52: The Scourge of Man

Technology is great... until it's not. It's been such a helpful and amazing tool, opening the world to communication that's never been seen before. The only downside is that, along with all of the good, it also does an impeccable job at making people feel worse about themselves. Let's talk about how it does that …

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51: Giving Yourself Purpose and Value

Finding a reason to keep pushing forward in life isn't always easy. Things are hard, people can be hard to deal with, and the weight of all of that on your shoulders can feel like too much. That's why this week, I talk about finding a reason to exist in everyday life, even when twists …

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50: 99 Perspectives and You Got ‘Em

This is the worst episode title of all time. Whatever. What's done is done. Don't hate me.When I was younger, I dismissed basically everyone with differing views from me. I didn't give people the time of day, and when one of the people that I did grow close to said or did something that I …

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49: You Can’t Help Everyone

Oh boy, one episode away from 50. That doesn't really mean much to me, but I guess it's something. In this almost impressive milestone of an episode, I talk through a few examples of me not being able to help people struggle through their issues because I was too busy with my own, and how …

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Norman Watches The Lion King

This was the first short I wrote for the subreddit, r/lifeofnorman. I hope you enjoy it even if there are some inaccuracies about the movie!Scott McMufasa Norman was feeling nostalgic since Disney has been remaking all of their old movies. He goes to his basement and grabs a dust-covered VCR, bringing it upstairs and plugging …

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48: Hot Chocolate, a Dog Blanket and Some Yarn

On this episode, I talk about how finding something to look forward to after a long day can be all you need to turn dread into something hopeful. Who knows, maybe if you can find some excitement in the day, you might even be happy for a little while.

Norman Eats a Banana

This is from the subreddit, r/lifeofnorman. This post is an original from me.Scott McBanana Norman was having a rough day at work and decided that it was time to take his allotted 30-minute, unpaid break. He grabbed his lunchbox from the refrigerator that he shared with his coworkers (that he was nervous to put his …

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47: The One You Feed feat. Eric Zimmer

This week, I had the pleasure of talking to Eric Zimmer, host of the podcast "The One You Feed." We talked about his experience with addiction, addiction in general and then the conversation evolved into a nice talk about life, why we do what we do and how we can help people. Eric is a …

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46: How to End Depression

Do you want the bad news or the good news first? Well, the bad news is that I really don't see an end to depression. The good news is that I don't think that's necessarily bad news. Discovering purpose and figuring out what makes you feel the way that you do could help you combat …

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Misophonia

Photo by Skitterphoto on Pexels.com Chatter surrounds me. A few coworkers and customers are enjoying their meals and “still feel.” by half•alive is playing throughout the store again for the third time today, and the thousandth of the month. My banana, which was starting to brown, peeled nicely without leaving any of the strings on …

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45: Sleeping with Wolves

Sleep is one of the few constants that can help you out when you're struggling with suicidal thoughts. It will give you energy to handle the world, make you less irritable, and even help you from getting sick. In this episode, I talk about how I've been struggling to get sleep and the ways that …

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44: The Anniversary of a Lifetime

After years of me putting up emotional barriers, subconsciously sabotaging our friendship and generally being terrible, I can officially say that my girlfriend Alex and I have just celebrated out two year anniversary! In this episode, I talk about how Alex and I have gotten to where we are, and how unsexy a story the …

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43: Whale Penises and Taking it Easy

The title says it all. What more do you want from me? Oh... you want a proper description. Fine. This week I talk about a feeling of existential dread and numbness that's been overtaking my life. It's not all depressing as there is whale penis talk, but it isn't the most upbeat episode. I just …

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42: How Can I Actually Help People?

In this episode, I ask existential questions about why I do what I do, how this podcast can help people and how I can reach more people outside of the podcast. People deal with too many mental health struggles alone and I want to help, but deciding if I'm the type of person to help …

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41: Humor

A lot of people use humor to cope with different situations, and because of that, some people have developed a range of darkness in their jokes. In this episode, I dive into why people might feel the way that they do when it comes to jokes, and reference prominent stand-up comedians and how they can …

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Suicide Watch

I wrote this a few weeks ago. It's a near and dear story for me for personal reasons and I think it appropriately conveys the confusing feelings that each party involved would feel.Scott McKinney Jonathan’s phone dinged once. He picked it up to see a text from someone that he hadn’t talked to since his …

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40: Current Events

Staying up to date on what's happening in the world is important, but so is your own mental health. This week, I talk about how sometimes being up to date can be put on the back burner for a little bit if you need to focus on yourself.Scott McCultured

39: Finding Joy in Everyday Tasks

Welcome to another episode of Acceptable Madness. Thanks for tuning in as I talk about random shit and how it makes me less suicidal. This week, I talk about how I've been finding happiness in everyday things. I know you could tell that from the title, but that's fine. I told you here too and …

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38: Making Mistakes

This week, I talk about my long history of mistakes, mostly with people, and how I have learned from them to work on future relationships. The short and sweet lesson is, learn from your mistakes, even if that's as cliché as cliché 's come.

37: Emotional Outlets

Sorry for this episode being a few days late. I just moved into a new place and didn't have internet until today. For this episode, I talk about how I discovered my emotional outlets, along with how important they have become in helping me truly discover who I am.