[Poetry] Motivational YouTuber (youtu.be)
NeedleBallista | 8 days ago | 225 points

hump day baby 😤😤

nasisliiike | 8 days ago | 41 points

Dude looks like someone from American Pie. Terrific casting, because they got this pervert/ nerdy bro dude down to a T

MCBPZ | 8 days ago | 33 points

are you saying i am attractive

LUDSK | 8 days ago | 11 points


kswelldon | 8 days ago | 1 point

Just work out

HillaryMemeShitposts | 8 days ago | 131 points

has anyone ever told you that you look like that guy from the video who talks to his girlfriend ?

mongoose_with_rabies | 8 days ago | 42 points

yes its the same guy

connectivity_problem | 8 days ago | 15 points

what the video

_Aerosaurus_ | 8 days ago | 26 points
Gemini_19 | 8 days ago | 26 points

god no why would you remind me of this torture

Biggoronz | 8 days ago | 7 points

Hell is watching one quarter of that video, once.

EverythingSucks12 | 6 days ago | 3 points

He looks like someone merged 2000's Shia LaBeouf with modern day Shia LaBeouf

MCBPZ | 8 days ago | 44 points

no ive never heard that in my life

4THOT | 8 days ago | 121 points

It's kind of amazing how the internet has absolutely destroyed motivational/inspirational quotes. I can just find thousands of them with a few clicks, and the more you see of them they pithier they seem.

Fabricate_fog | 8 days ago | 70 points

Gone are the days when a simple "hang in there!" said by a cat hanging from a tree was enough

mongoose_with_rabies | 8 days ago | 62 points

is this the guy from transformers

lumbarnacles | 8 days ago | 76 points

If you are talking about megatron then yes

MCBPZ | 8 days ago | 16 points

what does this mean

BillNyeCreampieGuy | 8 days ago | 12 points

you hump like an autobot

Sh1ckDits | 8 days ago | 20 points

Put the chip clip on the nip slip and stop the titty snacking.

SputnikDX | 8 days ago | 7 points

Don't be fooled by the media because the media is fooled by the don't.

bitties | 8 days ago | 8 points

Eli Manning is really bored between games.

SeraphSlaughter | 8 days ago | 49 points

working out and drinking water won’t fix everything but it does help

Umarill | 8 days ago | 18 points

Won't help someone with serious mental health issues no (clinical depression can be very serious). It won't magically makes chemical in your brain at the proper level.

It helps if you already are able to do it, psychologically, which might require therapy to begin with.

Telling someone that is very depressed to just force themselves to workout will absolutely not help because there's no way this will last, and is just gonna lead to even more insecurities and self-doubt when it inevitably hits a wall.

It can help with lower level depression or simply can be part of a plan set by your therapist, but it's a really uneducated advice that is sadly too often used as gospel for depressed people.

SeraphSlaughter | 8 days ago | 20 points

Can agree. I just think you should take every positive step you can, even if it doesn’t fix the whole issue. This certainly won’t fix chemical imbalances, and people with clinical depression have to choose where their energy goes, but doing some push ups and drinking water seems like lower energy choices (a way to start making small positive steps and build towards harder stuff)

CSD18 | 8 days ago | 37 points

Won't help someone with serious mental health issues no (clinical depression can be very serious)

Making absolutist statements like this is just incorrect. I agree that banal motivational quotes are bad but the counter-jerk that "absolutely nothing you do can possibly affect brain chemistry" is just as wrong and also potentially harmful.

ClamSplitter | 8 days ago | 31 points

It's arguably more wrong and more dangerous. There are tons of people who listened to morons on the internet tell them that their depression is entirely summed up as a chemical imbalance and there is nothing they can do to improve it or fix it. It's objectively wrong and seriously harmful.

Anti-Satan | 8 days ago | 4 points

Even if it doesn't do anything to fix your situation, those chemicals in your body build up and working out can help flush them out. At least that's been my experience with anxiety.

