked for more than the normal 2 minutes all the way to the end. Wonderful story telling and deserving of an updoot and a sub.

  • Element
    Element Ай бұрын +1

    I love the way this video is edited. With some Minecraft elements like particle effects and noises. It really brings you into the topic of whatever Sunny is talking about.

  • Mr_E isme
    Mr_E isme Ай бұрын +2

    The way Notch saved stuff into chunks was genius.

  • Jango Fett
    Jango Fett 10 ай бұрын +7421

    Let's be honest notch not wanting to hang out with Ethan is completely understandable

    • long chin man
      long chin man 5 ай бұрын

      @Krav Maga he became the very thing he swore to destroy

    • Tooii
      Tooii 5 ай бұрын


    • Ghoul
      Ghoul 7 ай бұрын +5

      @Elite7555 I liked ethan's early work, but he's gone way dowhnill

  • Stav Borochov
    Stav Borochov 4 ай бұрын +7

    His point on the state of minecraft is kinda true tho. The game used to be about your own journey while now it's way more about the planned out line of stuff you need to do in the game

  • Andy
    Andy 7 ай бұрын +7

    With all of his wealth, he could quite easily find some positive purpose in life, whether it be humanitarian projects, helping out with poor neighbourhoods, finding SOMETHING that reignites his heart for his efforts and transforming unfortunate peoples lives.
    Instead of partying with celebrities and fake friends who only want to party and not give a rats ass about his depression or loneliness. He has chosen a specific path, and strangely has decided to stay on that path and wallow while it corrodes his soul.

  • Psycho's Neighbor
    Psycho's Neighbor 2 ай бұрын +3

    He learned a valuable lesson when he made those tweets: Who his real friends are.
    And I'm guessing there weren't many if any at all. Good for him.

  • Zeveron
    Zeveron 3 ай бұрын +14

    Being rich is not good for the soul, there's no challenge and all your problems are taken care of with money. He experienced what is like to live a life suited for a spoiled person, he was clearly better than the latter, although if he didn't taken the deal and brushed it off as a joke, then he would've continued to live an honest life. I feel so bad for him because he lost the people who cared about him and were good to him. I wish him a chance at redemption and a welcoming comeback into community. Let's hope he's working hard to move on from his mistakes.

  • Matt McLaren
    Matt McLaren 4 ай бұрын +3

    My son told me a story how in the early years of minecraft he found notch in the game just standing still I guess away from the computer or atleast not being active. My son said he spent along time attacking notch as he did not move. But after many minutes of attacking notches character wouldn’t die so he left him alone. I just thought it was a really cool experience for him to run into the creator of the game especially after the amount of time he spent playing.

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache
    Just Some Guy without a Mustache  Жыл бұрын +33320

    So Notch is proof that money doesn't necessarily buy you happiness

    • Guitars and Cars
      Guitars and Cars Ай бұрын

      Money can buy you happiness if you have proper hobbies.

    • SaintPhoeniix
      SaintPhoeniix 3 ай бұрын +1

      Financial stability does, having more money than a small country doesn't. Having enough money to have the things you need and want would make most people happy.
      Notch could be happy with his billion dollars if he wasn't detached from reality. Move back into a house for normal people, find someone to love, give yourself a purpose again (start a charity and work for it, try to solve a local issue with your money and power, start working again) and get off Twitter. Having that much doesn't make you depressed, his life made his depressed.
      I bet if you asked him to give away $1.5b and just have a few million in the bank and return to being a decently well-off guy, he'd say no.

    • ScholaroftheWorld — Alternate History
      ScholaroftheWorld — Alternate History 4 ай бұрын

      Anecodtes are not good evidence

  • Minkusaurus
    Minkusaurus 7 ай бұрын +6

    i feel so sad. This story is full of emotion. i hope he's gonna be fine.

  • striker
    striker 5 ай бұрын +2

    It’s too bad he never focused his energy into the prototype games he enjoyed making. If he had just kept himself busy and focused it would have given him purpose. Notch seemed like a genuinely nice guy with weak mental fortitude. I think the isolation he experienced is what caused him to sorta deteriorated, but on the other hand, he dug his own grave. Still, pretty sad.

