Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade and the Dangers of Envying ‘Perfect’ Lives

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade and the Dangers of Envying ‘Perfect’ Lives

Bourdain’s suicide, which followed shortly after that of fashion designer Kate Spade, was a one-two punch to our belief that there are some people who are living the perfect life. That each of them chose to end an existence that, to outsiders, seemed so idyllic and enviable is a mystery to people — especially since these were not teenagers or lost 20-somethings, but two people who might reasonably be expected to have reached some sort of self-knowledge. So many spectators of Bourdain’s and Spade’s lives saw in them reflections of the lives they would have liked to have lived. Read more at Time.com

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