LOL, I'm watching John Mulaney properly now because you mentioned, that's such a perfect quote. Oh man, I want to reply to each one of your points cos it's really interesting, but I don't wanna seem like I'm word vomiting haha. And you're the person on Youtube! I actually didn't make the connection, but thanks for commenting on both.
I get you though, the whole notion of living in the moment just feels like a catch-all blanket phrase/slogan that gets parroted a lot til it loses meaning, and doesn't fully address the root of a lot of issues.
Ahaha there are some kernels of truth, though to be honest I've read some self-help blogs/books and this might sound mean but sometimes they start to feel a little... cult-ish? Hmm, that might sound too strong. There's a lot of white noise to filter out, and when certain blogs end with "Please buy my book" or "Donate to this Paypal for the church of the 3rd order" it raises so many red flags in my head and I nope out. Personally I find therapy much more helpful because it is a one on one engagement, but I know it's not for everyone because it asks for a lot of vulnerability.
Aha was extremely angsty as a teen as well. I'd like to think I've moved passed it, but I think you still carry that angst with you into adulthood. But I think there is some... value(?) in having that period of angst. It's a period of life where you become a lot more in tune with deeper levels of emotions, both highs and lows.
I can nitpick the MCU forever lol, as a whole I just felt really unengaged. But your coworkers reaction is hilarious.
I love it when people talk dramatically! That just shows that you care about the subject matter haha. But that's such a touching experience with you and your grandpa, wow. So moved.
Ahhh Star Trek TGO, I really wanna watch as well, especially after being real disappointed by the reboot movies and thinking I'm doing myself an extreme injustice by having my frame of reference of the series just being these 2 average movies. I've heard great things about Spice and Wolf as well! Jim Jarmusch HAHA, that sounds real interesting actually. I've only seen Ghost Dog but I have a feeling it's quite different from his usual oeuvre. There was a lot of downtime and exploring the mundanity of the protagonist's life in that movie as well though.
Anyways, I should get back to recording more Youtube footage. Have fun cooking~ Haha I get that, most days I cook basic pasta as well.