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This is 5yrs old now, and I just found it, but I have to share! Too many people are depressed not to try to help, so I'm recommending you and Harvey!
I'm here after the latest episode of The Anthropocene Reviewed.
I keep coming back to this video when the depression becomes unbearable. I only wish that watching Harvey had done for me what it did for John. But then I think about how different people enjoy/ are affected by different content, and I remember that I also do not like watching English soccer, and I don't feel so confused by the fact that I do not find solace in the same things as a man almost 20 years older than me.
Hi John.This is Mahima , from India.I recently started warching your videos on TVclip.I just wanted to say thank you.I am a student and I cannot afford therapy and I do not have the courage to open up to anybody around me. Listening to you makes me feel less lonely and gives me a sense of hope.Thank you. :)
I've watched this video every few years ( I searched for it all morning bc I know it helped me before) and I still haven't watched Harvey.
Awh man. I’m from Chicago. And about a year ago my girlfriend of 8 years left me. This video hits so close to home. I’m choosing pleasant now. Although I’m not doing perfect yet, and a lot of days still are really hard, I’m finally starting to see every day as a beautiful day. Thanks, John.
How do you always find a way to tell me exactly what I need to hear when I need to hear it?? Btw i came here because of a comment you posted on a question Tuesday video. Thanks John
Rewatching it because of said comment.
So tat's about 40 days ago?
How i got to this video was: i typed in "vlogbrothers heartbreak" in the search bar lol. Funny how for me, vlogbrothers are sort of like a sacred holy book (like Bible, Qur'an, etc) everytime i need anything from it, i'll just type in vlogbrothers __________. Are you depressed? Type in "vlogbrothers depression" you'll find selfcare bunny, a not so dubious advice, and a beautiful enlightening script well read by the brothers. It works great when you're in other feelings/mood too! Thanks for doing this Hank and John, i'm forever grateful.
Every time I go through a really bad depressive spiral it seems like nothing helps but then I watch this video. Every time in the past four years this is the one video that always makes me feel better during those periods. Not because it solves or fixes anything but because it makes me feel understood. Thank you, John. No matter what anyone says about you, your books and your videos have helped me through some very difficult periods of my life where I’ve felt very alone and hopeless. Thank you so much. ❤️
I wish people talked about the specifics of mental illness, like only drinking sprite, more often because him saying that gave me a sense that's he really has been in a bad place other than saying "I've been in a bad place." This was a run on sentence mess
I recently made the “I recommend pleasant” quote my senior quote. It really has changed my life too. Thank you John and thank you Elwood
Yeah! Teams work. !yeah! ???
I'm so glad this exists
Does anyone know what year the Harvey movie he’s talking about was made. I found one made in 2001 but idk if that’s the same one. Not trying to be creepy or anything I just really look up to John and am kinda having a bad time rn and I would like to watch the same movie he did when he felt maybe what I am feeling.
I’ve watched this video and the Parable of the Broccoli Tree twice each so far today. I think I’ll have to watch them another few times.
Interesting that youtube decides to give me this 4 year old video as a recommendation. I wonder if the algorithm is looking out for me...
I'm so glad this randomly popped up in my feed. I needed this.
Love this. Isn't John Green just one of the swellest book guys around? He's so open, and communicative and brilliant. He's simply the best!! Congratulations on "An absolutely Remarkable Thing" and "Turtles All The Way Down".... You guys deserve all the success in the world! 😊📚👍❗️
It's funny you mentioned Harvey as one of the inspirational forces that led you to where you are today, bc over a decade ago when I was in a very dark place, my "life-changing movie" was Donnie Darko. Harvey is about a guy who hallucinates a giant rabbit & Donnie Darko, well... Let's just say there's some similarities lol. I'm going to follow your recommendation to watch Harvey & I'd like to suggest folks watch Donnie Darko - at least twice, however, bc it's one of those bizarre & slightly confusing movies that you need to see a few times to make sense of it.
Beautiful video. iM nOt cRyINg yOuRe cRyInG!
Thank you John for these videos. They give me some relief with the rough time I am having now in my life. Thank you.
