7 Ways to Maximize Misery 😞

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Adapted from How to Be Miserable by Randy J. Paterson PhD: amzn.to/2CR9tmE
VERY IMPORTANT FOOTNOTE: noburn.info/id/video/nqWqdKV2YaKsnGk.html
Special Thanks: Randy J. Paterson PhD
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PhygMC - 8 timer siden
This man's just described my daily life
haloharry97 - 20 timer siden
THANK you YouTube, i love how YouTube recommended me this video just after i lost my job thanks to covid.

wow I have done everything in this video without me knowing, in the last 8 days.
Afaz - 22 timer siden
Lets do the opposite of these
Payton Bachinski
Payton Bachinski - Dag siden
Well now I'm not going to.
RayRexDex - Dag siden
Don't even need this tutorial.
Renaki0586 - Dag siden
Sometimes I wonder why I should be happy especially when my current living situation is NOTHING to be happy about...and hasn't been over the past 6 years...
• Ayanna • Iwl •
Hey mabye this is why I'm so sad
Lars Doet
Lars Doet - Dag siden
As a messager from 2021 i can confirm that nothing has changed yet...
Ace Jetser
Ace Jetser - 2 dager siden
Bro my bed is from 12am to 6am which means my sleep cycle sucks
Jessica Evans
Jessica Evans - 2 dager siden
Apathy is the new religion!!!
DarDragon24 - 2 dager siden
Alternative Title: How to live in 2020
Goated Wrld
Goated Wrld - 2 dager siden
Depression propaganda
pingoo's ASSISTANT
pingoo's ASSISTANT - 2 dager siden
This is a person's guide to be a redditor
Miguel Baltazar
Miguel Baltazar - 2 dager siden
yessssssssssssssssssss i like this
shychopath - 2 dager siden
4: And if news aren't your thing - there is an even easier way! Just search your problems online! If you are sad just search on youtube "why am I sad". If you are bored search "top things to do in my free time". And so on. Before you realize it you'll be watching hours of productivity videos each day, while achieving absolutely nothing and being completely miserable. But don't stop there. Cut out any other social media, so as to make sure you don't even have any contact, not even vaguely, with another human being. Only watch youtube, and only "productive" and "important" videos. Tell yourself this is self-improvement, even if you are not improving at all. Keep consuming more and more information, until you don't remember what you "learned" and it all becomes an incomprehensible mess. You will become more miserable, and watch more content - you will become more unproductive, and watch more productivity videos. It is like a drug, except it is free and you don't realize you are drugging yourself!
8: Think. Think about how sad you are. Think about how many problems you have. Think about how much homework you have to do. Think, and think and think and then think more - but never act. Create a logical framework as to how the world works, and never put it into practice. Spent hours each day thinking, and thinking until you have become completely dissociated with reality, until your thoughts seem more real than the world around and you are on the verge of insanity. But maybe you can think a solution, so keep thinking. After a month of this cycle you will have maximized misery and existential dread - you'll have tricked your logical part of your brain into a never ending unproductive cycle.
PS: This is definetely not a summary of my quarantine life.
shychopath - 2 dager siden
The most important part of the tricks mentioned is how sneaky and simple they are. Not only do you not realize you are making yourself miserable, you think you are improving. What a genius way to be sad, am I right?
Jason Maxmilan
Jason Maxmilan - 2 dager siden
i checked all of this, and im very concerned about myself, yet i dont feel the slightest bit of sadness, why is that?
CrocOsnake - 2 dager siden
I do a lot of these things... *how am I honestly still happy*
Marvin - 3 dager siden
why have I been doing all of these?
Lucas Santana
Lucas Santana - 3 dager siden
Instructions unclear: Got shipwrecked against a glacier called social anxiety.
Caleb Larson
Caleb Larson - 3 dager siden
This sounds familiar
Boris Kolp
Boris Kolp - 3 dager siden
why am i already doing all that stuff
Galaxy Girl
Galaxy Girl - 3 dager siden
Wow COVID is helping me
a - 3 dager siden
dang i didnt know i was in deep sea
A Man Online
A Man Online - 4 dager siden
_I'm four parallel universes ahead of you_
Mike Jonson
Mike Jonson - 4 dager siden
This is what I am doing, is called "do nothing no problems" is like this but I am happy, I do nothing I only have 8 grades and I am intelligent enough to get a job that I like on the internet and I love it.
