How to Narrate Your Life Story

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  • Published on Jun 20, 2017
  • The difference between despair and hope often boils down to different ways of telling stories from the same set of facts. Some of the art of living means learning how to tell the story of our lives back to ourselves. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): goo.gl/Edani7
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    “At moments of sorrow and exhaustion, it is only too easy to look back over the years and feel that our lives have, in essence, been meaningless. We take stock of just how much has gone wrong: how many errors there have been; how many unfulfilled plans and frustrated dreams we’ve had...”

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Comments • 682

  • Destructor EFX
    Destructor EFX 4 years ago +106

    Every video that you guys make is a confort to me. I love to know that i'm not the only one who thinks and questions the very basic human condition, the little feellings in our daily routine. Thank you guys from Brazil!

    • Aisha Shaikh
      Aisha Shaikh 4 years ago

      Destructor EFX I love this channel too idk why but some people call it a cult lol

  • Ready, Set, GROW!
    Ready, Set, GROW! 4 years ago +188

    "No one ever gets anywhere important in one go. We have to be able to forgive ourselves for our first drafts." Holy cow this quote is relevant to me. My favorite video from you guys in a while. Please keep up the good work!

  • Nishit Dua
    Nishit Dua 4 years ago +2022

    when a TheXvid channel shapes your thoughts more than your parents

    • Marissa
      Marissa 6 months ago

      Hahaha

    • Auto-balance
      Auto-balance 8 months ago

      WHY THE FUCK

    • Jason Licos
      Jason Licos 9 months ago

      Some parents are just manipulative and uninspiring. It's a fact.

    • Dennis Turner
      Dennis Turner 2 years ago

      Agreed, Howeveer when you are able to have a family of your own...do for them what this video has done for you. It's the only way to break in new norms.
      Be blessed, and continue to shine!

    • Abby Zain
      Abby Zain 3 years ago

      Sad...but true....

  • Femrys Watson
    Femrys Watson 4 years ago +96

    The only thing I feel like saying, is that the way you talk to yourself makes all the difference. And I'm usually very hard on myself, so I'm not saying it's easy. But once you start doing it, once you start accepting and loving your story, it will get easier and easier.

    • thegossipswan009
      thegossipswan009 4 years ago +9

      No one can make our life better, except ourselves. We always look happiness in others, but the true happiness lays in us.

    • Femrys Watson
      Femrys Watson 4 years ago +13

      Unfortunately, we do. We look for people to make our lives better, but we need to begin with ourselves...

    • thegossipswan009
      thegossipswan009 4 years ago +12

      Femrys Watson we often forget how to be a best friend to our self..

  • Michael Pesavento
    Michael Pesavento 4 years ago +216

    Hi, Thank you! I really needed this today.I'm sick, needing a kidney transplant and on dialysis,I'm living with my sister and her family for the moment but she's decided to kick me out. So I'm having to go to the government welfare office this morning to apply for help.
    I was our Mother's caregiver for twenty five years after she was hit by a drunk driver and permanently disabled. After she passed I got sick and now when I'm the one that needs help,I'm made to feel like an unwanted burden.
    People keep telling me it's her problem and not me, but it still hurts to feel so easily discarded. Trying to tell my story to myself in a positive light. Hope it works:/ Thanks.

    • Clara Vargas
      Clara Vargas Year ago

      Hello Michael I am Clara, I hope you are fine. 3 years later, How are you friend?

    • Tracesprite
      Tracesprite Year ago

      Hi Michael, I think an aspect of your story is how heroic you were with your mother. Even if others can't be as heroic as you were, it was still wonderful that you did what you did. I hope things work out for you.

    • Yol2000
      Yol2000 Year ago

      I have grown up around very ill people and have worked with them and their families. This is very difficult for both the patient and the family. It can create many resentments on both ends. Hopefully the love you have for each other will help you through it. I know it is not that simple but in our family it is what keeps us together. Many times we dont like each other but we do love one another.

    • Syndicate isReal
      Syndicate isReal 2 years ago

      @Michael Pesavento Hope you are doing well now.