  • JustA NormalDude
    JustA NormalDude 2 ай бұрын +2

    "The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy." - Albert Camus

  • BiteSized
    BiteSized 27 күн бұрын +1

    Minecraft has gotten me through very dark times and I am sad how the creator is stressed and not living happy I hope he finds a passion

  • Dżony Dżons
    Dżony Dżons 4 ай бұрын +2

    There is still at least one challenge left. After all isn't the challenge of finding meaning in seemingly challenge-less life an ultimate challenge? As you can see there is still a lot to work on Mr. Persson, just don't give up. Good luck.

    ECKOSOLDIER  Жыл бұрын +2724

    Great video, so sad to see as he's someone myself and millions looked upto. Money isn't happiness 😔

    • Rize
      Rize  Жыл бұрын +1

      Money is happiness idgaf what you say

    • Imperial Star Destroyer
      Imperial Star Destroyer  Жыл бұрын

      But if you buy LEGO star wars, it turns into hapinnes

    • nukizima
      nukizima  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Giggoty "being a billionaire with nothing to work for is more depressing than being poor" i can guarantee that its not id rather have a bunch of money that i can quicky just CHOOSE to donate and not buy a whole bunch if i truly didnt want it rather than barely afford to live and have no choice but to go to bed hungry every night in constant stress

    • F. Gj
      F. Gj  Жыл бұрын +1

      @DaGreatest_ My man, I am coping this. Absolute gold.

    • Lux Intelligentia
      Lux Intelligentia  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Leon Reborn Exactly! If some millionaires is miserable, they can donate them millions to us!

  • Nero Lost
    Nero Lost 13 күн бұрын +1

    Notch isn't missing wealth, famous friends. He is missing the piece, that was Minecraft. He misses working on such a big game like Minecraft with a community, having a relationship with the community.

  • Jae
    Jae 3 ай бұрын +4

    I remember just having fun simply coming up with mods. This is an interesting video. Many things changed very quickly when it was like hey people, truly sandbox until it’s owned by a company. He needed escape and escaped with a bag full of money. The real shame is he created something that encouraged creativity. Granted a stack of money to break filter and maybe his humanity more.

  • Malik Malak
    Malik Malak 3 ай бұрын +84

    I feel like he is divided in 2.
    One side is the guy who wants to have a normal life, design games, and just be.
    The other side is a bored person with more than a lifetime's worth of money and no goal of what to do with it. Questioning every interaction he has with people. Are they really friends or are they here because of my fame and wealth? What are my limitations and is that really what I should be doing?
    Not having anybody you can trust that you can go talk to about these feelings, thoughts, and concerns. Can make you feel isolated and lonely. Even when surrounded by hundreds or thousands of people.
    This is a common occurrence with people who have suddenly come to a large influx of capital/fame and no plan/guidance in place on how to transition.

    • Nemesis
      Nemesis 22 күн бұрын

      @Malik Malak I wouldn't go the route of an income cap because that will most likely cripple innovation. If people know there is a limit, they'll eventually stop trying because there's no point (just like a job you can't get promoted).
      In his shoes, I would probably spend my time seeking self-development with professionals, traveling and then moving to a very very remote place where not many (if any) people know the story.

    • Malik Malak
      Malik Malak 2 ай бұрын

      @Subsario I wouldn't be surprised if he feels that he can't trust any woman to Love him for him and not his money. He's not old enough to ignore that fact though. He'll probably give in by the time he's in his '60s.

    • Subsario
      Subsario 2 ай бұрын

      if i was him, i would create random goals, like trying to get to 5 Billion dollars, starting a game company and getting a wife
      i mean, poor guy, sad to see such a legend lose all his friends, his creations and his girlfriend

    • Malik Malak
      Malik Malak 2 ай бұрын

      @I dont know what to do To be honest, this is why we need an income cap. Too much of modern economics is dependent on capitalism and trickle down economics.

  • Yeah Nope
    Yeah Nope 4 ай бұрын +2

    Notch is just a genuine albeit a slightly fragile person. He sold off his main project that brought him wealth and has been bored since. It's a natural phase in life for someone in that position. It does pass and he'll probably find something new to do.

