Author: the1janitor

trump and mental illness

A lot of people are calling for trump to be psychologically examined, and I suppose I kind of agree with that sentiment. Although, I fear if this were to happen, the doctors might come back and say, “Nope he’s not mentally ill, he’s just actually that terrible a person.”

listen to happy people

I think sometimes we are often suspicious and cynical towards happy, successful people–especially when they share the stories of their success and offer advice about how we can get there ourselves. We have this sort of “it’s easy for you to say” mentality. And let’s not be mistaken, some people are clearly outliers; either in…
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Finding “your” people

It’s easy to focus on numbers as a content creator. I admit, I constantly check how many views I’m getting, how many subscribers I have on YouTube, how many followers I have on Twitter, etc. And all that stuff has value, don’t get me wrong. A person with a million subscribers is more likely to…
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No shortcuts

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of research into self-improvement and financial freedom. This basically entails spending hours absorbing TED Talks, interviews, and other related work from established gurus like Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins, Bren√© Brown, Seth Godin–the list could go on. I’ve found this to be incredibly inspiring and motivating- – I…
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Discussion with YouTuber ContraPoints

A few days ago, I did a live discussion with fellow YouTuber ContraPoints (who I’m a huge fan of). We discussed several topics surrounding our personal approaches to discussing politics and social justice on YouTube. Check it out here!

Remember Why You Do it

  Sometimes I find myself caught in YouTube rabbit holes where I think of something I want to watch, and that makes me think of something else to search for, which then makes me think of something else that would be cool, and so on. There are these compilations that fans of Jenna Marbles and…
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Latest YouTube Videos

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The Good Guys Don’t Always Win

One of the interesting things about religion is the assurance that no matter what happens, the good guys will win the end. In fact, it’s often suggested that things will become quite bad before the final victory, as if it is all part of the plan.¬† In the absence of this conviction, we must consider…
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Negativity Bias

For most of my time as a YouTuber I’ve consciously tried to frame my videos as conversation starters rather than “rants.” You can decide for yourself whether or not I’ve been successful at that, but regardless, I do think that in the past I may have contributed to the air of cynicism and negativity that…
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Everything You Need to Know About My YouTube Channel

This video is an attempt at transparency about my motivations and goals for my YouTube channel. I also discuss a few things about my income as a YouTube and how I deal with comment moderation. If you have any questions about me as a YouTuber or my YouTube channel, feel free to send me a…
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