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eBay as Therapy?

It seems that a heartbroken man a href=”http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25329759/?GT1=43001″is selling his former life /aon eBay:br /br /blockquoteIt seemed unbelievable when bids to buy a heartbroken man’s life in Australia reached $2.1 million — and it was, with the bemused seller aware his life was only worth a quarter of that amount.br /br /Ian Usher, 44, announced in March he was auctioning his life on eBay with the package including his three-bedroom house in Perth, Western Australia, a trial for his job at a rug store, his car, motorbike, clothes and even friends.br /br /His decision to sell his life followed the break-up of his five-year marriage and 12-year relationship with Laura with whom he had built the house./blockquotebr /br /The blurb under his picture reads:br /br /blockquoteIan Usher, a 44-year-old from Yorkshire in England living in Australia, launched the unusual auction after announcing on his blog: “I have had enough of my life! I don’t want it any more! You can have it if you like!”/blockquotebr /br /At first I thought this story was very sad and wondered if auctioning off one’s life was much of a solution but in a way, I suppose it is much better than wallowing in self-pity and sinking into a depression. Some money and a fresh start might be a way to leave his former pain behind and it might provide a sense of control over the situation but auctioning off your friends? I wonder what they think of that?