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Anthony Bourdain’s Soul Needed More

In an article after the suicide of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, Mike Cosper writes, “Some are scratching their heads, wondering how someone so successful could do this. One family member told The New York Times, ‘He had everything. . . . Success beyond his wildest dreams. Money beyond his wildest dreams.’”

But Bourdain himself told us it wasn’t enough. On an episode of Parts Unknown in Argentina, he said”:

Well, things have been happening. I will find myself in an airport, for instance, and I’ll order an airport hamburger. It’s an insignificant thing, it’s a small thing, it’s a hamburger, but it’s not a good one. Suddenly I look at the hamburger and I find myself in a spiral of depression that can last for days. It’s like that with the good stuff, too.

Our souls need so much more than food, money, and grand experiences.

Source: Mike Cosper; “Anthony Bourdain and Reckoning with Depression,” The Gospel Coalition (6-12-18)

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