I make money and I am as happy as possible.
No cap I will do this all my life. School made me suicidal EVERY DAY so i quite and that is the best decision I've done ever.
Disclaimer: don't quit school, I am just lucky
Tushar Kumar
Tushar Kumar - 4 dager siden
The screen part.. well i have a job. A desk job. Have to sit in front of a screen for freaking 9 hours. Solution??
Jack Ball
Jack Ball - 4 dager siden
I’m gonna pull an uno reverse and use this to be happier.
Far Hama
Far Hama - 4 dager siden
bro coronavirus making this real easy on all of us
Pickleism - 4 dager siden
so this is what emos do before they become emos
Tippex - 4 dager siden
Reverse psychology 101:
Spiky Cactus
Spiky Cactus - 5 dager siden
I think we're all already doing this.
Ilan Smolders
Ilan Smolders - 5 dager siden
doing this right now
APaleDot - 5 dager siden
Damn, this hits different after quarantine
Holeshot Hunter
Holeshot Hunter - 6 dager siden
My instincts...OUR instincts...for 1000 generations has been to relate and socialize with other humans. We can no longer do that. I AM that pile of laundry, I am in that one room, waiting to die while trying my best not to become dead. There's cognitive dissonance for you. NOW what do you do about that?
Burke Moras
Burke Moras - 6 dager siden
This was made in 2017 but I think its pretty relevant today.
ChrisHasVideos - 6 dager siden
Oh hey, the Navy did this to me
Team Uk clan
Team Uk clan - 6 dager siden
A girl broke my Heart and now Im a sailor
Jaydee 8652
Jaydee 8652 - 6 dager siden
I do all of these unintentionally, how profound. Anyway, back to my screen.
Donkeyearsa - 6 dager siden
This was really helpful
Yash Kokane
Yash Kokane - 6 dager siden
Instructions unclear

I've recovered from depression and now I'm grateful for everything I've been blessed with
Lynex Hudson
Lynex Hudson - 6 dager siden
Yo this is a wake up call
Bruno Ribeiro
Bruno Ribeiro - 7 dager siden
Sarril - 7 dager siden
Pretty cool video, useful for most people as a bit of a "7 things that you should fight against, avoid, NOT do" thing. "The things mentioned in this video - do the opposite".
Though some things listed on this.. list.. are not very proper to take the opposite way, such as "stay inside" in particular, in this time of pandemic. But yea, once it's over, *then* go outside! Nature is beautiful, fresh air is gr8 and so is exercise.

It sure does suck quite a bit that because of my incurable sickness that I have [+surgeries that I had, which left some side-effects for my body to have in its lifetime +medication with side-effects(which I need to take forever) +more], I'm 'bit' bound to follow at least some of those 'ways' listed here. I'm pretty much stuck at home, for life now (long story, which I don't think anyone here would really like to listen about), and my bio-clock, my sleep schedule, is bound to swing left and right, since my condition often wakes me up from my slumber and forces me to do something for a couple minutes before I can get back to bed & sleep (and I often can't fall back asleep then..). Full moon also often causes me to be unable to fall asleep too. Did I mentioned that I'm stuck at home, so the only way for me to be productive really, is to use a certain object with a screen known as "the computer"? Yeaa.. my life is great. Well, I do at least try to exercise, meditate, play with my pets, and be at least somewhat productive and stuff, but yea..
nPhlames - 7 dager siden
Damn, this was a needed wake up call.
Kebab the Second Son of Onion Hat the Magnificent
wait, I do all of these... am I sad? uhhh I am not really sure, its boring but I can't say it makes me sad :/
Nelson Brown
Nelson Brown - 7 dager siden
Remember "mental health is real health"?
Endless lockdowns will do more harm in the long run than covid ever could.
Ilan Smolders
Ilan Smolders - 5 dager siden
piss off wanker
Smooth smoothie 68 419
Smooth smoothie 68 419 - 7 dager siden
Don’t stay up all night to fall asleep earlier the next night. IT DOESNT WORK! I did that a week ago and I was just miserably tired all day but I stuck it out and when night came I was up at 10 wide awake. That was like 30+ hours and everyone thought I was in drugs lmao
Mac Angus
Mac Angus - 8 dager siden
I feel attacked
iltoast9 - 10 dager siden
Ironically this is the best guide to happiness i've seen in my life
Hausfer 143
Hausfer 143 - 10 dager siden
Prediction for 2020 in 2017. Crazy.