I've been thinking about this lately - we SHOULD go metric for time. Base 10 is just awesome. Mentioning it to people has so far gotten some pretty interesting reactions, most commonly confusion as if considering if it's even possible. Of course it is! Just gotta think outside the clock. This is one experiment you CAN try at home.
Vlogbrothers is what I turn to when I'm having a hard time. Thank you. 💜
I love you john. I’m going through a similar thing and you touched me. I really needed to hear that because hope is hard to hold on to.
I appreciate this message for it's honesty and sincerity. Thank you John.
I also decided not to worry about which it's to use because who has the time anymore.
It’s 2018, this was published in 2013, and I continue to watch this and cry when I’m feeling hopeless, and yes, this makes me feel a little less hopeless
Please explain what I was supposed to get from Harvey. I just finished watching it and I don't get it, at all. XD How is this gonna treat depression?
I just watched Harvey as per John’s recommendation and I must say, it exceeded my expectations. It was a wonderful movie, one that will stay with me for sure.
I can't count the number of times I've gone back to this particular video when I needed a little perspective. Thanks for making this, John. It's been 5 years (well, almost), and every time I still feel like I learnt something new from it.
Just watched Harvey. Great film. Regarding the breakup, what happened to the cat?
Just watched it. Great film. What happened to the cat?
365,000,000 seconds =/= 12 years just because 1 year is 365 days and 12 days is 1 million seconds, leap years and other reasons means going back or forward 365,000,000 seconds would not result in your arriving exactly 12 years before or after your current day
I remember watching Harvey. I think I was too young. All I remember was being afraid of the rabbit.
I've been consuming a bottle of iced coffee each day. Which is also an effective weight loss strategy if you're lactose intolerant.
Harvey was the first play I was ever a part of. Watching this video, feeling a little lonely, that brief reminder of those good times has made me feel a lot better. Thank you, John. (And it really is a pretty good play.)
Is that the reason why you killed Alaska? to compensate for you girlfriend. Opps sorry but no sorry.
12 years ago I was eating mud
So good I could cry. Greetings from Germany!
It’s been a while since I watched old vlogbrothers videos but I’m glad I found this. I feel I can relate to everything you said. Even with the cat. Some days are hard and others are pleasant. All I know is I’m glad to be alive and I’m hopeful for the future.
I just watched this because it popped upon the autoplay after a current video. I needed this. Thank you.
It's funny how I've watched this before and it wasn't until I have now watched this video a second time that the words resonate with me. Reminds me of things said in TATWD and so pertinent to my life right now. Forever thankful for this community and for these videos.
Stumbled here in 2018, I'm 23 right now and john is speaking to my current situation here.It makes me want to go back to the start of vlogbrothers, and watch it as I age with John lol. Then I get four new videos a week ! /'new'/ anway
Harvey isn't a rabbit he's a pooka
I keep coming back to watch this.
Thank you John. Two years ago i was 24 and my long term girlfriend broke up with me. Many things you mentioned i definitely feel or felt. I guess i should watch Harvey though i am doing much better these days in part with your weekly videos.
I wonder if John thought about the way people might look back on this video in 5 or 10 or 50 years time with millions of seconds of perspective separating them from when they first saw it.
It's like Angel having sex with Darla in Season 2 of _Angel._
“...you must be smart, or you must be pleasant. I recommend pleasant.” Words to live by. ❤️
The conversation between you and Bill about you quitting is a lot like the conversation between Max Rockatansky and his boss in the first Mad Max movie. Not saying you're Max, but I've also never seen you both in the same place at the same time...
Thank you John
I come back to this video all the time, but last night me and my boyfriend split, so this really resonates with me right now. Thank you
I don't feel that I have much time anymore..
First blieive yourself! Love yourself! thinking change better Love for yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't know how I ended up here, all I can say is I was at the right place at the right time.
Thank you :)
What happened to the cat ?
It got split after the relationship.
John green is definitely the best way to learn English , soooo fast
No matter how low I feel, this video never fails to make me feel better.
Dear John Green: I have been writing you fan letters for years, and never sent any of them, because you're truly one of the most special and beautiful people on the planet, and I believe that your influence will spread wider and last longer than you ever intended it to, or dreamed that it would. Even further than you can imagine, I think. You're one of the bravest people I've had the privilege of being a fan of. Thank you for your courage to be seen. Also, are you a fan of "Of Montreal." I have ADHD., I promise that (in my head) it was relevant.
