Rapper J Cole has revealed his jealousy at those who are able to live a “normal” life away from the limelight of fame and who are able to get the most out of their existence as a human being. Cole has been living a famous lifestyle since he first came to the public’s attention following the release of his debut mixtape The Come Up in 2007.
Cole had discussed several things in conversation with Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers earlier this week when he appeared for an interview in the latest edition of his Lead By Example podcast.
“I’m envious of people who don’t have strong desire or strong vision and don’t have something,” Cole said. “They have a peaceful life and an enjoyable life and it’s like, ‘I go to work, I like my job, I like my salary, I’m not stupid rich but I love my family. I come home — life is amazing.’ And they live their life like that and I think that is just as valid.”
He added, “We live in a society and a culture that pushes, like a hustle culture to work hard, like boom, boom, boom. I think people could feel guilty and insufficient for not having some great dream to dream. I’m like, ‘No, it’s a blessing to be satisfied, to be at peace, to be content with life.’”