  • goldenTop17
    goldenTop17 5 ай бұрын +7

    This is proof you can hate someone till they become the villain, he made something amazing and put alot of work into it only to have people vomit hate on him about the 0.001% of the game they didn't like until he could not take it anymore and walked so far away nothing was left around him but money.

  • Kasper Christensen
    Kasper Christensen  Жыл бұрын +5963

    Notch's biggest flaw is that he cares about what other people think of him.

    • Connie Theo
      Connie Theo 3 ай бұрын

      He openly supported Qanon and tweeted some super transphobic things so...

    • Connie Theo
      Connie Theo 3 ай бұрын

      @armoredp he openly supported Qanon. Stop pretending like that's nothing.

    • King Gook the Autistic king ewgewgwegwe
      King Gook the Autistic king ewgewgwegwe 6 ай бұрын +1

      This. The number one rule in life is to not give a shit about what people think of you.

  • Gonzo Lonzo
    Gonzo Lonzo 3 ай бұрын +1

    I think the irony is that he sold the company to protect his sanity, but when he sold he'd slowly lose his sanity anyway.
    I wonder what things would be like if he had just kept with minecraft and learning to deal with social media shit rather than getting himself an insane amount of money that led to him going off the deep end. Like being given everything you want in a blink of an eye and learning that everything you wanted was what you had.

  • File Not Found
    File Not Found 2 ай бұрын +8

    notch is a good man, he's just very misunderstood. I really hope he doesn't have to live the rest of his life miserable and lonely, he deserves so much better, regardless of his opinions, tweets, or whatever else.

  • Kristoffer
    Kristoffer 2 ай бұрын +1

    This is why when you get to heaven, you suffer intense sorrow.
    Seriously though, he needs to find another purpose. Something that brings him back to helping people.
    Yes, making and maintaining a game for kids and adults is helping people.

  • Jancias
    Jancias 2 ай бұрын +7

    I don't care what he says, he will always be a legend for me. The father of Minecraft - a game we all grew up with.

  • Thee Adjudicator
    Thee Adjudicator 5 ай бұрын +3

    It was so harrowing the way you summarized his life to that of playing alpha minecraft, a true product of his own creation.

  • MangoldProject
    MangoldProject  Жыл бұрын +14953

    Money doesn't buy you happiness, but being poor sure makes you miserable.

    • naif al mubarak
      naif al mubarak 3 ай бұрын

      money buys you happiness to an extent. Once you run out of things to buy tho, then what does the money even accomplish? Its only enjoyable if you are working towards something. I feel like if I was in his shoes I'd consider politics or charity to give my life meaning again. That way you're working towards something again.

    • Daquavious Johnson
      Daquavious Johnson 4 ай бұрын

      @Dan Urech no but u people just buy useless things with it instead of using it for things u want

    • Soflogamer8637
      Soflogamer8637 4 ай бұрын

      There’s a difference between being “poor” and being “broke” being broke is not having money, being poor is not having happiness/money/family. **IMO**

    • Brady R.
      Brady R. 5 ай бұрын

      Having money’s not everything, not having it is -Kanye West

  • NO Pt
    NO Pt Ай бұрын +6

    He will be always the creator of the game that marked my childhood . He is truly legend and even tho minecraft is bigger , i am quite sad he left minecraft because minecraft isn't the same anymore

  • Dexter the AMV DJ
    Dexter the AMV DJ 7 ай бұрын

    I remember I was really big into watching COD youtubers and one of the biggest at the time, SeaNanners, uploaded a Minecraft video and I thought "What the hell is this?" Admittingly, I never got involved with Minecraft or even know what Minecraft is as a game, but I can appreciate it's popularity and ever-changing ability to adapt to modern times.

  • This isn't Toby
    This isn't Toby 26 күн бұрын +11

    Poor guy. Hope it gets better for him.

  • Mark Anthony
    Mark Anthony 6 ай бұрын +7

    Thank's Notch for making my childhood the best it could ever be!

  • booled
    booled 2 ай бұрын +1

    Controversy aside, i respect Markus to infinity.