It's funny how you hear echoes of turtles all the way down in so me of these old videos
Tonight’s been tough; thanks for making it a little bit better
Dropping for the first time on a Vlogbrothers video to say that this video has comforted me so much throughout my struggles with anxiety and depression. I don't know if I've had my 'Harvey' experience yet; I haven't found anything that makes me more hopeful. But this story, and John's delivery of this story, and the hundreds of people who have commented saying that they *have* found their hopefulness...that's what makes me keep going. I know I'll get there. DFTBA
In which video does he act as if a minute is 100 seconds?
One of the 1st few videos in brotherhood 2.0. You can find the entire playlist on the vlogbrothers channel
Am I seriously the only one whose high hopes of this video were dashed after watching it?
This is my first and one of my favorite videos. I come back fairly often
First vlogbrothers video that is.
Currently chugging coffee like john's way of drinking one 2 liter sprite.I recently experienced a break up. It's hard. One moment you think youre okay and then few hours later youre clutching your chest hiding in your room. Crying and missing that person. I really hope that future me would turn out fine but present me is struggling to take a step every day to move on. :/
Hm. I am confused. I am not very active on the discord right now. Maybe i missed some importend news about the links. I know that on some days the site will go down for a few hours (because of updates). Maybe it is a bug releated to that. I dont know how to create an new link otherwise. Maybe try a few times or something? I am sorry that i can't really help you with that :-(
Eddie Saltgrate I did :) but the invite was expired :/
Hi Annepalaya. They have a homepage www.tuataria.com/join/ ! At "Join" part of the hp is at the bottom a short question (and i am sure you will know the answer to it ;-) ) and the you get the link. DFTBA!
Eddie Saltgrate hi may I ask the server link for the tuataria discord ? Thanks and DFTBA!
Hi. I was reading your comment because i just looked though my "liked videos" on youtube to find the first vlogbrothers video i every liked. It is this one. Anyway: I hope you will (like John) find the Care and the People and maybe the Movies that you need right now in your live. Maybe check out the nerdfighter discord Tuataria. I bet you will find someone there to talk at any time of the day. Dont forget to be awesome!
Thank you, John.
gosh i needed this. thanks john.
Of all of the years of Vlogbrothers, this video is the one I come back to over and over.
Here I am again.
Bless up John Green! Keeping it real as usual.
I've had a terrible night and this was in my suggestions. I remember watching this when it came out, but I am thankful for its reminder on this night. Thank you, past John.
This video will be four years old in a couple of months, and while a lot of dftba content hasn't aged well, I think this video has only grown more meaningful with age. John would later go on to publish his next novel Turtles All The Way Down, Crash Course would take off to become one one the most used educational resources on the internet, and most importantly, PIZZA JOHN. While this video does a good job of looking back, it did an uncanny(ly?) better job at looking forward, even today. I look forward to watching this again in 2021.
As someone who just turned 24 and who may or may not have just failed out of grad school (still waiting for the results), this video helps a lot.
So, I'm not saying that I hope you will have failed, just that the pros and cons of failing versus not failing are really close. Like, if you don't fail then great you have a (better) degree and that opens up some really nice job opportunities to you right now; but if you fail then you get to retake some classes, learn the material better (and some extraneous things along the way), open yourself up to yet more opportunities to evolve as a person in the comforting environment of school, and you get your degree a bit later. You really don't know which option is better, because it's possible that the two life-paths, theoretically, in terms of success could be quite the same (in fact that's almost a guarantee I think it's just that there's also the real possibility that the failing option presents you with some kind of opportunity that makes your life even better). One thing I learned recently is that nobody knows the future, not even the most successful of successful individuals. Nobody.
Can I just say btw how refreshing it is to hear of a man mentored by a woman? John Green and Ilene Cooper are literally the only such example life has ever given me, and it's so heartwarming that John always recognizes her help and influence.
There are plenty examples, just not in the public eye.
I think its two months
I luhh you and I need this.
