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post #1 of 26
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Last night after everyone layed down, I started watching some youtube videos.

Started off with pit bull related, then somehow got into child abuse/neglect videos....then animal cruelty!! They were all really sad..but I continued to watch them for like 2 hrs! Why?? It was emotional....then a video I came across had a song that was played for my dad at his funeral!

Does anyone else do this?? Just sit and watch sad and depressing things??
post #2 of 26
That's why weve started to remove a lot of the youtube threads because of other unsuitable video clips, along with replies that contain bad language.
post #3 of 26
I'm assuming you mean those 'tribute' type videos, not actual abuse scenes? In any case, no. I can't take it emotionally. Stuff like that stays with me for days...even weeks.


I love watching make-up and hair how-tos on YouTube. And the cute kitty playing vids. I'm not even that much of a make-up/hair girl!
post #4 of 26
Geesh, even the commercials for ASPCA depress me
post #5 of 26
I`ve done that before Also made the mistake of watching videos on the PETA site

Also there was a site like youtube and I put `cats` in the search box and what came up was absolutley disgusting but it was supossed to be about the court case that followed
Needless to say I flagged it and shut it off but I bet they didn`t remove it.
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
Geesh, even the commercials for ASPCA depress me
lol the first time I saw the one with Sarah Mclaughin (I know that's not how you spell it, but you know what I mean...) I started crying!

I always get side tracked when I get on YouTube. I start looking at one thing, then somehow get to another...
post #7 of 26
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lol the first time I saw the one with Sarah Mclaughin (I know that's not how you spell it, but you know what I mean...) I started crying!

I always get side tracked when I get on YouTube. I start looking at one thing, then somehow get to another...
Me too!! And I also tear up when that commercial with Sarah M comes on!
post #8 of 26
I do that sometimes...watch or listen to something I know will make me sad. I think its my mind's way of letting me release whatever has been building up. Like, it needs a catylist (sp?), something to give me a reason to start crying so I can turn it around to what is really bothering me. Or, maybe I'm just strange....

But, I think it's healthy to cry. And, actually needed for sanity's sake.
post #9 of 26
I like dramatic movies, and tv shows...

As far as youtube, I go for the 'happy' sort...I avoid yucky sorts, and usually don't 'look' for the 'sad' ones...I don't actually spend much time on youtube...not really my thing
post #10 of 26
i just look for the cute stuff, and if any abuse or anything comes on I usually just switch it off right away, but mainly all i look for is the cute kitty stuff!
post #11 of 26
I will watch the cute videos of cats/babies...but I won't watch any others as they are too depressing.

I love watching Lee Evans clips though... And I can't wait to see him in November!
post #12 of 26
Lol there's 2 music videos out there that will get me crying. One of them will get me uncontrollably sobbing. So what do I do? I watch them lmao. I'm a glutton for punishment >.<
post #13 of 26
Yesterday I was watching Sean Taylor tribute videos, there's one that makes me cry. I was also watching clips of the Hockey player that got hurt pretty bad a couple of days ago. (You don't want to watch that) I usually just stick to funny clips, and sports videos.
post #14 of 26
i dont watch depressing vids/movies. i'm too emotional/sensitive when it comes to things like that. the world is full of stuff that can make you sick/depressed.
on YouTube i usually watch make up tutorials, something sport related (stunts and extreme sports), talking parrots/cats vids screamers are FUN stuff like that
post #15 of 26
I stay away from videos like that on purpose. I usually watch parrot videos.
post #16 of 26
Sometimes I end up doing the browsing thing, too...it starts off when i'm bored & looking for one thing, then before you know it I'm clicking on this, then that..but I usually don't like to get into the abusive stuff, it upsets me.
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by catloverin_ks View Post
Last night after everyone layed down, I started watching some youtube videos.

....then a video I came across had a song that was played for my dad at his funeral!

Does anyone else do this?? Just sit and watch sad and depressing things??
Yes, I've gone on YouTube looking to listen to a particular song, and one thing will lead to another, next thing I know the sun is coming up and I've spent the whole night watching tributes.