    • Clémence
      Clémence 4 years ago +4

      Hi Michael, I know we all are far away from each other on the internet but I think of you from France and I truly wish you to feel better soon. You are a beautiful and generous person and you are as many others said, a real hero!

  • Kara Eidsvik
    Kara Eidsvik 4 years ago +13

    I love the style of this video. It makes me feel like I am being read to. It feels like a bedtime picture book for grown ups, where complicated problems are clearly stated and placed within a safely viewed but whole and honest construct. I appreciate these videos and the time I spend with them daily.

  • Mighty Salmon Studios Limited

    This video is beautiful. Rejection and failure are hard to accept, but when you do accept it as part of life, you see it as something beautiful. A journey of battles to reach victory, not a journey of despair.

  • jack amiegbe
    jack amiegbe 4 years ago +1264

    My life is based on a true story

  • Thu Huyền Tạ
    Thu Huyền Tạ 4 years ago +20

    I spent nearly one and a half hour translating your video into my mother tounge- vietnamese as your video was so inspiring and meaningful. Please approve my translation, I put so much hope in it

  • AbsurdExistentialist
    AbsurdExistentialist 4 years ago +113

    This video caught me off guard and has left me speechless. In the good way.

  • KCG - Kodie Collings Gaming

    Excellent video. I personally always focus on the negatives in life and beat myself up for mistakes and missed opportunities. When in fact, mistakes are an essential part of learning and improving.

    On social media, we tend to only see the good highlights of other peoples lives making us feel less successful and valued. But we all make mistakes. We're only human after all. Have a good day everyone.

    • Pwner 1492
      Pwner 1492 2 years ago +1

      practicing self love is tough, and it's a slow process, but it's worth it.
      I'm still trying, but it's crazy how far I've come, like I make mistakes now and instead of my brain going directly to self destruct, I'm like it's ok, mistakes happen

    • Montserrat Torres Nadal
      Montserrat Torres Nadal 3 years ago

      KCG - Kodie Collings Gaming so true

  • onlylovecanwin
    onlylovecanwin 4 years ago +15

    I recommend anyone to write their own autobiography, even if you're the only one that reads it. You'll be surprised at the things you remember when you start remembering.

  • H.D.
    H.D. 4 years ago +6

    I used hesitate to watch these videos because the truths within them seemed too harsh for me to take anything from. However, I feel finding this channel was one of the best things I discovered on the internet. These videos are so informative and straight forward, but still offers a profound simplicity. Your videos have impacted me just after a couple months of watching these videos! Thank you.

  • Robin Schmahl
    Robin Schmahl 4 years ago +26

    that is so beautiful...after experiencing the end of a lovely relationship that is exactly what I needed...thank you guys!

  • Honor Wayson
    Honor Wayson 4 years ago +78

    I failed medchool in Berlin 2 years ago. My entire life fell apart. I had to move back to the city where my parents stay, because my jobs were bound to the condition of me being a medstudent. I am 28 now, have been struggling against suicidal impulses, lost major parts of my humorous, extroverted personality, have become isolated (I have no friends in this city), alone. I struggle everyday to try to get back into another medical school (outside germany), but there are many barriers that end up preventing it (tuition in UK and US, language barriers in other EU countries etc.). I hate my life and don't know what to do. All my life I was the straight A student. Always did my best. In medschool, while others went partying, relaxing or sleeping, I was working in one of my 3 jobs to get through the month, while trying to pass my exams and have a perfect attendance in university. In the end, a heavy depression and burn-out, ruined an important exam. I failed 2 times in a row (didn't attend the first time and failed the remaining two attempts.. always the same way... months of hard studying, just to sit in front of the exam and suddenly having no knowledge to draw upon.. as if the hours of mental torture and discipline neverhappened..). Now the guys that always copied my answers during exams or whom I explained things, who had money and a life, are wearing white coats, treat patients and tell others how hard they worked, while I went above and beyond my limits and lost everything. I want to be a doctor. There is no other profession I can see myself in. I am lost.

