21 SUCCESS TIPS from WILL YOU LAUGH – Achieve Your Goals

21 SUCCESS TIPS from WILL YOU LAUGH – Achieve Your Goals

road-to-success-logo.good-clear-high-res-indd2 1200The Definitive Guide on Achieving Your Goals BY WILL YOU LAUGH
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I have read over a hundred business books and watched over tens of thousands of videos from the most successful people in the world (interviews, speeches, compilations, etc.). I have listened to hundreds of podcasts episodes interviewing top performing millionaires. You tend to pick up on some common themes after going through so many. I decided to create a minimalist outline of only the core, most important things I have found that can increase your chances of achieving success and wealth. It ended up being longer than I thought. I went into a little detail to give you a couple real life examples to show you I actually know what I am talking about.


21 Powerful Habits of the Super Successful

Meditate (get up to at least 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes at night)
This can help with your:
How calm you are
Ability to separate from distractions around you and operate out of stillness (LL Cool J to Biggie Smalls to Jay Z had this)
Some argue a similar effect can be had with prayer or something that really gets you in your zone like quiet time jogging. I think there are certain aspects of meditation that cannot be replicated with other things and if they are, they are essentially doing a version of meditation. Meditation acts a tool to help your mind. It is as necessary to your mind as an oil change is to a car.
Have enthusiasm
Even for the lowliest of positions or occupations you have to take (unpaid intern or janitor)
““If it falls to your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music … Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well.” -MLK
Form good habits
The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken
The younger you form them the better. The older you get, the harder it is to form and break habits.
Have a Positive mental attitude
Thinking negatively or dwelling on negative things is bad for your happiness and success
Golden rule. Do unto others as you would them do until you.
Be NICE to people. Be friendly. Be positive. Having a pleasing personality is huge.
Give value to others freely and without expecting anything in return (short term or long term)
Give your music, give your craft, give your services, give your time, give your energy, etc. In time, the more competent you get at something, it will come back to you in one way or other, whether it is growing buzz about you or through connections.
As a caveat, if you are a spineless nice guy-type, this may not work for relationships or dating. Read No More Mr. Nice Guy if you are. You may be the type who cannot feel comfortable unless you do and give so much for others to please others. That’s a different issue and should be avoided
Surround yourself with people better than you at what you want to accomplish
If you want to be smarter, surround yourself with smarter people. If you want to be richer, surround yourself with rich people. The opposite holds true. People worse than you will drag you down to their average with time as you hang around them.
“You are the average of the 5 people you hang around most”
As a caveat, I have realized that people have different strengths and weaknesses (pros and cons). No one is perfect. What do you do if you have a friend who is great at making money but is a negative downer or has no social skills or social life? Ideally, you would want to find someone who is at least average in the other areas or is not bringing you down in other areas. If not, you want to hang around them only for events and situations where mainly their strengths shine. For instance, hang around people who are very good at being social for social events.
Set goals. Write them down multiple times a day to remind yourself
Napoleon Hill says your purpose should be as definitive as possible. Sometimes, I feel you can’t have everything figured out and your purpose or career in life may not be crystal clear. However, you can still make your goal clear. For instance, my goal can be to test things out and find out what industry and career path if I don’t know what that is yet.
Find and do work you enjoy and are passionate about
Ideally, you want to get to the point you are excited and jump out of bed to go do the work. There will be tough days for any job though.
