Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. -Mark Twain
Question #89620 posted on 05/14/2017 10:56 p.m.
Q:

Dearest 100 Hour Board,

I just got some terrible news, and am now kind of freaking out (trying to stave off an anxiety attack, torrent of tears, etc). I know it probably won't affect me much in the long run (what does, when it comes down to it?), but it still feels pretty awful right now. Cheer me up? Anything from random YouTube videos, to life advice, to personal stories (funny or serious) will do.

Thanks,

-'N.P.S.P.R.E.W.

A:

Dear Hermione,

When life gets me down, I really enjoy looking through Demotivational Posters.

Motivational posters can be nice at times, but I often take umbrage with things being prescribed to me, as feelings often are in many motivational posters. Demotivational ones are good because I can either feel solidarity in sorrow, or some sense of pride for not feeling that bad. It's maybe not the best way to get better, but it can be pretty efficient in feeling better. 

To illustrate that sentiment, I made this with a picture from freshman year:

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Cool? Cool. Here are some official ones I particularly enjoy: 

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You can find all these and more at Despair, Inc.

Take care,

-Auto Surf

A:

Dear Friend,

I haven't done this in a while, but honestly, watching the Nyan Cat for even just a few moments is usually able to cheer me up at least a little no matter how bad I'm feeling. However, just in case you need more than "just a few moments" to cheer you up, I linked you to a 10 hour loop of the Nyan Cat video. If that's not enough to make you feel better (or at least change your mood to something else) I don't know what is.

In all sincerity, I hope at least one of these suggestions given in answer to your question helps you feel better (even if it's not mine).

Love,

~Dr. Occam

A:

Dear friend,

The thing that cheers me up best 100% of the time is writing thank-you letters/notes to people that I care about, and just people in general. I find that appreciating the things that other people have done for me is the greatest way to stop worrying about my own problems.

You got this! Everything will work out.

Keep it real,
Sherpa Dave