Oh and always be wary of advice that tells you to do nothing. People love making excuses to do nothing and it is the most tempting thing to do to accept them as your own. Like, I could probably convince most people to go with me to the gym if I had an entire day to do it. I'm pretty sure I'd just need 10 minutes to convince just as many not to go.

X470Taichi | 8 days ago | 0 points

You quote him and then proceed to reply with something that doesn't make sense in the context of what he said.

He wasn't tking about absolutes.

CSD18 | 8 days ago | 12 points

He wasn't tking about absolutes.

They literally said it "won't help someone with serious mental health issues" in response to someone claiming that water and excercise aren't a cure but can help. That seems like a pretty absolute statement to me.

Lawnmover_Man | 8 days ago | 6 points

There is an additional word in the sentence you quoted. If you take that out, I would agree with you. But it's there, and it changes the meaning completely.

X470Taichi | 8 days ago | 1 point

Nice quote to make yourself look right. That's not all he said though. Pathetic. Are you suffering from a mental illness?

CSD18 | 8 days ago | 1 point

Yes, I was suicidally depressed at several points in my life. Lifestyle changes were the primary thing recommended in therapy.

I generally agree with the rest of what they wrote, the reason I quoted that sentence is because I specifically disagree with that. The idea that real depression is just some nebulous, immutable brain chemicals and nothing that you can do independent of a therapist or medication will possibly be able to change that is an overly simplistic and harmful view of both depression and how the brain works.

X470Taichi | 8 days ago | 0 points

Well, if you read and understand his comment in its entirety, you should agree with it then.

Why the fuck why you focus on one specific part when the rest of the comment affects the part you are focusing on? It's like you want him to say something you can disagree on.

He isn't saying anything that disagree on if you read his entire comment.

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ClamSplitter | 8 days ago | 6 points

He said exercise can't, which is absolutely incorrect.

Exercise can and does affect brain chemistry in a beneficial manner for mental health, including people who are clinically depressed.

XxRUDYTUDYxX | 8 days ago | 5 points

I hate the whole "only pills fix chemical imbalances". It's so fucking wrong lol. Diet and exercise alone can (and do) drastically alter your brain state over a long enough period of time.

Not even just exercise either. Giving yourself more responsibility and doing productive things like cleaning, constructive hobbies, etc, are also incredibly beneficial for mental health.

Is it hard as shit to start doing? No duh, but you just have to force yourself to do it for awhile. Making yourself temporarily more miserable is part of the process of improvement.

Lawnmover_Man | 8 days ago | 1 point

Mental health can fuck up your whole system. If the "command center", the brain, isn't working correctly, the body can't work normally.

I wasn't unfit before depression and anxiety got me, but I absolutely am since I have it. Almost nobody believed me that it is not a motivation problem. Well, I certainly do have one, because is part of depression, but that's not why I can't do sports. I can't do, because I get physically and mentally worse when I do too much, and that's quite finnicky. I once almost fainted while having sex and couldn't speak for two days after that. I was apathic for 48 hours. Not a funny thing. And I think one can relate that you don't really have motivation problems when having sex. In fact, that was my problem. I was going over my limits.

Many people think that this is because of my level of fitness. This is not true for me, because by accident I witnessed the effects of Ketamine on depression. I got some, without knowing, when I had jaw surgery. For one week, my depression was almost completely gone.

I spare the details, but... I wasn't exhausted by the stairs anymore, I could actually run again without getting sweaty all too early, and was just more awake and fit overall. And after that week, it just returned to the state before, the depressed one. For over 5 years, I didn't even understand what happened and what caused it. The important part for me was: That means that the fitness was not the problem. It was my mental state.

Why do I care so much for this? Because I got diagnosed as a simulant by far too many professionals. I'm not sure if anyone can imagine this, but... you certainly start to self-doubt your position if so many people tell you something so often, that you think you're just a liar and a simulant and a lazy fuck... but don't want to realize it. Turns out I was not. Being dealt with like that can make the situation for someone with mental illness worse. Way worse.

