Rabbi Berel Mochkin related:
Rabbi Dovid Tenenhauz was from Anash who lived in Montreal, and merited many ‘Kiruvim’ from the Rebbe.
R’ Dovid’s son once shared this story with me:
Once, in Yechidus, R’ Dovid asked the Rebbe why can it be that R’ Peretz goes with a torn Kapota, and when he goes into Yechidus, he is obliged to borrow a Kapota from Rabbi Binyominson, while a famous American actress in Hollywood, who obviously isn’t modest, earns five million in a year? Does it not say “to me is the silver, to me is the gold” – if so, where is the justice? How does Hashem allow such a thing?
The Rebbe responded: R’ Peretz – it’s doubtful that he’s aware of his torn Kapota, and if he is, he “has it in his left heel” [has little care for it], and he is in a state of pure joy,
While, L’havdil, her [the actress], by contrast, with all her wealth she has no happiness from the money, on the contrary, she is melancholy, and this will soon become apparent to you.
Until here is the Rebbe’s response in Yechidus.
The Rebbe’s words that it’ll become apparent was realized some months later, when this Hollywood celebrity committed suicide. She was only 36 years of age. As later confirmed by her doctors and psychiatrists, she had been prone to “severe fears and frequent depressions”.