    • priya seth
      priya seth Year ago +2

      I understand your sentiments regarding comparision. I had a burn out just like you and was under mild depression and anxiety for 2 and half years. I found no motivation at all in that time. Im thankful to my parents who supported me financially,emotionally during that rough period. Im much better now even though people younger to me have progressed in their career. But now, I want to continue with my newfound enthusiasm. It is very common among medical students to actually have burnouts and you had many factors causing it. You are not so old and im in my late 20s too. Just dont be so hard on yourself, give some time for your mental health as well and everything will fall back in place. Best regards!

    • Tracesprite
      Tracesprite Year ago +1

      I think you're very brave and determined but you should let go of the medical school idea. Sit quietly and say to your own mind, "please don't send me this depression. Tell me what I should know." Then wait quietly and consider the ideas that occur to you. Discard the self destructive ones. Consider the workable positive ones. Through medical school you probably wanted to help others. There are many ways to do this e.g. ambulance officer. Also learn to value the viral unpaid work that makes such a difference e.g. being a good friend to someone. I think one good friend is more valuable than 8 psychologists. Consider the great good that is done by those who are good gardeners, creating beauty, healthy vegetables and their own good health. Thinking laterally can really help when all seems lost.

    • Juza Delle Nuvole
      Juza Delle Nuvole 2 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your story. I've been in your situation. Obviously this has caused a great deal of pain in your life and nobody can really tell you what to do. One thing I suggest to people who experience failure is to go back to reexamine their relationships. I believe that depression and anxiety are the results of spending time with toxic people who don't have your best interest. As soon as you stop hanging out with such people and replace them with optimistic caring loving human beings your life will change for the best. Good luck.

    • N. D
      N. D 2 years ago +1

      Life is made of setbacks and progress.Fix your issues get help and continue to grow. I am sure you will succeed

    • Michael Jaleco Lacson
      Michael Jaleco Lacson 2 years ago

      @Stephan Villavicencio Hi. May I ask how you got a career in med research? Would love toi have one but I dont have a med degree. I wasnt able to go to med school bec of my anxiety. I am a registered nurse though.

  • Donz a
    Donz a 4 years ago +4

    This was so relatable, it made me take a step back and revaluate my negative outlook towards my life. This video gave me hope, thank you.

  • Holly Clothier
    Holly Clothier 4 years ago +89

    This is so beautiful. Thank you ❤️

  • Joshua Pimm
    Joshua Pimm 4 years ago +73

    One of your best videos in a while

  • shawarmageddonit
    shawarmageddonit Year ago +6

    "The difference between despair and hope is just a different way of telling stories from the same set of facts."
    -- The School of Life

    Boom.

  • Devon Lowe
    Devon Lowe 4 years ago +388

    Forget me narrating my life story, I want Morgan Freeman to do it

    • Deborah Foster
      Deborah Foster Year ago +1

      Samuel Jackson

    • D.I
      D.I 4 years ago

      Devon Lowe - Joanna Lumley or Judy Dench can narrate for me :)

    • Sherlock Holmes
      Sherlock Holmes 4 years ago

      +Adi ya..

    • Sherlock Holmes
      Sherlock Holmes 4 years ago

      or David Attenborough

    • Sleep
      Sleep 4 years ago

      I'd rather have wayne june narrate it.

  • Umb
    Umb 4 years ago +1

    I love The School of Life; they do an amazing job of helping you put things into a perspective you otherwise wouldn't have seen unless pointed out to you. Sometimes you just need to hear someone say out loud the things your subconscious is trying to tell you. I think a lot of people in my generation(Millenials) would benefit from this and other videos on this channel.

  • Alejandro
    Alejandro 4 years ago +4

    This message is so incredibly powerful. Possibly the most remarkable piece of knowledge +The School Of Life has ever produced. Unthinkable, the pure wisdom contained in this video.

  • Janas Freiheiten
    Janas Freiheiten 2 years ago +1

    I love this one! Especially the thing Alain said about not explaining everything in our life story with our decision and our power but also by luck or other circumstances. This is so human and brings so much forgiveness with it.