You want to consider how competent you are at this work or skill. If your potential for competence will never be there than this may not be what your calling is.
I suggest listing out things you like and dislike about careers you test out to move towards things.
Look for the alignment between something you enjoy, something you have the potential to be very competent at, and something that can pay you (to accomplish this last point and really squeeze the juice out of this, you may have to be very creative and/or very entrepreneurial)
It makes it a lot easier to not give up because you enjoy it so much. You will keep going when others quit when times get tough.
Do not fear failure or rejection. Don’t be so paralyzed you don’t act. Don’t fall into inaction by comfort.
Many types of failure have very small bad consequences. We blow it out of proportion. Failure is often times useful and necessary to get to where you want to go. They are learning experiences to guide you. Many successful people have failed many times whether it was in business ventures, ideas, products, or computer programs.
“If you’re not failing, you’re not trying.”
One of the greatest problems is comfort of the mediocre. It is not so bad that it prompts you to take action and so you sit there doing nothing.
Take action in life.
Some people know what to do but don’t take action. Some people accomplish nothing by never taking action on what they’re told. They believe they have but they’re not.
If you’re not a big reader. Babystep it. Start with 1 page a day. Take your time. Like lifting weights, it is about consistency. I also suggest audiobooks.
Check out my reading list. I suggest reading books by people you want to be like. There are hundreds of books by billionaires and tens of thousands by millionaires on how they got to where they got to in life. Read biographies.
Self-control. Having restraint. Not indulging in excess.
Do more than you are paid for. Do more than you are assigned to do. ALWAYS OVERDELIVER. This is huge.
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates say this is the number one thing. Focus on your craft and perfecting your skill is key. Warren and Bill focused intensely on computer programming and investing/accounting for years, which is what they say got them to where they are.
You don’t have to do it all alone. Work with a team. Partner with people. BUT ABSOLUTELY make sure that these people are honest, ethical, trustworthy, and people you get along with.
Ideally, you want to have some past history with them. This is absolutely key. You will get screwed over if they don’t have these qualities. There are many stories I know of partnership failures and so forth.
Spend less than you make.
Simple but more important. The more you save the better.
Take care of your body. You only get one.
Nutrition – eat healthy foods. This is fuel for your body. There’s plenty of advice online
Sleep – get as much as you need. I don’t use an alarm clock anymore.
Stress – eliminate as much as you can. This is partially mindset too. I am striving for a personality that cannot be stressed out or knocked. This is how some of the longest living people are like.
Exercise – I try to do at least 30 minutes of aerobic/cardio workout every day. This is key and this is what everyone needs to get to at the very least.
Go to bed at least a little better every day than you woke up.
I do this in a couple key areas: Wiser (more knowledge), healthier (exercise/nutrition/etc.), and Richer (more money)
Billionaire Charlie Munger has said you do this for being wiser. Kevin O’Leary has said you do this for more money. These things are KEY. What you will find is that if you have the fortune of living to an old age, these things grow. Every small piece of knowledge grows to something huge overtime.
Hard work.
Work and practice on your craft every day for hours. WORK ETHIC IS HUGE. If you can outwork your competition you are ahead. If you’re working while they’re sleeping or partying, you will get ahead in the long run even if you’re equally talented.
Help Others Succeed
The more you help other people be successful, the more successful you will be
Never Give Up
A lot of people give up when times get tough. As Steve Jobs said in the one interview he had with Bill Gates, if you love doing something so much, you will keep going even though everyone else has quit because it is logically insane to keep going. And that’s when the breakthroughs happen.