  • GiantsRTheBest1
    GiantsRTheBest1  Жыл бұрын +5469

    The problem with Notch was that he was miserable in his apartment in Sweden. So it’s not a crazy statement to make that he would be miserable in LA in a mansion. His problem has always been finding inner happiness

    • Hello World
      Hello World 8 ай бұрын +3

      Anyway, Sverigedemokraterna getting 1/3rd of the votes and growing is incredible in a nation that historically votes far-left. That should tell you all how bad the situation is here. Do not attempt to downplay it with your ignorant outsider opinions. You don't live here. Or if you do, you never lived here back when Sweden was safe and beautiful. It no longer is. And that is why Sverigedemokraterna is becoming the largest party in Sweden.

    • Hello World
      Hello World 8 ай бұрын +3

      The truth about Sweden also explains Notch's comments: Swedish people who grew up in a world without "mass influx of people" know how perfect our country used to be before it was wrecked by wave after wave of the non-Swedish. Americans are very ignorant because they have never had the luxury of living in a country that used to have stability, and you haven't seen first-hand what mass influxes do to nations. Heck, the far-right Sverigedemokraterna party has gained almost 30% of the nation's votes DESPITE being endlessly smeared by the media in an attempt to make all of their voters into social pariahs. Despite that, a third of the nation and growing are voting for them.

    • Hello World
      Hello World 8 ай бұрын +2

      @mike_404 Yes all those statistics about Scandinavia being happy are all false.
      This is a quote from an article which explains it:
      “The short answer is that the Finns think it is ridiculous. Finns by national character are not happy people.”
      The world, on the other hand, insists on telling Scandinavians that they’re happy. In the most recent World Happiness Report in 2018, Finland topped the rankings, followed by Norway, Denmark and Iceland. The problem, however, is that happiness is a notoriously slippery term.
      “It really boils down to a question of happiness, and how happiness is defined and how it’s distributed,” says the happiness researcher Michael Birkjær. The main rankings in the World Happiness Reports don't focus on how happy people feel at a specific point at time, instead they ask them to evaluate their life as a whole on a scale where zero indicates the worst possible life and ten indicates the best. What most of us think of as happiness - giddy carelessness that’s here one minute and gone the next - is called affective happiness by researchers. In 2012, when Denmark ranked top in the World Happiness Report, it was actually 100th in the world in terms of affective happiness. And as Birkjaer's own research has noted, there are rising levels of unhappiness in Denmark, particularly when it comes to young people.

    • Hello World
      Hello World 8 ай бұрын +2

      It is all way worse than I described in these comments. Several police officers have spoken out about the typical crimes they face these days compared to before "the mass influx". I live in an affluent neighborhood in Stockholm, and even here, there are shootings very frequently (every 1-2 weeks where I live). Getting beaten up and robbed happens daily. We don't go out after 19:00 if we can avoid it.

  • Mayoketchup
    Mayoketchup 7 ай бұрын +2

    He achieved so much with minecraft that he knew whatever he'd do nothing would've topped his previous achievement

  • Jacob Jensen
    Jacob Jensen 2 ай бұрын +1

    I can never understand the problem of having so much money that you become miserable. It's definitely not the money doing this, it's just laziness if you give up trying to find things to do.

  • RailGuns
    RailGuns Ай бұрын +1

    I wish he understood how much it brought people together simply

  • Fictitious Nightmares
    Fictitious Nightmares 5 ай бұрын

    When you are at a point that you don't 'have' to do anything anymore you need to make goals and projects for yourself or you will be depressed. For Notch I would have suggested he find another game/program to work on as he apparently enjoyed programming. He doesn't 'have' to and there is no goal of 'success' in the end except successfully accomplishing what you want. i.e. making another great game.

  • Jason Cash
    Jason Cash 5 ай бұрын +1

    Some people are just genuinely not capable of feeling "human" after having it all. Like many others have said, what do you have left when you've already conquered every mountain you can find? You either slide back to the bottom, or find a home way up there. All by yourself. Alone.

  • FastFoodViper
    FastFoodViper  Жыл бұрын +5600

    Imagine if you created a game and you weren't invited to its 10-year anniversary

    • Kevin Wu
      Kevin Wu 3 ай бұрын

      @santander I seem to have forgotten the context, but I really don't care.