Shivam Singh
Shivam Singh - 10 dager siden
Presentation with whats best to do and explanation where the explanation was required, GREAT
Sibi - 11 dager siden
*Who’s Here From Pyrocynical?*
趙雷 - 11 dager siden
蓝日: Using my crappy Chinese skills I am guessing the Chinese writing on the take away containers means "Blue Day."
mememaster 223
mememaster 223 - 11 dager siden
people using emojis makes my more miserable than any of these tactics
Tom Galonska
Tom Galonska - 12 dager siden
Reported for "I'm in this video and i don't like it" :D
AWESOMEANDREW - 12 dager siden
is it bad im accidentaly doing all of them and im so far from shore i dont even play video games with frends
Incanus Olórin
Incanus Olórin - 12 dager siden
I need help.
Ilan Smolders
Ilan Smolders - 5 dager siden
udvun 116
udvun 116 - 12 dager siden
is this a turtorial
Grey - 12 dager siden
Omg i love being a sailor
thisismynamepal - 13 dager siden
I find myself in a difficult situation feeling absolutely miserable. I know this almost word for word and think of all of these whenever I'm struggling.
THEN, I watch it for the thousandth time just for the same thing to happen again: it makes me realize EXACTLY how I'm MAKING A BAD SITUATION HARDER XD....
I practically memorized this but it takes that stick figure being ironic with that tone and the sarcastic imagery to smirk and say, "ah... I forgot about that little bit there"
Takes my ass off of the spikes when I'm sitting in a darker place VERY successfully. Thank you cgp
Oliwier Zeppeli
Oliwier Zeppeli - 13 dager siden
I just realized that i'm doing all of these things
Well i guess it's just how every zoomer lives
Randall Valls
Randall Valls - 13 dager siden
Well I started getting confused as to what was sarcastic and what was actual advice so I think this vid just does a disservice
monsieur carlin
monsieur carlin - 13 dager siden
This is Tuesday
Rafaeltab - 13 dager siden
why do I have basically everything checkmarked right now but feel amazing?
Lukas Broch
Lukas Broch - 13 dager siden
I wonder how many times I catch myself doing those things. This video works like a pill, everytime I take it, I feel renewed. Thank you CGP
Jamie Lynch
Jamie Lynch - 14 dager siden
I did half of these without watching the tutorial, git gud
XRENEGADE87X Channel - 14 dager siden
Happiness is overrated, just because you’re not necessarily happy doesn’t mean your miserable
Xtreme Stuntz
Xtreme Stuntz - 14 dager siden
I thought the title was too minimize misery lmao I was so confused
Hay Jay Collins
Hay Jay Collins - 14 dager siden
I can finally achieve my new year resolution
Coyote Gamer
Coyote Gamer - 15 dager siden
so i was doing everything perfectly
Mr. Cornographic
Mr. Cornographic - 15 dager siden
O-oh. I sure could benefit from doing the things in this video that I am most certainly NOT already doing. Yeah.
Fulco Crimson
Fulco Crimson - 15 dager siden
I'm in this video and I don't like it
Stricktpine 90
Stricktpine 90 - 15 dager siden
Huh I'm already doing this
Chappie - 16 dager siden
School hasn't fucked my sleep schedule.
The lack of something towake up to has. why wake up early when there's no one that cares enough to yell at you, be it moral or contractual obligations?
James Hayden
James Hayden - 16 dager siden
Interesting, I have been doing all of these things during the last 3 months.
