Was Philip Seymour Hoffman successful?

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Philip-Seymour-HoffmanWhat could have saved Philip Seymour Hoffman? What forces are at play that would compel an Oscar-winning and beloved Hollywood and New York performer to choose the path of self-destruction that he chose?

Here is an individual who by most accounts of success had it all. A fabulous acting career, fame up the wazoo (wherever that is), a partner of 15 years and three children. He had already achieved success beyond what so many in his wake could only fantasize about.

So with all that success going for him, why did he need 70 bags of heroin?

Robin Williams said, “Cocaine is God’s way of telling you you’re making too much money.” Is it like that?

This is not a mystery just about the tragic end of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s life. It’s a mystery for anyone concerned with being successful. Like me. Like you maybe.


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