In an exchange with a stranger on Twitter, serial entrepreneur and Tesla CEO Elon Musk was speaking out about his sometimes rocky emotional life on Sunday yet again illustrating how weird it is when celebrities share intimate details of their lives on Twitter during apparently vulnerable moments.
A fan named Eric Diepeveen was simply remarking on how fabulous and enviable Musk's life appears on Instagram, and Musk decided to respond candidly saying, "The reality is great highs, terrible lows and unrelenting stress. Don't think people want to hear about the last two."
The reality is great highs, terrible lows and unrelenting stress. Don't think people want to hear about the last two.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2017
Then another person replied to the comment about highs and lows, asking if Musk might be bipolar. He replies "yeah," but then makes a caveat, admitting he's never been diagnosed as such.
Yeah— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2017
Maybe not medically tho. Dunno. Bad feelings correlate to bad events, so maybe real problem is getting carried away in what I sign up for.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2017
And then he basically admits that his life is hell.
If you buy a ticket to hell, it isn't fair to blame hell ...— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2017
When asked how he deals with all these highs and lows, he says he basically just "take[s] the pain."
I'm sure there are better answers than what I do, which is just take the pain and make sure you really care about what you're doing— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2017
CNet points out, "It's important to note that bipolar disorder is more than just severe mood swings, and should be properly diagnosed by a psychiatrist."
So, in summation, being Elon Musk may not be all it's cracked up to be, but having all that money is probably pretty nice.
For instance, here he was clowning around outside the Sydney Opera House with celebrity girlfriend Amber Heard and his five sons back in May.
And in related news, how did Tesla get to shut down the entire Bay Bridge to shoot this clip of the models S, X, and 3 driving alone on the western span last week?