What I learnt from YouTube.


What can you LEARN from YouTube? Isn’t that just a site for cute cat videos?

I beg to differ, my friends. YouTube has taught me so much; Made me a better person.

And I would like to share four of my favorite youtubers and what they’ve taught me in the years that I’ve been watching them.

Firstly, everyone who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with Dan Howell and Phil Lester. Honestly, I have no regrets. I accept, I AM obsessed. You know why? They make me immensely happy.

Phil Lester, aka amazingphil, has taught me what it is to be a kind human being. Some would say, he is human being goals (me. It’s me. I say that.) He is one of the nicest and non controversial youtuber I watch. Whenever I am stressing out over something, I just watch one of Phil’s videos and his quirkiness and his vibes cheer me up. He has achieved so much over these past few years, and a part of me would like to say, that I’m proud; And it also motivates me to work for my goals. Phil is like a ray of sunshine, on a dark cloudy day.

Now, if Phil Lester was a ray of sunshine on a dark cloudy day, Dan Howell, aka danisnotonfire, would be that dark cloudy day. Dan is the ‘relatable’ one. He talks about his insecurities and his failure as a human being, in humorous ways, and suddenly you feel okay about YOUR insecurities whether it is about being an introvert or being socially awkward; Because Dan is, and look where he is now! If he could pull that off, I can do it too.

My next favorite youtuber would be Lilly Singh, aka Superwoman. I’d like to stress that if I work at all, instead of procrastinating, it’s because I’ve watched one of Superwoman’s videos. From her videos it becomes clear that she works very hard for everything that she has ever achieved. She is the biggest motivator in my life, right now. She is funny, smart, kind, loving and everyday she’s hustlin’. She’s reached where she is, by sheer hard work and that is some inspirational stuff right there. I can safely say that my life has changed, for good, at least a bit, because of Lilly Singh. She is some woman goals, right there.

And lastly, I absolutely LOVE John Douglass, aka Jacksfilms. In my opinion, he is one of the underrated youtubers out there. His sarcasm and sass levels are what I aim to achieve. I don’t usually enjoy insult humor, but if I had to, I would choose Jack’s (He hates going by ‘John’). Also, his relationship is relationship goals. Just sayin’.

These four youtubers, who have no idea I exist change my life everyday. Maybe in small amounts, but they do. They inspire and motivate millions of people to achieve their dreams and I’m one of them.

It’s hard being a full time youtuber, because even now, not everyone takes them seriously because it isn’t a conventional job. But all these people started their channels to spread joy, positivity and humor to the people out there and they continue to do so. And in doing so, they change the world, a little by little.

(Or this is just some fancy way of justifying myself watching YouTube videos during the major part of a day. )