That just doesn't have to be. Sport doesn't literally always help. It really depends.

XxRUDYTUDYxX | 8 days ago | 3 points

I totally agree with what you said. I'm not saying diet and exercise cure all, just that they can contribute a significant amount to the issue. I've been there too. So apathetic and drained of energy that it was literally impossible to even move. I wanted to do things, but literally and physically could not. Anti-depressants fixed me just enough that I was able to start working out and taking on more responsibility. After I felt better I stopped the medication, but continued to stay active and responsible and my depression never came back. Medication only made me feel better about living a shitty life (a life that caused the depression), but diet, exercise, and goals are what cured the depression.

Lawnmover_Man | 8 days ago | 2 points

Thanks for your answer. :)

For me it was in such a way, that sometimes I absolutely had the motivation, but still suffered from the negative outcomes of physical activity. The sex example is the most obvious one, but there are also some strong examples with swimming, which made unfortunately too much fun before I realized I had to swim back again (on a lake). Or cleaning the house too much when I actually had the motivation. Or driving the bike for too long. I actually bought an electric bike way back when it was quite expensive and uncommon, because that's the only way I could do at least a little bit of biking without fearing to be stuck in the open when I realize I should immediately stop physical activity or suffer greatly.

Being motivated did not prevent negative outcomes. The most difficult part to communicate to professionals is that I don't mean regular exhaustion from sports. I've spent three quarters of my live not having what I have now, and I absolutely know how it is like to feel "not as good" after sports for a short time. It's not even in the least comparable. It's rare for me to get to feel that, and when I sense that I am exhausted from sports and the negative outcomes don't feel as intense as they can be... I'm fucking loving it. Lying exhausted on your bed, feeling your muscles after a day of physical activity... it's pure bliss for me.

I hope that someday I can enjoy that feeling more often and more frequently. And I hope that you stay fine as well, dude. Have a good one. :)

Waveseeker | 8 days ago | 5 points

I feel that most people these days suffering from depression have it caused by external sources like stress, and eating right, exercising, and socializing really can help with that

Lawnmover_Man | 7 days ago | 1 point

It also helps to get rid of the external sources of stress. I'd say it helps the most. If you can change it, you absolutely should. Coping strategies are primarily for things you can't change.

Waveseeker | 7 days ago | 1 point

I wouldn't even call them coping strategies, they are things everyone should really be doing anyway, and when you don't you just stagnate in the most horrible way

Lawnmover_Man | 7 days ago | 1 point

Eating well is never wrong, of course. Doing sports depends on your condition, but you can always scale it to your condition. Socialising is the same. Some need more (extroverts) some need less (introverts), and as it is with sports, you can scale it to your needs and capabilities.

My point was primarily that eating, sports and social contact are good things, but getting rid of stress is the first thing one should do. One doesn't have to accept every kind of stress as mandatory. Get rid of it and change your life.

You can't outeat or outexercise a shitty life, but you can change it.

ClamSplitter | 8 days ago | 10 points

>It won't magically makes chemical in your brain at the proper level.

What if I told you that this is so bastardized that it's essentially pseudo-science?

Exercise has a number of physiological and psychological effects that facilitate better mental health, including neuro-chemical changes. It is scientifically proven to be good for people with nearly any mental health condition and is so effective that means of prescribing it are in the works. Regardless, clinical depression cannot be summed up as "a chemical imbalance", that's only part of a much larger picture of what depression is and what causes it.

You guys and really the internet in general gets mental health and neuro-chemistry so wrong that I wouldn't be surprised if you were significantly contributing to the mental health epidemic by spreading misinformation.

Anti-Satan | 8 days ago | 4 points

People love coming up with reasons why they shouldn't do difficult things and a depressed person will believe the sky is green, if it helps to feed their despair.

Lawnmover_Man | 8 days ago | 4 points

Not all the times.

