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.

36: Complacency

Life is a real jerk. It'll kick you, then spit on you, then kick you again, then steal yo girl and skip away while laughing like a toddler who just saw a cartoon cat get outsmarted by a mouse. It's easy to let life get you down so that you lose ambition and become complacent …

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35: Balancing Work and Play

Figuring out how to exist as a barely functioning adult in society is as hard as anything you'll ever deal with in your life. Trying to figure out how to do it effectively is even harder. And trying to figure out how to do it, and have a good work/play/family/friend/hobby/exercise balance is like defusing a …

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Copycat

This is one of the more degenerate things that I've written, but I'm pretty proud of the detail. It's not necessarily for the weakest of stomachs, so proceed as you wish, but you've been warned.Scott McMarsh Photo by Jeswin Thomas on Pexels.com “She gets home from the gym every night at 7:30, preheats the oven …

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34: Being Cynical

Throughout my life, I've been told that being too cynical, negative or jaded is "bad" or that I should be "more happy." All of that is bullsh*t. I've struggled with being a cynic for my entire life and I think it's finally time to accept that it's okay, and that I, like many of you, …

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33: Doing Things For Yourself

In this episode, I talk about how I feel with changing Acceptable Madness a little bit, the growth that I've had over the past year, and how important it is to make yourself happy before you try to conquer the world. Scott McAcceptedMadness Episode 33: Doing Things For Yourself

32: Creativity

This week, I crack my voice through an episode about creativity and how it makes me a happier person. Being creative helps me clear my mind when I'm thinking of some of the most terrible thoughts that a person could possibly have and doubles as a way to see achievement and improvement in your everyday …

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Truck Stop

The air wedge slid silently into the space between the truck door and the window weather stripping. Jonas pumped up the wedge just enough to fit a five-foot bendable rod through the narrow opening and into the cabin of the semi. With some finesse, the hook at the end of the rod grabbed the truck’s …

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30: Prescription Drugs feat. Danny

This week, I had my friend Danny on and we talked about his use with Lexapro and anti-depressants and how they have affected him. We also dive into some conversations about the world and how mental illness has helped to shape our views of life and death.

I Love Lamp

Art can come from the most unlikely of places, and from the most unlikely of people.Scott McLampshade Photo by Dmitry Zvolskiy on Pexels.com At the thrift store, Marie got an old lamp with a vintage gold finish. The lampshade was mostly purple and beige, with large roses of red and white scattered throughout. Green stems …

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The American Dream

Photo by Aaron Schwartz on Pexels.com A steady job, kids and happiness, that’s what everyone wants when the become an adult. As a kid, they watch their parents struggle through the daily grind, unaware of the difficulties that they faced, knowing that when they got older, they’d have the privilege of facing the same struggles …

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28: BetterHelp feat. Haesue Jo

This week, I talked with Haesue Jo, a Clinical Support Lead from BetterHelp, the popular online therapy platform. We talked about how she got into therapy, what her favorite thing about helping people is and how BetterHelp is transforming the therapy industry.Scott McOnlineTherapy episode-28-betterhelp-w-naesue-jo_mixdown

Tortured Paranoia

Most everything I write is for fun and entertainment for everyone that decides to read it, but sometimes I think it's important to shine light on important topics. I hope you enjoy, but also understand what's being communicated here.Scott McTwister Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Francis Long walked up the chipped concrete steps to 238 …

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27: Games

I've had a mixed relationship with games. Sometimes, I play them and love every second of it. Other times, I play them as an escape and it leaves me more unhappy then when I started. In this episode I talk about my relationship with them and how I've come to enjoy games much more.Scott McPlayer …

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26: The Suicide Disease feat. Trevor

This week, my friend Trevor stopped by to talk about the unpleasant experience that he's had with "The Suicide Disease." We talk about everything from suicide to dinosaur penis, so you're sure to enjoy something in it. Scott McTrevor

Rats on a Plane

I genuinely don't know what I would do if I was ever forced into the middle of the ocean and that's what spawned this piece. Winston Smith of 1984 seems weak until you can compare rats to your own fears. Scott McSamuelLJackson “I don’t want to hear it anymore,” Dick Yung said. “We need to …

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