    • santander
      santander 3 ай бұрын

      @Kevin Wu dude got offended off a shitty joke from his last name. thats hilarious

    • Steve -
      Steve - 3 ай бұрын

      That party looked lame af anyway.

    • Kevin Wu
      Kevin Wu 4 ай бұрын

      @Slick Rick Ok this is just offensive now

    • Slick Rick
      Slick Rick 4 ай бұрын

      @Kevin Wu _Wu_ t?*

  • Donutsz
    Donutsz 4 күн бұрын +1

    Seeing this makes me wonder what Minecraft would have been like if Notch never sold the game to Microsoft.

  • Fr0sty1_
    Fr0sty1_ 7 ай бұрын +4

    im happy that he's still alive because so many youtubers and game creators died of something

  • Avhilash Sethi
    Avhilash Sethi 3 ай бұрын

    3:05 was the moment I felt was the time things started going downhill. I personally have never played Minecraft, did not know this man, but hear this; If you are even attempting to create a "temple", that basically says that you consider yourself above and beyond humans, even a God maybe. That is one hell of a way to lead yourself into a life he is in like right now. That is because in a world full of mortals, Gods can be worshipped, but can a God survive, happily and with fulfillment?

  • Liam Nickel
    Liam Nickel 7 ай бұрын +2

    He gave us unlimited happiness but he couldn’t achieve his own

  • Nightwalk Records
    Nightwalk Records 4 ай бұрын +1

    This is just sad, still praying for you Markus!

    • Karl Bennet
      Karl Bennet 3 ай бұрын

      @Apple I just think it´s tragic. I dont feel bad for him or stand by his thoughts.

  • Crowdedboss8
    Crowdedboss8  Жыл бұрын +3754

    Ironic... the man who gave millions memories and happiness, couldn't find happiness for himself.

  • SSilent
    SSilent Ай бұрын +1

    I like how one tweet he made about having a bad day is perceived to mean he is depressed

  • Hunternulprime Gaming
    Hunternulprime Gaming 22 күн бұрын +1

    I wish Notch returned, He just needed that one person who would always be there on his side.

  • MissDiamond
    MissDiamond Ай бұрын +1

    He’s a genuis for creating Minecraft and if it wasn’t for Notch there would be no Minecraft so he isn’t a bad guy at all.

  • GeorgeK007gr
    GeorgeK007gr 6 ай бұрын +1

    Im sad for his life..... Yes he did say some very dumb stuff online but Microsoft treated him in very harsh way, especially not being invited to the 10th year aniversary...... I hope he never sold the game

  • Victor Dony
    Victor Dony 5 ай бұрын +146

    Perfect example that money doesn't buy happiness

    • Milkue Tea
      Milkue Tea 4 күн бұрын

      @Kim Bald Un no, first of all i don't do drugs. second of all i already do have a loving girlfriend despite not having money.
      notch didn't use his money to make the game known, he got the money by selling the game to microsoft. clearly he was happy at first, but it seems like he wants to live a normal everyday person life. he even emphasized that his ex wife is now going with a normal person in one of his tweets.

    • Kim Bald Un
      Kim Bald Un 4 күн бұрын +1

      @Milkue Tea Guy used all his budget to make a game known,played and loved by everyone and you're saying he's not fit for a rich lifestyle.
      If you had billions you'll probably used it up for weed or some gold digger.

    • Milkue Tea
      Milkue Tea 4 күн бұрын

      he clearly doesn't fit the rich lifestyle, he wants to be a normal average person again.
      me on the other hand, give me the billions i could take care of your boredom for you 😊

    • Kim Bald Un
      Kim Bald Un 9 күн бұрын

      That quote only works to wealthy people

    • Mr. Vargas
      Mr. Vargas 2 ай бұрын +2

      As one person said those who are rich and unhappy just doesn't know where to shop.

