2017 dan. i feel like it’s just growing and growing.
dan has changed so much from 2009 till now, in a good way. we’ve seen him become more confident, more comfortable with himself and give less fucks about things that would’ve bothered young dan in several ways. i’ve only been watching dan and phil for about 4 months, but the change is not difficult to see when you watch dan’s older videos and his videos today. whether he’s in a romantic relationship with phil or not, the bond between them seem to have grown a lot stronger. young dan had more difficulty showing his feelings, showing that he cared for phil (even as a best friend), while today he’s not afraid to show that he actually cares for him and doesn’t give a fuck if he sounds like the phil trash that he is. he looks so much happier these days. even though he still puts on his ‘relatable emo’ self, i don’t think he’s as miserable as he try to make it seem at times. he’s happy and phil is a big contributor to that. phil brought him out of his loneliness, became the true friend he’d always wanted and encouraged him to keep making videos. if it wasn’t for phil, dan would’ve probably given up youtube, who knows. i don’t even want to imagine what his life would’ve looked like if phil wasn’t in it.
You should speak to somebody. You should. If you have a problem, do not suffer in silence. Speak to a friend, or a teacher, or a sister, or another adult. You might not like your parents or your teachers or your siblings, there will be someone you can talk to. You’d be surprised. Any kind of random relative. Even if you don’t think they can help in any way, it’s just good to talk because little Dan was just like *timid face* the whole time and *laughs* now I have so many issues. Honestly, they’ll be with me forever.
@danisnotonfire during his live show on the 7th of February 2017
Please listen to him. Too many people look back at their lives realising how much could have changed if they’d dared to open their mouth about what was bothering them. It’s scary as heck but please do not suffer in silence.
I’ve always loved how Dan’s voice gets a little softer for the final minute of his YouNow live shows and he says inspiring and/or encouraging words, so I made a compilation of all the endings of all his 2016 live show.
Sometimes, all you need is a few simple words to feel better and these moments helped me a lot.
Humans are animals that at the end of the day just want to eat, have sex and die and then here we are with our society just making it complicated. I mean we’re born with evolutionary instincts that are telling us to eat, mate and give up when our bodies slowly start to shut down and for some reason we live for 70 years. Who even knows? So don’t worry about the little things, ‘cause they’re all just constructs created by modern society.