  • SidheKnight
    SidheKnight 4 years ago +6

    It's almost as if this video was made for me. This is exactly what I'm going through.

  • The Artful Narrator
    The Artful Narrator 4 years ago +1

    You guys always make such thoughtful and moving videos. I was feeling really depressed and being super hard on myself. Thank you for reminding me of these truths. : ' )

  • David You
    David You 3 years ago +1

    I simply cannot get enough of these inspirational videos. After watching a marathon of these videos, I gained much confidence to believe how my suppressed negative thoughts are definitely worth challenging. This is life changing! Thank you!

  • Ana Bonnin
    Ana Bonnin 2 years ago +1

    Thank you Alain De Botton. Your voice is so compassionate, and your message so sincere. So happy to live on this time of humanity when we can reach wise people at the other side of the planet by just a simple click. I feel truly lucky

  • Shilpa Sinha
    Shilpa Sinha 4 years ago +1

    so meaningful and relatable! my eyes teared up! thank you for the motivation! 😊

  • Emilia Iskra
    Emilia Iskra 3 years ago

    This is so beautiful, so important, and so relevant. I've never immediately re-watched a video on TheXvid before in my life. And I imagine I'll be coming back to this on a regular basis. Thank you for this beautifully made video-packed full of value but also put together in such a way that feels soothing and healing to watch.

  • Da Bad
    Da Bad 4 years ago +2

    Your videos couldn't be more fantastic. Thank you for so much wisdom. I'm sure you bring peace to many of us who watch them.

  • Ritwik Ghosh
    Ritwik Ghosh 4 years ago +1

    "Horrors of a first draft" how beautifully put! I shall remember this line forever.

  • fasver
    fasver 4 years ago +2

    Your faith has got to be greater than your fear. Your love must be greater than everything. Stay positive, because whether you are alright or not, if you can or cant, you are correct either way. So don't fill your mind and heart with anxiety based on negative expectations, instead do the contrary believe in the higher version of yourself guided through love and understanding towards your existence and life. Luv 2 all.

  • Zachopotamus Prime
    Zachopotamus Prime 4 years ago

    I didn't know how much I'd needed to hear these words until now. Thank you so much for what you do, School of Life.

  • LouLou
    LouLou 4 years ago +1

    Thank you for making this video on the right time for my life, last night I'm contemplating on why I was keep on being rejected on any job interview, my papers where rejected yesterday as well. I'm thinking on giving up again or just push through this. My perseverance is waning, my prayers are now a shout of plea rather than faith, I know deapair won't lead me to anya good, but I just want to have a peaceful and kind work environment but even that is difficult to find. I'm crying.

  • TheManjot Singh
    TheManjot Singh 4 years ago +2

    The School of Life is hands down the best TheXvid channel out there.
    It seems almost tailored to my interests.
    Keep up the good work guys!
    Really appreciate the content you're putting out there.

  • R E A
    R E A 4 years ago +11

    Remember this guys: "No one gets anywhere important in just one go"

  • Roxane Mp
    Roxane Mp 4 years ago +1

    Beautifully said 🙏🙏❤❤❤
    But despite everything, life will always goes on 💯🙌❤

  • Brian Kivuti
    Brian Kivuti 4 years ago +1

  • bldomingo
    bldomingo 4 years ago +6

    You have no idea how much I needed this today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • Elbra David
    Elbra David Year ago

    This episode more than any other saved my whole day. No exaggerating. Thank you. Will be playing this every morning til it's memorized.

  • Raphael L. M.
    Raphael L. M. 4 years ago +7

    I think this is probably my favorite video from School of Life.

    And the music helped to make the video better.

  • Average Joe Schmidt
    Average Joe Schmidt 9 months ago

    Thank you so much for this video. There are stories in my family that I want to tell including my own. This video helped me think about the low points of life in redemptive ways that I hadn't considered before. My goal is to not only tell the high points but to give a full picture from a POV that sees the best in people, life and the circumstances we tend to encounter. Thank you again. I'll be watching this video several times as a reminder of the kind of mindset I want to cultivate.

