When I was 11 I started to self harm, and continued for a year or so. I found a video saying how much of an idiot people are for doing that, which for a child made me emotional, but put things into perspective. My life is not at all bad, there's just bad things that happen and my young self wanted others to know without words. People have different ways of coping, and Greg showed me that self harm is an unhealthy way to do so. I haven't cut in a long time, and when I think about I just cringe. I go talk to people when I'm falling apart, or play piano to calm myself down. I don't know if the habit of cutting wouldn't been broke without the videos. I really needed something like that rather than "you'll be okay, I'm sorry. Please don't." So thanks
He helped me get over my eating disorder. I had watched him before I developed it and didn't stop because i was scared to fall down that hole and end up like an UNSPECIFIED YOUTUBER, so as weird as it sounds I used his videos to scare me into recovering, as well as knock some sense into me. I also became vegetarian because of him which isn't as relevant but I am a happier person and I have so much more energy so I thought I'd mention it.
He helped me understand that I don't have to believe in a good god that's going to fix the world. He's helped me learn to keep my mouth shut and not always debate about things. He's helped me grow up from being a weird ass bossy outburst Christian girl to being a laid back sit down and listen girl. I'm not a douchebag because of him. And I get how he's thinking like he doesn't say fifty different things around his point he gets straight to it no bulls***. To me that's a huge deal because it makes me more confident and I realize not that there's alot of people in this world who are just giant fake ass b****es.
Last Edit: Aug 15, 2017 18:03:37 GMT -8 by jothepig
I was a pretty big self harmer, i was in a very bad place. my best friend showed me one of his videos on self harm and he made me realise that i needed to wake up and sort myself out because hurting myself was doing nothing at all and i can confirm that it doesnt help at all.