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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
I do that sometimes...watch or listen to something I know will make me sad. I think its my mind's way of letting me release whatever has been building up. Like, it needs a catalyst, something to give me a reason to start crying so I can turn it around to what is really bothering me. Or, maybe I'm just strange....

But, I think it's healthy to cry. And, actually needed for sanity's sake.
I have a playlist of songs that I know will make me tear up. I think you are right, sometimes it is kind of cathartic to get it out sometimes.

I hate to admit this out loud (even on paper) but there are several times I have listened to songs for the sole reason of planning Joshua's funeral. One night after a rough jaunt in the hospital I stayed up all night not only listening to tributes, but planning bible verses and whether or not to release doves or balloons at the grave site.

This subject came up at my Parents of Childhood Cancer Support group and it is surprising how common this is. Even though Joshua's cancer has a high survival rate (75%) the what-ifs (1 out of 4 is still too high for me) cant help but creep their way in.

Some parents admit they are glad they thought about it beforehand (no matter how guilty they felt at the time) because when the time came, their mind was too clouded and they were thankful they had some sort of idea...

Crikes - I dont know how I went off on a tangent... anyway, yeah, I've done it before.
post #18 of 26
GUILTY!! Theres one with a song I love but its about all the cats that dont have homes and it makes me cry everytime! So then I always have to go back to the "HELP ME" one with the singing cats singing "WONT YOU PLEASE SPAY ME!!' Cracks me up everytime!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMzW3LIkNLA

keep in mind when you watch that one all the kitties got good homes!

I think everyone needs a good cry, I wont post the one that will make you cry though cuz then Id hafta cry too, and I dont feel like it right now!
post #19 of 26
Too late! I watched the other one...
post #20 of 26
I am guilty of listening to sad songs. When I am in a particular sad mood I will put on songs that I know make me cry and upset just to get it all out. Then after a while I will switch to happier music and then only a couple of songs later I am right back to my normal happy self. I just find something so theraputic in listening to sad music while I'm sad.
post #21 of 26
I dont watch the sad videos.
I get hooked on the other ones
One guy has videos on lock picking which means nothing to me but since he has an australian accent I watch every single one- yes, I know, Im pitiful!
Next time you get stuck on something sad search for Alex O'loughlin (he's in the tv show Moonlight) amazingly hot (happens to be australian too) and he will cheer ya right up
post #22 of 26
Ill have to look him up... I always check the videos of You tube when people put them on here, and somehow always end up at the sad ones with barrels of dead cats and someone singing in the background "if you want to, I could save you I could take you away from here" and then it flashes back to barrels of dead cats! Love the song and the begining of the video is beautiful, but the end is awfull!
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by Marianjela View Post
This subject came up at my Parents of Childhood Cancer Support group and it is surprising how common this is. Even though Joshua's cancer has a high survival rate (75%) the what-ifs (1 out of 4 is still too high for me) cant help but creep their way in.
Actually this is common with people not facing ominous circumstances too. I seen a survey once regarding how many people that hear a song and say, "I want that played at my funeral" and the results were surprisingly high, even if the person is a perfectly healthy 20 year old!

My mother came to me once and told me what song she wants. Admittedly, it was an awkward conversation I didnt want to have.
post #24 of 26
I try to stay away from depressing things. No need to add to my depression. I can't watch or even listen to that one Sarah M, song or commercial, even though it is meant to get a valid and much needed point across.
I love watching the fun things on youtube, and they have some great music videos that you might not find anywhere else. For those of you that are or know anyone learning to play an instrument, particularly guitar, SO says there are some very useful instructional videos, and some not so great, but you can weed those out.
post #25 of 26
I ususally watch funny things on youtube. I dont like to watch sad things... enough going on in my life anyway... dont need to add to it!!!!
post #26 of 26
I like watching the "ok go" videos and also the funny japanese videos
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