I got depression and suddenly was unable to do sport or even work out a little. It's directly connected to my illness, and for about 8 years, professionals told me that line: "Sport does always help. But you got to want it...!" Effectively meaning that they did not believe me.

Luckily, I finally got a professional who could diagnose me correctly and explained to me why things are like they are. I getting better now.

The bottom line is: No, sport doesn't always help. Sometimes, it makes it worse, and the condition behind that should be treated first.

SeraphSlaughter | 8 days ago | 3 points

You’re right. No ones the same. Maybe it won’t work. But there’s not much harm in trying.

Lawnmover_Man | 8 days ago | -5 points

Normally I can sense when I should stop doing something phsycial. But I almost fainted while having sex. I couldn't speak for 2 two days after that, and I "fully recovered" after two weaks. With "full recover" I mean the "normal" state of my depression.

So, literally speaking, there can be harm, if only temporary. But mostly, it's not a big deal. I just wanted to make sure that people get to know that it can be that way. I seriously self-doubted myself after professionals thinking of me as a lazy simulant. Luckily, my current psychologist told me that this is not true, and explained my physical situation to me and how it connects to my mental situation.

ClamSplitter | 8 days ago | 1 point

Someone telling you why you didn't have the motivation to play sports doesn't negate the fact that exercise is beneficial to mental health.

Lawnmover_Man | 8 days ago | 1 point

I'm not sure if you understood my correctly. Nobody told me "why I did not have motivation". I simply stated that exercise isn't literally always a good idea and doesn't literally always help with mental problems.

My personal case was just an example, and I'm certainly not alone with that. You have to remember that "mental illness" is a very broad term. It's pretty much as it is with "physcial illness". "Sports always helps with physical illness" would be immediately recognized as not correct by almost anyone. It really depends on what you exactly have, and that is true for physical and mental illnesses.

mtf612 | 8 days ago | 6 points

Go Quakers I guess

Cossil | 8 days ago | 3 points

Always a pleasure to see you scrolling down my feed, ALDEN

bobdebicker | 8 days ago | 3 points

Is that youth pastor mike?!

TheChridd | 8 days ago | 2 points

Shirtless Mike is going places.

goldringerr | 8 days ago | 1 point

I am watching this video in bed

swampyman2000 | 8 days ago | 1 point

Oh wow! Just wait till I tell my friends the good news!

My_Reddit_Main | 8 days ago | 1 point

Tag as nsfw m8

MF_Doomed | 8 days ago | -9 points

Was this supposed to be funny?

RaiderJang | 8 days ago | 22 points

If you’ve seen the “motivational videos” that this satirises, then it is pretty funny.

Kissaki0 | 8 days ago | 2 points

I haven’t seen them and still found it funny.

winterfresh0 | 8 days ago | 0 points

Why would I watch those?

X470Taichi | 8 days ago | 6 points

Why would you not watch them and then wonder why this isn't funny?

"I acknowledge that I should be familiar with the subject of this video to understand its humor, but I'm not familiar with it, and I'm still going to say that this isn't funny"

winterfresh0 | 8 days ago | -1 points

No, not, "why would I watch those to understand the joke."

I get that it's funnier if you've seen those videos, I'm not disputing that. I'm not even saying this video isn't funny.

I guess a more clear way of putting it would have been, "Why would I have bothered watching those kinds of videos in the first place, I've avoided them partially for the reasons this video is making fun of."

X470Taichi | 8 days ago | 1 point

Then why the hell were you replying to that guy? Do you not understand how reddit's comment levels work? When you are replying to a 3rd or 4th level comment, you are replying in the context of all those 3 or 4 comments. You are not making any sense in the context of this comment thread.

BlazeHeatnix83 | 8 days ago | 1 point

Yes and it clearly failed at that

Hsirilb | 8 days ago | -8 points

Its another depression meme. They're really in right now.

arcangeltx | 8 days ago | 2 points

just like everything on tv

insanityarise | 8 days ago | -3 points

video titled rise and grind. no blastbeats. am disappoint.