  • Canyon Smith
    Canyon Smith  Жыл бұрын +4533

    This is honestly really sad. He's brought me and so many others countless hours of joy through Minecraft. Not to mention the livelihoods of youtubers, developers, and modders that exist because of Notch's creation. I hope he finds peace

    • Leo
      Leo 8 ай бұрын +3

      @Amelia Bee cope+seethe+dilate+take meds

    • StickyBeans 74
      StickyBeans 74  Жыл бұрын

      ?! Microsoft gave you all this! Unless your talking about 2011 beta

    • Fantasy_
      Fantasy_  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Amelia Bee how is he awful?

  • Ben Young
    Ben Young 7 ай бұрын +2

    I didn’t know his life was this sad

  • Matiss Skujins
    Matiss Skujins 3 ай бұрын +1

    I have the hunch that his story arc ain’t over yet

  • Duderito Z
    Duderito Z 3 ай бұрын +51

    His problem was that he didnt have an outlet. Just bc youre rich doesnt mean you dont have to work.

    • Rock4Glory
      Rock4Glory 2 ай бұрын +1

      like the games he was apparently working on

  • Jack Edser
    Jack Edser 5 ай бұрын +1

    Its even more depressing when Notch isn't able to go back, he's stuck lonely and depressed forever

  • Caprio Mrówkicz
    Caprio Mrówkicz 13 сағат бұрын

    Notch is a genius and very respectful of this guy I hope that his life will work out but nevertheless it is a pity that he sold Minecraft because Minecraft in his time was the Original with a real atmosphere.

  • Ryan Schultz
    Ryan Schultz 8 ай бұрын +3285

    Dude could've saved himself so much trouble, heartache, stress, & sadness by just staying away from Twitter! Smh. Twitter is an absolute cesspool!

    • Sketchie Fello
      Sketchie Fello 3 ай бұрын

      @cokelover9001 nobody has the "right" to spout nonsense unchallenged. Cry about it.

    • Kidshipley
      Kidshipley 3 ай бұрын

      @Clonker bonker that is not defending human rights, that's defending crossdressers and censorship

    • Alrrrightythenn
      Alrrrightythenn 4 ай бұрын +1

      when i first signed up twitter i initially thought people were positing their stuff like maybe once a day or every second day. But after following most major peoples tweets people are literally tweeting all their thoughts throughout the day. Which was a suprise because i never expected people to be posting that much. i seen some people tweeting like 20-30 times in 1 day.

  • Kevin A
    Kevin A 4 ай бұрын +1

    You know when I feel bad about myself I just think, “well at least I’m not Notch”

  • Ian Seymour
    Ian Seymour 2 ай бұрын

    It’s sad how a hopeful kid grows up into the adult that tells you “it’s probably not gonna happen” who know, a lot of us here might be that way one day

  • SFA
    SFA Ай бұрын +5

    Those tweets weren’t even bad tbh all true

  • Ohio
    Ohio 6 ай бұрын

    I'm pretty sure he put those tweets out to get a bit of entertainment because of how boring his life has become and he wanted to see more people to talk about him so he feels just as popular as he was

  • Will
    Will 2 ай бұрын

    only a human could have everything and still find a way to be sad

  • Master Ruseman
    Master Ruseman 8 ай бұрын +5567

    Not wanting anything to do with ethan Klein is actually a sign of a healthy life.

    • Artur hedlund
      Artur hedlund 6 ай бұрын +1

      Wasnt he funny? I rememner watching him and idubbzzz making a video on logan paul or jake paul cant remember color blind video. Remembered it as good. What happened to him?

    • h
      h 7 ай бұрын +1

      @OldgamerROAR! That one guy that tries his hardest to make the Arguement about politics.

    • Dark Reaper
      Dark Reaper 7 ай бұрын +1

      @Pierson D'Enbeau my apologies, I had no idea he had tourettes.

    • Brennan Williams
      Brennan Williams 7 ай бұрын

      @Dark Reaper lol you're wrong for that ☠

  • Mike
    Mike 5 ай бұрын +2

    I still cant watch this without feeling... sad.

  • Rubén Aguilar
    Rubén Aguilar 3 ай бұрын +9

    And this is why you need to be grateful for the small things you have in life.