Bonus Concepts To Increase Your Chances of Success Even More:

Be present with people, your environment, and your work
Give people your full attention. Don’t be thinking about the future, other things, or the past while you are with people. Be fully ENGAGED. Meditation helps with this.
Be friendly, nice, and over-deliver. Establish good relationships with people.
This will bring customer loyalty, which will bring people back, referrals, and more.
Have a sense of humor, don’t take yourself too seriously and find some way to laugh everyday
This can be done in multiple ways: surround yourself with one or more people who make you laugh a lot OR watch a lot of stand-up comedy.
This has proven to help with your health, your healing of illnesses, your longevity and your happiness. There’s science behind this.
Some people take failures or bad events way too seriously and it affects them too negatively.
Wake up early and get things done before people even wake up and start their day.
A lot of successful entrepreneurs have this routine. Most wake up quite early. (Not all of them depending on the industry. Some have to work at night)
Start the day with working on your #1 priority
Use the 4 quadrants technique: Organize things into these 4 categories and do it with this priority queue: urgent and important, important but not urgent, not important but urgent, and not urgent and not important. The last two can be skipped.
Realize that the mind is a very changeable thing and you can change it for the better over time. Realize that the traits you admire in someone you can acquire for yourself. The things you respect in someone whether it is their hard work or trustworthiness or friendliness can be acquired for yourself.
Don’t complain
Learning about other people’s lives can help a lot with this. There are plenty of books out there of real life stories of people who have been born in the country you are with less opportunity who have gone on to do bigger things. A good one is The Glass Castle.
Turn your weaknesses or differences into strengths
I’ve seen this quite a few times from Arnold Schwarzenegger getting rejected for acting because of his accent and enormous physique to hip hop artists being rejected because hip hop was a new thing that was thought to be a fad and wouldn’t last long.
Find mentors or people to model success after. Pick people who have already gotten there. Make sure you pick well. Honesty and ethics are a must in my opinion. This is VERY Important. I cannot tell you how many successful people, including billionaires, stress the importance of a mentor.
Eliminate limiting beliefs.
We all have a number of assumptions or beliefs that are oftentimes not true in reality or in certain situations. Find them, eliminate them, and you stop them from holding you back. One way of finding things is by starting from the bottom and figuring out what you know absolutely is true and what you think may be true but might not.
Extra BONUS Entrepreneur Material:

Helpful Life Advice:

Realize that you control how you react to situations. You may not be able to control the stimuli or the environment but you can control your reaction to things.
Top Advice specific for Business:

Make sure the product or service is really good. Always keep trying to make it better. You can do marketing but if your product sucks or is not good enough, customers will not stick.
Billionaires Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, John Paul De Joria, and Jeff Bezos have said something similar.
As a caveat, don’t be so honed in on perfection that you are paralyzed and never release anything. Sometimes, your first thing is crap but you release it to get things going.
The customer is priority. Customers are #1. Do as much to give to your customer what they want as you can. Develop the best product or service the customer could want as possible
Customer service is very important.
Customers can sense if you really want to help them or are just after their money
Employees are #2, and technically are also, #1. This is because how you treat your employees will reflect directly on how they treat their customers. I cannot stress how many times this has been mentioned by successful entrepreneurs. Notable people who have mentioned this include the billionaire Sam Walton and Lee Cockerell of Creating Magic.
Find the right Business Partner. Take your time to really get to know this person. Ideally, spend years. This must be someone you can trust, fully understand, and is honest.
You want your partner to ideally cover your shortcomings. If you are into business, he must be into something else like sales.
I cannot stress how important this is. There are SO many entrepreneurs who have said this and embody this. There are so many successful businesses, some of them very recent, who emphasize this. This is because a business partnership is the core element of the business and if the partner leaves, betrays you, or takes the money and leaves, that could mean the end of the business. It is often not as easy as replacing the partner. This happens quite often.
It is not a requirement that you know your partner for years and be best friends, but it is better so that you can really get a good sense of who they are. Also, this does NOT mean you partner with someone just because they are your best friend. Business is tough and has ended many friendships.
There are dozens of examples of successful people who embody this. The following are pairs of billionaires who knew eachother for years: Paul Allen and Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Woz, Rich Devos and his best friend grew up together and fought in WW2.
I have a feeling I will be adding to this outline over the years. more 

Why Changing from Daylight Savings  is Unhealthy- How To Beat The Time Change

Why Changing from Daylight Savings is Unhealthy- How To Beat The Time Change

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How To Get Around The Time Change – Be Healthier

and Have an Extra Hour, Too (well, sort of)


Are you like us and prefer Daylight Savings Time – and would prefer to keep it all year ’round?

Well, it’s not that difficult to do that.  You don’t have to depend on everyone else and be  a sheep and do what they do. Of course, if you have a 9-5 job, it might be a little challenge but you can still get around it.

