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  • I've been terribly depressed lately.

  • (MELANCHOLY MUSIC) Voice Off-Screen: All the electoral college votes are in,

  • and it looks Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States.

  • And I've been assessing my life and wondering what I can do to really make it better.

  • (MELANCHOLY MUSIC) Hi, um, what's the maximum number of pizzas I can order?

  • That's it?

  • Okay.

  • I guess I'll take twenty.

  • Over the last year I've been trying all these different kinds of things.

  • You know, wondering what the hell is gonna work.

  • And I've been very lucky; there are many things that I've found make me very happy.

  • But after I was, like, analyzing this for a while, I realized that all of these different things

  • could kind of be categorised or simplified into this one, simple word:

  • growth.

  • You know, I'm happiest when I'm growing.

  • Whether that's learning a new skill, reading more,

  • trying something that scares me, taking part in a charity or a cause I believe in,

  • traveling and experiencing new cultures, exercising, attending therapy,

  • or strengthening my support system.

  • It all came down to growth.

  • And I guess it makes sense when you think about it, right?

  • I mean, we're all human beings, our bodies must not be the only thing built for forward motion,

  • our minds are, too, you know?

  • If you're not growing, you're not learning, and you're not being challenged. No one likes feeling stagnant.

  • Brad: Hey babe, how you doing?

  • Anna: Exactly the same as the last time you asked me.

  • All hail president Trump.

  • So if you're really unhappy, I encourage you to find the ways in which you can grow.

  • I mean, where do you feel stuck. Is it intellectually, physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally?

  • And how can you push yourself in each of these areas to evolve into the right you that you know you wanna be?

  • Is it strengthening a friendship? Is it taking a lyra hoop class?

  • Is it adopting as many cats as you can legally adopt in your state?

  • Whatever it is, all you have to do is keep growing, and you will be so much happier. I promise.

  • I'm Anna Akana, stay awesome Gotham.

  • And before you leave, I just wanna let you know I recently did a collab with Crowdmade.

  • Really love them. If you don't know them, you should check them out,

  • the Corridor merch especially, I'm a big fan of.

  • We made a happiness cat prescription bottle design.

  • It's very limited, it's only up for fifteen days and it's made to order. So get it while you can, and then it's gone.

  • Go to to get your bottle of happiness.

  • See, ties in with the video. I know what I'm doing.

  • Already said my outro. Cool.

  • Cool, bye. Go buy some stuff.

I've been terribly depressed lately.

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The secret to happiness

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    Jean Fang posted on 2016/11/23
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