  • Munir
    Munir 5 ай бұрын

    I'm just adding this: If you're bored playing minecraft after 10 minutes, it's just not your kind of game. It's not a bad game at all.
    Just like how some people getting stressed when they cannot create anything with thousands of lego pieces, meanwhile there are people creating a gigantic masterpiece using lego

  • Mac S.
    Mac S. 6 ай бұрын

    I feel bad for Notch. His life must really suck... If only he had kept some of his Mojang stock.

  • Grand Master Bruh
    Grand Master Bruh 3 ай бұрын +3

    He literally made a deal with the devil of the videogame industry, what did he expect?

  • rugbyf0rlife
    rugbyf0rlife  Жыл бұрын +2148

    Notch's problem wasn't that he got rich and "everything he wanted." Clearly, he had a warped view of what success was (with the LA parties) and despite creative a cool game, had a very uncreative view on what to do with billions of dollars. As a billionaire the world is your oyster. You can start humanitarian campaigns, entire new businesses, work for something that entire countries can't do. Yet he wasted his time partying with the worst people in the world 9LA types) and spending time on twitter. You should never spend time on twitter, that place and the people there are awful.

    • Pieman1123
      Pieman1123 11 ай бұрын +3

      @Luděk Novotný based

    • Luděk Novotný
      Luděk Novotný  Жыл бұрын +8

      Twitter is fine. It's about what people you follow and communicate with. If you tweet toxic or stupid stuff, it will attract attention of course. And you can spend a lot of time arguing your point. That's what Notch was/is doing. But you don't have to. But he has all the time to do it, since he refuses/is not able to do anything more productive. I don't feel bad for him. He chose to spend unhealty amount of time tweeting stupid stuff, he chose to buy the most ridiculous house, he chose to surround himself with shallow people.

    • xsnowy
      xsnowy  Жыл бұрын

      Twitter is trash

  • Weeb
    Weeb 5 ай бұрын

    This is really sad, minecraft is easily one of my favorite games ever and its just sad to hear about this kind of thing.

  • Kaska
    Kaska 6 ай бұрын

    I remember testing multiplayer during indev with mr persson. He definitely was a god amomgst men in those days.

  • Me Mo
    Me Mo 3 ай бұрын +192

    It seems like he wanted some sort of adversity in his life and started doing hot takes as a way of reaching out

    • Biu Liu
      Biu Liu Ай бұрын +2

      @Raem Mio Not a hot take.

    • gaylord
      gaylord 2 ай бұрын +4

      @Cloud Queen So what did he say that made him racist or misogynistic? He's not saying he doesn't like women or minorities. He's saying he doesn't like people like you.

  • Crimson Karma
    Crimson Karma 24 күн бұрын +1

    i will always have respect for creators of major games

  • KalAxD_
    KalAxD_ 4 ай бұрын

    The man behind the blocks, the man of our childhoods. What have the times done? Also, which was the music played at 6:10? That fit really well.

  • Ohcheesy
    Ohcheesy  Жыл бұрын +4009

    The most ironic thing is that creative mode describes notch's wealthy life. Its awesome being able to do whatever you want but it eventually gets boring when there is no goal and no one to share the expirience with.

    • Tony Rios
      Tony Rios 11 ай бұрын


    • CCT Productions
      CCT Productions 11 ай бұрын

      /gamemode s

    • Angel Face
      Angel Face 11 ай бұрын

      Not boring but empty. Maybe why many become philanthropists.

    • Lightning Lynx Gaming
      Lightning Lynx Gaming 11 ай бұрын


    • Techno Dealer
      Techno Dealer 11 ай бұрын

      @Daniel Roache yeah for sure bro. The people saying getting wealthy is boring like being on creative doesn't make sense. With wealth, you can have endless goals, and endless learning. It's not like the world is limited like Minecraft.

  • CopAid
    CopAid 4 ай бұрын +4

    no joke, the second he said the word "minecraft" i got a pop-up ad for the game. they're always watching!

  • Reflektor
    Reflektor Ай бұрын

    Notch could always donate or start companies, projects and spend majority of his money to make things interesting again. But something tells me he wouldn't be willing to do that either. My guess is he likes having it to some degree.

  • Whiteman
    Whiteman 4 ай бұрын +2

    Notch seems depressed hope he’s okay