“I’ve been on a mission of personal discovery this year.” In his latest video, Daniel Howell combines comedy and sincerity to chat about his journey to discover his truth.
In Trying To Live My Truth, Daniel opens up about coping with a “quarter life crisis”, something that we at TenEighty HQ find very relatable. Having discussed the topic in a few of his previous videos, he mentions that it “isn’t just something that happens overnight” and it can’t just be fixed quickly.
Explaining his recent absence from the world of YouTube, he says that “I’ve been on a mission of personal discovery this year,” going on to say that his main focus was finding “true happiness in my life.” What does this entail? He wants to create a “sustainable feeling of contentment right now so I feel happy in the present.”
It’s not all serious, though. He’s under no illusion about how his mission might sound and he’s the first one to mock the notion of “finding your truth”, admitting that it sounds like “Grade A wishy-washy, yoga, avocado, motivational poster, Oprah, philosophical bullshit.” Our favourite kind of mission!
We all know that finding happiness is much easier said than done. As children we grow up being told we can do anything we set our minds to, only for society to force us to conform to its norms. This is something Daniel touches on and with it, he inspires us to break those boundaries set by society if it means being at peace with yourself.
“What do you have to lose?” he asks. “Be yourself and, if people don’t like that, find other people.” We completely agree!
Moving back to his journey, Daniel ends the video by sharing what makes him happy at the present moment in time (“laughter, food and sex” in case you wanted to know!).
In true Daniel fashion, there are comedy sketches throughout to help lighten the topic and bring the message home. He also uses his sarcastic sense of humour and the unique video style we all love to emphasise the importance of being yourself and finding happiness. We honestly could not think of a better way to deliver such a strong message.