  • tactteam00
    tactteam00 4 years ago

    Beautifully written, narrated, and animated videos that are honest, meaningful, compassionate, and always manage to console and calm. Love this channel

  • Rodrigo Manzanilla
    Rodrigo Manzanilla 4 years ago

    I don't know how you manage to do this at the very exact moment of my life when I need it the most. Thank you school of life you really are an amazing TheXvid channel, you deserve everything.

  • Alexander Cortes
    Alexander Cortes Year ago

    Recently I been feeling like I'm completely lost control of telling my own story, I was surprised how much time I just let pass without realizing that I can make my own decisions. But is never late and when you do that's when the fun part begins .

  • B H
    B H 2 years ago

    I am convinced that the producer of these videos has had compassion instilled in their core being to a depth that is quite remarkable.
    Thank you for sharing your compassion, wisdom, and knowledge.

  • Léo Zaffran
    Léo Zaffran 4 years ago +2

    I honestly don't know where I'd be, how I'd be without the School of Life teaching me regularly some fundamental things.

  • Nicholas Martins
    Nicholas Martins 4 years ago +1

    Thank you so much School of life for always making me feel better in hard times!!

  • Paul Sutherland
    Paul Sutherland 4 years ago

    I really appreciate these videos. Please keep it up you guys are doing an excellent service to the world

  • tall_glass_of_mead
    tall_glass_of_mead 4 years ago +2

    One of your best videos. Very well presented. Thank you for this :)

  • Gior Nehim
    Gior Nehim 4 years ago +1

    This is such a great source of inspiration. thank you for your work , it really does help.

  • Trinity Hindman
    Trinity Hindman 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Thank you for this nugget of truth and wonderful reminder.

  • Luny & Milky
    Luny & Milky 4 years ago +1

    Thank you for yet one more helpful uplifting message :)

  • Jo G.
    Jo G. 4 years ago +1

    Very inspiring, indeed :)
    Thank you very much for this video, School of Life! :D

  • Sam Silvester
    Sam Silvester Year ago

    I love this, my life has been tough but I can write it with tenderness and compassion

  • Leos Lounge
    Leos Lounge 4 years ago +2

    i feel like every time im going through something in my life a new video seems to pop up from the school of life talking to me about my problem as if they know me and what im thinking like these videos were made just for me

  • Talking Out Loud
    Talking Out Loud Year ago +1

    My life story has had many ups and downs, but overall its been awesome. I can't imagine choosing to live a miserable, boring life and I'm even dealing w stage 4 cancer. Get up, get out, fall down, grow up, and then you'll get it.

  • A. Bottomley
    A. Bottomley 4 years ago

    thank you for inspiring me to see my life with being able to have a voice of reason commentating about life and sort of a little description of the way to think of positive ways to change it for the better. it made my windows to my soul wet from rain.

  • Suad A
    Suad A 4 years ago

    Thank you for this video! They save lives!
    you guys are the hidden heroes of the world :)

  • sachintha peiris
    sachintha peiris 4 years ago

    You've given me peace I've never been able to find on my own before. Thank you for your work.

  • Ross Goodman
    Ross Goodman 4 years ago

    I fell in love with School of Life because of the Philosophy, Literature, Art & Architecture and Religion pieces.

    My desires to see more of those doesn't change how much adoration this channel gets -- and that adoration is deserved. But if it isn't being said, and it probably is (I try not to read too many comments ever), I would say there needs to be less of this introspective, downtrodden stuff and more of the focused lessons, mentioned earlier, that seem to genuinely earn the title of School of Life.

  • FirstRisingSouI
    FirstRisingSouI 4 years ago

    In videos like this, how do you determine what images and animations to use? They don't seem directly related to the content, but they give a sense of profundity, and seem to fit perfectly. As a writer, is there something similar I can do with my fiction?

  • Edward Bone
    Edward Bone 4 years ago

    This reminds me very much of Viktor Frankl's concept of logotherapy, and how one can establish meaning to overcome suffering. You guys should do a video on him and his work!