Daylight Savings Time, Time change, Standard time, anti time clock, anti time change


1) Don’t change your clocks. Don’t do a thing

Of course, it doesn’t hurt to let your cell phone adjust automatically to everyone else’s ways… just in fact you occasionally go crazy and forget if you’re supposed to be an hour ahead or an hour behind.


2) Maintain your life as you did before November 1, waking up when the sun is just coming up, or whatever…

You now have an extra hour to do whatever you want.  You can get some of the stuff done you normally do late at night when you’re more awake, Or, go outside and enjoy the rising sun, albeit maybe a little chilly. Great time to exersize, feed the birds, etc.


If you have a  regular job, you just go to work an hour later. Yes, it may be dark when you come home but no big deal.  Too late to go out and enjoy the sun anyway – or, you can get a flashlight, perhaps a heater,  and still do some outdoor activities.  Maybe even catch the sunset depending where you live.




Why Lab Rats Don’t Observe Daylight Saving Time

and Humans Are Affected Negatively by Time Change

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Someone (Benjamin Franklin?) once said, ‘Early to Bed, Early to Rise Makes a Man/Person Healthy, Wealth and Wise.’  Whether or not this is really true, it definitely seems to be healthy and nice to enjoy the morning light, which you won’t get in the evening, anyway. True or not, ‘early to rise’ seems to work for the birds, rats and other animals. They certainly don’t change their time habits twice a year.  Thank natural!



turn back clocks

So, give it a try – and see if it doesn’t work for you. If nothing else it savings you going around the house changing clocks twice a year. But, really, it’s the normal, healthy way – the natural way. We weren’t intended to change our sleep cycles twice a year. Let us know how it goes for you…
and pros or even cons…Succeed@RoadToSuccess.us





How To Get Around The Time Change – Be Healthier

and Have an Extra Hour, Too (well, sort of)


14 Motivational Movies Everyone Should Watch

14 Motivational Movies Everyone Should Watch

  • 14 Motivational Movies Everyone Should Watch

Watching movies is a classic American pastime, and it’s certainly one I enjoy. Seeing a movie is a chance to experience the “what ifs” of life. In the case of biographical films, it is an opportunity to vicariously relive events as they might have happened — a front-row seat in history. A good movie stirs our emotions, transports us to another time and place, and widens our perspective.

Of course, movies require an investment of our precious moments, so I always appreciate when one comes recommended by someone whose opinion I respect. My favorite movies are those that fill me with hope and enrich my life in some way.

This is what each of the movies I recommend below have done for me. Truthfully, there are so many inspirational movies that it was hard to pick just this handful! From persevering through hardships to fighting for the underdogs to finding strength even in the most dire situations, these inspirational movies carry powerful messages.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird

In this 1962 movie based on the book of the same title, we find ourselves in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama (set in 1932), where a young black man is on trial for rape. Although falsely accused, a guilty verdict is practically assured from the all-white jury. Through the eyes of a small girl named Scout and her principled father, who defends the accused, the weighty issues of prejudice and injustice are laid out before us in thought-provoking detail. “You never know someone until you step inside their skin and walk around a little,” Scout’s dad tells her. These are words to live by.

2. It’s a Wonderful Life

This 1946 classic makes my heart smile every single time I watch it! On the verge of losing his business to the richest man in town, family man George Bailey thinks about ending it all, figuring everyone he loves would be better off without him. As we discover in this fantastical heartwarming look at what-ifs, George couldn’t have been more wrong! In the movie, Bailey says, “All you can take with you is that which you’ve given away.” These words have great meaning to me in my life’s work and service to others.

3. The Razor’s Edge

From Paris to Germany and from Spain to India, post-World War I American Larry Darrel goes on an engaging search for answers to his questions about humanity, God, and the meaning of life, leaving behind all of the social norms of the time. This is a search many of us can relate to. In the movie, Larry says, “If I ever acquire wisdom, I suppose I’ll be wise enough to know what to do with it.” There’s wisdom in these words! There was a remake of this film, but my preference is the 1946 version.

