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, …
This week, I talked about what's been expected of me and how I've overcome some of the expectations that I didn't agree with, and how you can too. Scott McIDoWhatIWant
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.
This week I dive into how I stay optimistic and keep pushing forward even though life can be very unpleasant.Scott McGlassHalf 29: Optimism
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 …
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
The best way to raise awareness about mental illness is by talking about it, but that doesn't mean anyone needs to be treated differently. It's more about education than it is a change in action and opinion. Scott McCognizance
Going to the gym can be a huge hassle, but working out doesn't need to be. In this episode, I talk about why I go to the gym and how I maintain motivation. Scott McBodybuilder
Compliments are weird. They make the giver feel vulnerable and they can potentially make the receiver feel the same way, but that doesn't mean they're all bad. This week I talk about the importance of compliments and why it doesn't hurt to give more.
I know that this is one of those topics where most people will think "why does this matter," or "is Scott losing his mind? I learned this in the first grade." Just hear me out and see why I think that saying please and thank you is more important when you're an adult than it …
This week I talk about how I work to get out there and actually talk to people, even when I really, really don't want to. Scott McCucumber
Oh social media, when will I ever understand you? This week I talk about why I don't post super often, and what kind of brand I want Acceptable Madness, and myself, to become. - Scott McFacebook
Welcome back to another episode of Acceptable Madness! This time, I talk about something that I had a hard time moving passed, and that's being a pompous asshole. I'm sure a lot of people still think I am very arrogant, but changing opinions is a long process and one that I'll gladly take on. Scott …
This week, I talk about what it means to be Scott McKinney, a writer, podcaster, boyfriend, son and brother, how I got there, and why it was hard but ultimately worth the struggle.
I wrote this with a singular person in mind, but I'm sure it applies to many. Scott McFuckoff I have no problem if you don’t enjoy my writing. If you find it shallow and undeveloped, that’s your opinion and I’m sure that others feel the same way. No matter what type of constructive criticism you …
Welcome back to Acceptable Madness! In this episode, I talk about those people out there that, no matter what you say, won't believe you when you say you're stuggling. Just remember that there are always people out there that care about you, and that I'm one of those people.
Hello everyone! Sorry for not posting as much on here recently. I've really been trying to focus on writing a new book and that's taking a lot of my time and haven't been writing as many shorts. Here's a quick update about what's going on with me! As I said, I'm working on a new …
Welcome to Episode 15 of Acceptable Madness! This week I talk about the struggle for being perfect, and how maybe being perfect isn't all that worth it.
This week, I recorded while having a bit of a breakdown, and explaining what was going through my brain and how I was trying to make sense of it. Scott McMadman
This week, I talk about how depression doesn't make any sense, and explain how I try to understand it when it's at it's worst. Scott McConfused