  • Conector Ciência
    Conector Ciência 4 years ago

    Simple and yet wonderful text, sound track, and illustrations. Changed my day, cleared my mind.

  • Yuyi Leal
    Yuyi Leal 4 years ago +1

    Such an uplifting video. It has come at a very significant juncture, and given me a much needed and much appreciated kind view of my own life.

  • Carbono 12
    Carbono 12 4 years ago +6

    Thank you, Alain. I really needed that.

  • Yerv
    Yerv 4 years ago +1

    This was incredibly well done

  • Iman T
    Iman T 4 years ago +2

    I need this on paper to read when things get out of hand. Love and thank you :)

  • Dr Seethe
    Dr Seethe 4 years ago

    thank you for this. this video now makes me want to smile when I go through humiliating times and say "its okay, im growing"

  • Thy Stein
    Thy Stein 4 years ago

    life can be meaningful even when it involves a lot of failure and humiliation - what a beautiful quote!

  • Hey Nicole
    Hey Nicole 4 years ago +1

    Can you talk about "Emotional Abuse"? I feel like people arent aware that they may be victims of it. Sometimes they may feel that theyre sensitive, when in reality their situation is bad.

  • Dimitar Atanasov
    Dimitar Atanasov 9 months ago

    This is probably my favourite school of life video, because it is true, our lifes are stories of overcoming difficulties and failures and stories that dont have big obstacles, self-doubt and rising from the ashes are boring.

  • Daniel Gheorghe
    Daniel Gheorghe 4 years ago

    This video is simply amazing. It touched my heart and my soul. Thank you!

  • Rick Moro
    Rick Moro 3 years ago

    I can't believe this! I was just having a conversation this morning with a young man in his early twenty' s I said to him allway's be aware of your
    self awareness and of others as well
    There is a lot of underlying currents in one's life not untill you walk a mile in another person's shoes can you begin to evaluate their path of their life.

  • Avoidingbiasbybeeingthisway

    I must thank you guys for such amazing videos. I have had so much peace in my life, like I tell you I am thriving..

  • Effie Izhar
    Effie Izhar 4 years ago +1

    This video made me tear up a little. It's very crucial to remember we are not our own enemy and treat ourselves kindly. This serves as an educational reminder, as well as shedding light on our outlook of life itself. Thank you.

  • Xolerys
    Xolerys 4 years ago +1

    Congrats on being on the trending! Great video as always!

  • Isabelle Hobbs
    Isabelle Hobbs 4 years ago +1

    I don't usually comment, but this was wonderful and has really helped me process a difficult period in my life. Thank you :)

  • koen reedijk
    koen reedijk 4 years ago +80

    Everyone needs their personal Alain de Botton

    • Hidden S
      Hidden S 2 years ago +1

      @InuYashaBandicoot exactly.
      By these videos, I try to be an Alan to those whom I love. Because we all need one.

    • InuYashaBandicoot
      InuYashaBandicoot 2 years ago +3

      @Aaliyah Douglass
      That is the name of the man behind the school of life, who make these videos.
      I add: we must all make a little Alan inside of us

    • Aaliyah Douglass
      Aaliyah Douglass 2 years ago

      What does that mean

    • Mashuda Karbary
      Mashuda Karbary 4 years ago +1

      koen reedijk totally man

  • Al Munoz
    Al Munoz 4 years ago

    I wish you guys had a podcast or playlist on Spotify. that would be awesome

  • Siddhartha Ghosh
    Siddhartha Ghosh 6 months ago

    This is the most uplifting video I have watched in a long time. Thank you 🙏 so much!

  • Truth Seeker
    Truth Seeker 3 years ago

    What a beautiful video that speaks absolute truth ❤️🙌🏻🙏👏

  • koreankid113
    koreankid113 4 years ago

    i like to listen to The School of Life’s videos while at work. This one made me cry almost uncontrollably. i needed to hear this to keep me going. Thanks TSoL :)

  • Christopher Goodwin
    Christopher Goodwin 4 years ago +3

    I so glad you guys exist. Don't know where I'd be without you lads

  • FutureLaugh
    FutureLaugh 4 years ago +1

    thank you for these heart felt videos, sharing with friend who need it. Your videos and philosophy are very valuable to me.