4. Gandhi

When I talk about inspirational reading, I always make it a point to recommend books by or about the masters, saints, and mystics themselves. This 1982 movie fits right in with such recommendations, because here we can really visualize and feel what it must have been like for Gandhi during the 50 years of his life leading up to his assassination. We watch him transform from a straight-laced attorney whose eyes are suddenly opened to prejudice and injustice who will eventually become known to the world as a motivator of peaceful action.

5. Groundhog Day

This 1993 comedy is such a feel-good, whimsical look at what would happen if we were forced to relive one day over and over again. What would we do differently? What would we learn from the experience? Phil Connors — a weatherman who is self-centered and arrogant — finds himself in this very situation in the midst of a snowstorm. Watching his growth throughout the movie is a beautiful lesson in our own process of self-reflection and creating the experiences we want in life.

6. Schindler’s List

“Whoever saves one life saves the world entire.” This Talmud quote, which makes an appearance in this 1993 biographical film, beautifully illustrates the profound meaning behind the actions of German businessman Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,000 of his Jewish employees during the Holocaust. This drama speaks to how deep compassion can be stirred in any man’s soul when he allows himself to see and act against the cruelty and injustice in the world.

7. Forrest Gump

The life of fictional character Forrest Gump takes us on a topsy-turvy trip through the ups and downs of the 60s, 70s, and early 80s. While Forrest comes across as a very simple character, he proves to be a multidimensional man with life lessons galore to share with us throughout this masterful 1994 film. In the movie, he says, “My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’” To me, that’s about letting go of expectations and embracing whatever comes our way. That’s certainly what Forrest does — and brilliantly so!

8. The Blind Side

Admittedly, I am a football fan, so a feel-good movie with this all-American sport as its backdrop satisfies me on many levels! Partially based on a true story, a semi-homeless teenager, Michael Oher, finds a loving, supportive home with an upper-class family. Living in this new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges. And as the family helps Michael fulfill his potential, both on and off the football field, his presence in their lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries. This 2009 movie crosses racial barriers and brings you straight to the heart. It beautifully captures the essence of unity, togetherness, and family.

9. The Pursuit of Happyness

Inspired by a true story, this 2006 film speaks to us of overcoming hardships, the rewards of determination, the unbreakable bond between father and son, and doing whatever is necessary to provide for one’s self and children. The story of Chris Gardner and his small son teaches us through dramatic illustration that material things are not what are important in life. We can share great happiness when we are really there for each other, despite the fact that we may have little in the way of worldly goods.

10. A Beautiful Mind

Winner of numerous awards in 2002, this excellent portrayal of the true life of John Nash, a genius mathematician, gives us an up-close look at the inner and outer struggle one faces when confronted by a mind-alerting disease such as schizophrenia. The clinical aspects are secondary to the courage, love, and determination displayed by each of the characters, and especially Nash, who eventually becomes an honored member of the Princeton community. Nash’s perseverance teaches us that there are beautiful rewards in life when we don’t give up.

11. The Land Before Time

Yes, this 1988 animated film has made my list! Animation brings “life” to the otherwise impossible. How else would we be able to follow Littlefoot, an orphaned dinosaur, and his four young companions as they figure out life in their struggle for survival? This is truly a life-changing, heart-beating, feel-good movie. It examines issues of grief, prejudice, guidance from above, overcoming hardships, and the importance of sticking together — especially when times (and the terrain!) are rough.

12. To Sir With Love

I first saw this 1967 movie as a young girl, and it had such a profound effect on me. Since I was always by the book in school, the teenage students’ defiance of authority portrayed in this movie really shocked me! But what made me feel good about it was how they and their reluctant teacher eventually developed a beautiful and meaningful relationship — one of mutual respect and admiration.

