The Duke of Sussex has been slammed and labeled a hypocrite on social media after he said that leaving your job will ‘bolster mental health awakening’.
Prince Harry, who stepped down from his royal duties to live in California with his wife Meghan Markle because of a ‘lack of support and a lack of understanding,’ claimed that his family financially cut him off.
During an interview about his position at California-based mental health start-up BetterUp, the 37-year-old discussed his role as ‘chief impact officer.’
The duke said that the world is at the “beginning of the mental health awakening” and talked about “continuing to pioneer the conversation.”
Speaking with US business magazine FastCompany, Harry said: “’I’ve actually discovered recently, courtesy of a chat with (BetterUp science board member) Adam Grant, that a lot of the job resignations you mention aren’t all bad.
‘In fact, it is a sign that with self-awareness comes the need for change. Many people around the world have been stuck in jobs that didn’t bring them joy, and now they’re putting their mental health and happiness first. This is something to be celebrated.”
Internet users were quick to slam the ‘privileged’ prince, who lives in a $14 million mansion in Montecito with his wife. The couple also have a $150-million contract with Netflix and a $25 million deal with Spotify.
One Twitter user wrote: “Prince Harry says that we should all leave R jobs if we aren’t happy. What about hospital porters hotel workers, women & men just grateful they have work. #princeharry UR so out of touch with real everyday working class people. U have become a figure of laughter and embarrassment.”
Another said: “Unfortunately, for an average person, especially one who lives paycheck to paycheck, one who doesn’t have a trust fund….. it’s extremely hard. Joy is not always the goal, getting paid and providing for the family is.”
A third said: “So, multi millionaire Prince Harry who has never held down a proper job in his wife and has never had to worry about paying bills says quitting jobs brings joy and it’s actually good for “self awareness” Couldn’t make it up, please someone, anyone, make it stop!” with laughing emoji.
Someone else added: “Not everyone has £30million tucked away in the bank. I wonder if he’d give the same advice to people whose mental health is made worse by their marriage. Be quiet H, please.”
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