  • KeanuJeeves
    KeanuJeeves 2 years ago

    You guys have no idea how amazing and helpful you are to so many people

  • Mohamed Albreiki
    Mohamed Albreiki 4 years ago

    This made me tear up a bit...
    The feelings couldn't have been more perfectly worded, and the emotions are absolutely real. Thank you so much for making this beautiful video and making me more hopeful about life.

  • david juarez
    david juarez 4 years ago

    This was much needed! :)
    Thanks for everything School of Life!!

  • Kiki
    Kiki 4 years ago +4

    tears rolling..... I felt warmth to read the comments...thank you TSOL... I always smile when I get a notification of a new video.

  • camilo676
    camilo676 4 years ago +1

    Beautiful message, thank you.

  • Phoebe Thunderman
    Phoebe Thunderman 7 months ago

    “A story can be created, but it cannot be finished; We continue it every moment of our lives” - My best friend since Kindergarten, Meera

  • mephistopheles the silent chief

    Life itself is meaningless, but living is not.

    • Hage Nyna
      Hage Nyna 7 months ago

      Well said 🙌

    • Tsuki
      Tsuki 2 years ago

      @Cliff Hanley I mean that we have to spread kindness everyday in life so therefor life and livings meanings are kindness for me. Kindness, positivity, helpfulness, belief and faith are all the keys to achieve. (I know this by my own experience.) May not be for you though...depends on your destiny and experience.

    • Tsuki
      Tsuki 2 years ago

      Life and living have a meaning, kindness.

    • T
      T 3 years ago +1

      Well said!

  • Yol2000
    Yol2000 Year ago

    My story would be that I had a difficult childhood due to having immigrant parents with no real parenting skills and no family support. School was difficult to grow accustomed to as I was the first child in our family to attend an American school. I learned to survive and get good grades but always felt I didn't belong. I was able to attend college and graduate. This was the best of times because I was able to be more independent and not so sheltered. I had some good friends, good jobs and travel. I met a man who shared my core values despite growing up very differently. We got married and had my husband's daughter live with us as she finished hight school. She had a baby girl soon after. We love this girl so much. We never had common children but experienced parenthood through our grand daughter. She is very smart and aware. She's not easy to fool. My parents aged and started having health issues. We didn't always get along but we do know. I realized they really did do the best that they could. I love them. I am now middle aged a d cannot believe that times flew by so fast. I wonder what will happen to the rest of our lives. The entire time we have had God in our lives. We have been very blessed. To be continued. .......

  • Damian Vite
    Damian Vite 2 years ago

    I re-watch a lot of TSOL's videos. Most of the times I leave them as background noise. But some days I just find myself crying for the first time to a vide that I've watched a hundred times before without flinching . Like today. I guess you have to be in certain states of mind or points in your life to really let In the message in some of the videos.

  • Edward Casas
    Edward Casas 4 years ago +1

    This is so true, we must learn from our mistakes, some that we control other we can't. We must know that we are all incredible beings. We are masterpieces of the universe.

  • jacklin istanbuli
    jacklin istanbuli 2 years ago

    thank you guys for all the videos you made.💙

  • Isabella Luna
    Isabella Luna 4 years ago

    Funny that this video begins with citation of Macbeth, which is the work for my B.A. thesis. The whole tragedy lies within oneself and it is our job to present the world not in agony, but with an optimistic attitude others the faults, the problems we have to face, to make them believe that we face them without passionante fury, but with a healthy lust for life. Thumbs up.

  • Gaurav Rawtani
    Gaurav Rawtani 4 years ago +1

    this channel is part of my life. keep posting. keep sharing ❤️

  • Lynn Neumann
    Lynn Neumann 4 years ago

    This lifted me up when I needed it most. Thank you.

  • Paulo Vela
    Paulo Vela 4 years ago +1

    This gave me so much peace... Thanks School of Life, keep on!