I come back to this video so often
How can a rabbit be white if it's invisible?
That's how the character Elwood P Doud describes him (since the rabbit is imaginary).
Pretty sure I watched this when it was new and I've come back to it now, 3 1/2 years later. I didn't watch Harvey, but I now realize I did gain some much needed perspective. Thanks, John.
este video vino en el momento en el cual debo empezar mi vida adulta, así que lo que necesito es algo de perspectiva, así que gracias por eso dftba
Today, I felt completely hopeless. My mind went to this video thinking that John said it will be alright. I tried to console myself with your wise words but found myself still crying, uncontrollably. At the end of the day, it was kinda okay but when it happened it felt like everything came to an end. I guess it is a good thing that the first thing that came to my mind was your words, John. However, i should work on this uncontrollable crying. I am now swollen and cannot look people in the eyes because it is too obvious that I cried.
I keep coming back to this video, it's like a pick-me-up.
I'm really grateful that you had family support in that situation. And I'm glad things are feeling better now!
I played Nurse Kelly in Harvey recently, and I can relate to the level of epiphany delivered by this show. I love this video and always find myself coming back to it.
This a good problem to do fermi calculation. You just round each number to exponents of 10.so A million = 10^6A day has (approx seconds in a minute)(approx minutes in an hour)(approx hours in a day) seconds so100*100*10 = 10^5Dividing 10^5/10^6 you get a really close answer of 10 days! And you can do it easily in your head :)
While everyone's sitting here citing how influential this video has been for them which, let's be clear, is certainly the case for me, I can't help but comment on the sheer skill of the script in this video. I mean this has to be the best 3:29 of offhand talking, disregarding movies and spoken poetry and the like, on TVclip. Really, it gives pretty much every legendary and inspirational vlogbrothers video a run for its money. And I can't help but feel lucky that I am one of the probably less than million (at this time) people to have watched this work of art. Besides the great anecdotal advice this video provides, strangely it also is the strongest piece of evidence I've found supporting the idea that perfection is a real thing. It's so clean, so precise, just wow. Cue the applause. Three and a half years late.
I wonder if there's any other Nerdfighters who would love to read the 40 single-spaced pages that John handed in to Eileen?
Still coming back. Today, however, I just watched it because I like it, not because I feel like I need it, which is a great feeling.
I didn't see Hanks video, but I can't resist a challenge. I did mental math (am I aloud to do that? lol) before commenting and now I'm just typing out my work lol. I divided 1,000,000 by 10 is 100,000 and then by 2 which is 50,000 and then by 3 which is 16,666.66 minutes (I just did 50/3 and then multiplied back by 1,000. Makes it easier for my tiny Monkey brain lol).Then I divided that by 10 to get 1,666.66, by 2 to get 833.33 and then by 3 (again, 83/3=27.66*10) to get about 276.66 hours. I rounded that up to 277 hours and Divided by 24, which comes out to around 11 and a half days.
It's not sad if it made you excited and more importantly strengthened your connection to the content in the video, which in my opinion is very important. And you don't have a tiny monkey brain wrt to most other humans because the fact that you wanted to do this in your head in the first place is a mark of intelligence, I think. After all, what use is intellect if it isn't used?
I should add I wasted about 10 minutes of my time literally just sitting in front of my computer, thinking about this math problem for a question that was asked almost 4 years ago and was immediately answered if I didn't pause the video. Kinda sad really lol.
Nice, I'm a genius! Lol jk, just a nerd.
I need this right now. Replace "writing a book" with "making a game," and it's a dead wringer for where I'm at.
I cannot tell you how badly I needed to hear this today. I'm 29, my ex broke up with me in November after two and a half years of living together, and I'm stuck in a city I barely know hundreds of miles from my family. But I have a good job, and good friends, and my family, though physically distant, is loving and always there for me. I think it's time I watched Harvey. Thank you.
I don't know you, but I'm gonna go watch Harvey!
I, dont remeber watching harvey. dammit past me.
Ah, my all-time favorite video on TVclip. Thank you, John Green :)
I wonder if that white bunny is related to Frank from Donnie Darko.
This legit made me tear up. Thanks, John from 2013.
thank you, John xxx