Patrick Jonak
Patrick Jonak - 17 dager siden
"How to live my life 101"
Shenya The welder
Shenya The welder - 17 dager siden
This vid always leaves me feeling better
Alberich V. Mass
Alberich V. Mass - 17 dager siden
I don't care if I'm the billionth person to say it: I have these habits too. But things have not always been like this: I remember a totally different period, in which I studied a lot, did sports regularly and much more. Then came a rosy time, when everything was fine, without me having to lift a finger. I only needed to study a little and still got excellent grades. My body was perfect and therefore I stopped playing sports. I took my driving license without difficulty, but I rarely drove because "I didn't need it and in any case I knew how to do it by now". I had many friends, but I stopped going out with them because I was able to contact them through social networks. I slowly withdrew into a comfortable and lazy existence, in my house, lying on my bed, with my computer and cell phone close at hand. At that moment it seemed the best way to live: lots of comfort, lots of relaxation, no problem that would disturb me and apparently no negative consequences. The consequences would come after a few years, when I enrolled in university. I knew well that I had to change my lifestyle, but by now I had fallen into that sweet trap and just couldn't get out of it.
Many things had changed almost without my noticing. My body had become rusty, flabby and weak. I gained so much weight that I even got a tumor. I was no longer used to studying for many hours without being distracted with my cell phone. Result: I couldn't keep up with university lessons and I haven't graduated yet.
I haven't driven a car for years and I have completely forgotten how to do it. For every trip I have to rely on public transport or get a ride from relatives and friends.
And speaking of friends, I've lost all contact with the ones I had.
I had met new ones in college, but, unlike me, they have already graduated and I will probably lose sight of them too. It is as if I have completely lost my grip and control over my life, abandoning myself to a fatalistic passivity. As if that were not enough, I also suffered from depression and, paradoxically, I only came out of it during the period of the pandemic.
If you have read the novel "Oblomov" perhaps you will understand better my situation. And speaking of novels, as a child I was a voracious reader. For years now I have begun to hate books, both for study and for hobby.
The internet and my cell phone have completely absorbed my attention, my time, my life. Although I am aware of all this, I cannot do anything to change the situation. Maybe one day I can study well without being distracted and do some sport, but the next day I fall back into the trap again. Or, if I'm lucky, the next day again. In any case, I can't make a definitive change in my situation.
If you who are reading are still young, I advise you to learn from my mistakes. Don't take comfort as your ideal of life and don't let entropy prevail over you, otherwise you won't be able to go back. Because, as thermodynamics states, total entropy can only increase or remain constant, but it never decreases.
Ethan Trueman
Ethan Trueman - 17 dager siden
No this is 2020 in a nutshell
Icyboi 247
Icyboi 247 - 19 dager siden
I’m doing all of this why isn’t it working
Abstract Abra
Abstract Abra - 19 dager siden
Very accurate video, there’s something very sad and genuinely terrifying about the way happiness works.
Joshua pere
Joshua pere - 19 dager siden
This is actually helping me to be motivated by doing the opposite 😃👍🥰 Thanks man !.
Rachelle Roberthon Favaloro
Rachelle Roberthon Favaloro - 20 dager siden
Screw a goat.
PikaPilot - 20 dager siden
I added a whole lot of these to my day to day actions during this past year...
ADNAN 365 - 21 dag siden
I do all of that in one way ( i still live in syria 😢)
krow flin
krow flin - 21 dag siden
"Be sure to wait for motivation rather than setting a time" the bane of my existance in one sentence.
Bun Buns
Bun Buns - 22 dager siden
This is basically just 2020.
Jack F
Jack F - 22 dager siden
wait, I should stop doing these?
3toPlay - 22 dager siden
I feel attacked
A Weeb Was Here
A Weeb Was Here - 22 dager siden
7 steps: precedes to list everything I’m doing right now
R K - 23 dager siden
Too real man! ITS TOO REAL!!!
jaiden sock
jaiden sock - 23 dager siden
so now my brain is confused because I just succeded at being miserable which make me happy ???
Mystro Official
Mystro Official - 23 dager siden
Im crying 😭 when im looking at this video because i do all of these things without knowing,
Dr. A
Dr. A - 23 dager siden
For a sec I was happy I could actually check off the list.
Then I realized...
Anthony Arsenic
Anthony Arsenic - 23 dager siden
Thank you, I’ll take your advice to heart
Ruan Felicio
Ruan Felicio - 24 dager siden
This video is painful to watch...
Captain Yolo Waffle
Captain Yolo Waffle - 24 dager siden
This is really easy to do with online school
Ivan Navarro
Ivan Navarro - 24 dager siden
This is the way
나야フラミンゴ - 24 dager siden
I got a bingo
AkteNö - 24 dager siden
Nice! I'm literally doing all of this :)