LASCIATE OGNI SPERANZA!
I’m not so sure. But of course he has experienced lots of joy etc. But I think the darkness has been the dominating force and that is why he now seems colder, more cynical, more crass and whatnot. It takes its toll.
Then happiness and success takes its toll also.
Fortunately/unfortunately, even on his best days it’s always seemed part of his nature to focus on what can be perceived as the negative.
He may only be showing that part of himself publicly more these days, while keeping the rest private? For as I perceive it, as he’s gotten older, he’s become a little more withdrawn, it could be his way of dealing with the way the world has changed and is changing.
He, like everyone, is far from perfect. But I wouldn’t come to any final conclusions based on what he allows the public to see, and think they/we see.