Contrary to popular belief, money and financial success is not the key to living a happy life. At least, that’s what viral influencer Amaan Surani believes. According to Amaan, who says he has experienced the exciting and enticing things life has to offer, your ultimate goals in life should be to be satisfied and to build meaningful relationships.
Amaan Surani, founder & CEO of Slay Media LLC, a company that manages a network of ten million plus followers across social media, has been building his business since early 2016. Although being financially stable is important, one must work just as hard at being content. Money will feed you, keep you warm, temporarily satisfy you, but is that truly enough? Amaan believes that to be a misconception. Money does indeed not buy someone joyousness. Out of all the glamorousness that money will buy you, Amaan Surani says “the excitement of it all eventually wears off.” Major Depressive Disorder affects about 17.3 million American adults, or about 7% of the US population. Apart from having money in the bank, ask yourself, are you truly happy with where you are in life? Amaan sure wasn’t, after years at building a reputation and generating money to stabilize his future, he still felt he was lacking something. Something very important.
As a victim of Severe Depression, Amaan Surani believes mental health is just as crucial, if not more, than making money. Being happy and poor sounds a whole lot better to Amaan than being rich and sad.
Building relationships, according to Amaan, is vital in living a happy and healthy life. Whether they be platonic or romantic, relationships are critical in a persons life if they choose to be satisfied. Humans are social animals. We cannot live in peace without friends and family around us. Keep yourself occupied is also important. Throughout the years, Amaan has met people he will remember for the rest of his life. “Without my family and friends, I honestly don’t know where I’d be right now. But it wouldn’t be a good place,” says Amaan.
“I personally have never had positive results from therapy. I’ve never been the type to vent about my problems, it just makes me uncomfortable to discuss my issues with someone else. Even if that someone else is a specialist in hearing about others’ issues. For me, I had to go on a journey of self-discovery. I had to learn more about what my purpose was, and what kind of person I was meant to be. But everybody is different. What worked for me may not work for someone else. I strongly recommend seeking treatment from a professional, as a start, if you believe you may be experiencing mental health issues such as depression. They’re not to be taken lightly, and certainly not easy to deal with. Although I’m not a therapist or a physician, I feel like I’ve been through enough to where I can give advice to others in similar situations. You’re more important than anything else in this world. Focus on yourself, primarily, before attempting at becoming the next millionaire.”