You’re not giving yourself enough credit
And I’m not talking to Mark here, I’m talking to you, the community. After scrolling through the comments and tumblr posts after Mark’s last video, I see a lot of emotions, but the thing that stands out the most to me is people saying that Mark “saved” them. Mark, I love and respect you so much, but you did not save me. You gave me so much more than that. When I was at my lowest, couldn’t get myself out of bed, could’t eat, couldn’t smile, your videos gave me the one thing I really needed. Time. You gave me the time to get out of bed, the time to learn about myself, the time to be okay with myself. You gave me time so I could save myself, and I think that means so much more in the long run.
So all the people out there who are saying Mark saved them (or anyone for that matter) give yourself a little more credit. You’re the one who’s there for you, you’re the one who’ll get you out of any dark time you may be in. You’re going to be the one who saves yourself in the end, and I hope that doesn’t scare you, because you are strong and you have a whole community to support you.