13. The Green Mile

This thought-provoking 1999 film is set in the 1930s and follows the story of a death row corrections officer and an encounter with a seemingly innocent man sentenced to death for the murder of two children. Through a series of miraculous events that are sure to touch your soul — they did mine — this movie reveals that there is often much more than meets the eye. We just need to be able to recognize the miracles beneath the surface.

14. Dead Poets Society

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world,” says John Keating in this 1989 film about an English teacher who has a profound impact on a group of students through the study of poetry. And I agree! This movie drives home the importance of self-reliance, thinking for oneself, standing up for one’s beliefs, and of course seizing the day — lessons for life no matter who you are.

Years past, going to a movie theater was the only way we could experience these cinematic masterpieces. These days, we can watch movies from our very own couch. How grateful I am for our modern conveniences! So get comfortable, relax, and hit play to be transported to a thought-provoking world that will leave you with a good feeling and warm your heart.

Please share with me some of your favorite inspirational movies for my “to-watch” list. What films touch you deeply?

14 Motivational Movies Everyone Should Watch

Assessing Celebrities by their likely  answers to ‘Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?’

Assessing Celebrities by their likely answers to ‘Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?’

Chicken Crossing the Road --- Image by © Corbis

Chicken Crossing the Road — Image by © Corbis

Just Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?
DONALD TRUMP:     All Mexican chickens who wish to cross this road must submit to a complete background check, and full body search.
BARACK OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear, if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs. Period.
JOHN McCain:     My friends, the chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.
HILLARY CLINTON:     What difference at this point does it make why the chicken crossed the road?
DICK CHENEY:     Where’s my gun?
COLIN POWELL:     Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road.
BILL CLINTON:     I did not cross the road with that chicken.
AL GORE:     I invented the chicken.
JOHN KERRY:     Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it. It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken’s intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.
AL SHARPTON:     Why are all the chickens white?
DR. PHIL:   The problem we have here is that this chicken won’t realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he is acting by not taking on his current problems before adding any new problems.
OPRAH:     Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross the road so badly. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a p art of life, I’m going to give this chicken a NEW CAR so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.
ANDERSON COOPER:     We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.
NANCY GRACE:   That chicken crossed the road because he’s guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.
MARTHA STEWART:     No one called me to warn me which way the chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer’s Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.
DR. SEUSS:     Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I’ve not been told.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY:     To die in the rain, alone.
JERRY FALWELL:     Because the chicken was gay! Can’t you people see the plain truth? That’s why they call it the ‘other side.’ Yes, my friends, that chicken was gay. If you eat that chicken, you will become gay too. I say we boycott all chickens until we sort out this abomination that the Liberal media whitewashes with seemingly harmless phrases.like ‘the other side’ It’s as plain and as simple as that.
GRANDPA:     In my day we didn’t ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough for us
BARBARA WALTERS:     Isn’t that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the he art warming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road.
ARISTOTLE:     It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.
Robin Williams One Year After Passing Still Helping The Depressed

Robin Williams One Year After Passing Still Helping The Depressed

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I think this says a lot about RW & some people   and more insight into a senstive soul, an earth angel while here, perhaps too good for the rest of us


Robin Williams One Year After Passing Still Helping The Depressed

  Already It’s One Year Since We Lost Robin Williams. Yet, in death he has helped increase awareness of depression with about 2300 calls a day – about double from before Williams passed-  to the main suicide helpline Other celebrities deal with depression >    His suicide in 2014 shocked millions, but the Academy Award-winning actor/comedian had a history with depression, substance and alcohol abuse. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and may have had a form of dementia. In 2006, he described his highs and lows to NPR’s Terry Gross.   “Do I perform sometimes in a manic style? Yes. Am I manic all the time? No. Do I get sad? Oh yeah. Does it hit me hard? Oh yeah.  

Robin Williams One Year After Passing Still Helping The Depressed

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