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This article is my own opinion on what has happened earlier. I have a friend in High School commit suicide 2 weeks after graduation. If you feel depressed and Suicidal then please seek help at the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or your local help line. Here is my response.
Logan Paul is a 22 year old YouTuber that have been You Tubing since he was 10 years old. He has millions of followers that watch the stuff he does on his channel. He got a real dose of reality this week when he uploaded his third episode from Japan on December 31st, 2017.
The video he released was about the Aokigahara forest or known as the suicide forest at the bottom of Mount Fuji in Japan. He released the video when his party discovered a person that committed suicide hours before in the forest. He treated the situation unprofessional as possible. His party act like they are shocked which is a normal reaction and he was asking his guide if it was real. Then they showed the body hanging from the tree. Later in the video his party started laughing and making jokes around the idea of death.
In his recent apology, he stated he was trying to bring awareness to suicide and he didn’t mean for this viral storm to happen nor to disrespect the victims family. This is not what I see from it. His apology is a way for him to try saving face and keep his channel since he makes a lot of money from it.
He knew actually what he was doing when he upload this video. I included “This is not Click-bait” in front of his video. He showed the body hanging in his thumbnail for the video. He used it not to bring awareness to suicide first but to make more money on this video.
He knew what he would probably see in the forest since it is called the suicide forest for a reason. He went off the trail on purpose and later in the video was told that was against the law. He planned for everything about the video except the backlash he received from it. The apologies he made was for the backlash only. If this didn’t go viral then the video would still be up and running for kids to see it.
He had 600 thousand likes and over 6 million views before he pulled the video down, but the video is still all over the internet. Just google it and you will see. You Tube is so worry about protecting kids on there platform, they should banned him and his brother from it. Remember the family they banned for making and playing horrible jokes including yelling and screaming at them. This was thousand time worse then that. He should be banned and required to take his videos revenue from Japan and donate for suicide awareness.
There have been several people and other YouTubers that came out against his actions on uploading the video. One YouTuber family Eh Bees even made their response video for this issue. As I agree with most of what they said but except for one piece. They blame bad parenting for allowing your kids to watch him for the 600 thousand likes the video got. But they use their own kids to make revenues off of their channel.
I believe this was a bad stab at parenting by them. I agree about watching what your kids are seeing on YouTube. But how can you take advice from the family that makes money off of their kids performing on their channel. I’m reviewing if I even want my kids to watch the Eh Bees now for this comment.
I know I will get hate mail from this post but I really don’t care. I’m not gaining anything off of this post either. This is just my opinion and I’m not judging Logan or Eh Bee family. God will judge them and he will make judgement on them.
If you feel depressed and Suicidal then please seek help at the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at
1-800-273-8255 or your local help line.
This is number 17 of 25 posts in this series. I hope you are learning new things with this series. Feel free to check out the rest of them by clicking here. The following advice will only work if you put the time and effort into making them work. I hope you are getting positive results by doing what I have listed already.
If this is things that you are already doing then just consider this as a refresher course as being a Dad. But please still read the article. You might learn something new or even can add more in the comment section if you have a better way to explain it.
Moms can do these as well as Dads so don’t be afraid to try Moms.
Advice “Once in a while, take a day off just because, and spend it with your family”
This is a perfect way to show your family that they are special to you. As well as a way to recharge your mental battery so you can be a better person at work. Just remember that you are making memories in your children’s lives.
Advice “Find out about your family history and start sharing it with your kids”
This is a way your kids can learn about their past. They can learn where they came from and what their culture is. This is a good way to get your kids involved in their family tree.
Advice “Give high fives for each tiny accomplishment they make”
This is a way to boost their confidence and make them more eager to be a better person. This also shows that you care for them and what they are doing. This will make a world of difference in your kids.
Advice “Get out of debt as quick as you can, and teach your kids about the value of being debt-free”
This will show your kids that you don’t have to be in debt to get things that they want. It will also show them that being in debt (except for a house) is not the way to live. If I had this advice when I was younger than I might not be in the position that I’m in right now. Debt is not fun and it can cause stress in your family and marriage. Some couples have divorced over this stress.
Take a second and think what it would feel like if you have all of your debt gone except for a mortgage. How do you feel? Does it feel good? How is your stress level in this state? You can feel like this and make it a goal in your life. It will be hard, but the payoff is worth it.
I hope this series will be a big hit for everyone. Like always, if you see something that I posted wrong or if I leave something out. Please feel free to leave a comment or email me the information. I want this to be something new or veteran dads can use as well as all the Moms out there.
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