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Tim Ferris opens up about his struggle with mental health

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Tim Ferriss tells CNN Tech's Laurie Segall about his own battle with mental health issues and his advice for others who might be struggling.
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Saral Thakur (30 days ago)
I knew he was gonna fall into this. His earlier book shows how young and enthusiastic he was developing ways to decrease sleep Time, Work more efficiently, etc Living a life like a robot where you calculate your sleep, Each nutrient in your diet, etc. You can't just control everything. Now Tim Ferris is trying to get out. I think life should be a healthy balance of both, he is obviously intelligent but when you spend most of your time doing the same crap you get tired.
Fascist tyrant (1 month ago)
Schizophrenia which I have,bipolar depression are uniquely homo sapien brain disorders. It’s more elevated in this workaholic society. Good to see a pioneer Tim 😊
I am totally getting his book.
Jesse (2 months ago)
stylac (3 months ago)
To be fair, any of us would be suicidal if we knew we were frauds at the Tim Ferriss level.
NickB33 (3 months ago)
Well i'll be damned
Adriana Luna (4 months ago)
"bipolar depression" is something that can really appear on someone's gene sequence?????????????????
Kirill Miroshnychenko (4 months ago)
So you are a bipolar as well!!!
PASCOE BREWER (3 months ago)
“After having my genome sequenced”...is this how rich people communicate?
PASCOE BREWER (1 month ago)
joseph melton sounds like you need to have your genome sequenced
joseph melton (1 month ago)
PASCOE BREWER have you listened to the guy or do you stop when you hear something too intelligent for your peanut brain to compose?
jason johnson (3 months ago)
PASCOE BREWER I think it's part of his brand in that he's "that guy" that has these "little known" solutions to everyone's problems. And so he's broadcasting it here as part of his marketing.
Jason (4 months ago)
Represent, brother!
I respect the hell out of Tim for putting this out there. Thank you.
LimLux (4 months ago)
It's very hard to detect the demons in you'r mind/head/thoughts. But with time you learn to recognize how they "think" for you, and deep down inside you, you want to tell yourself "this is not how I think/these are not my thoughts". But it takes some time to stabilize your brain/thoughts and when it "so to say cools down", you feel ashamed, scared, worried about yourself and wtf is going on with and within you etc. It took some time, researching and asking and I came upon something called Islam. Now whenever I get these "demons/crazy thoughts/ unnecessary worries and hatred/rage in my mind" mostly when I'm in the bathroom/toilet or alone, I say this (audhu billahi min ash shaytan ir rajeem) - means: God protect me from the devil and all evil/demons/ghosts. //you can search on youtube, someone might have better explaining etc//. After saying and meaning it for real, I feel how my head/mind gets released and life goes on.
Sasa Vukovic (4 months ago)
Amasso Mazohk (5 months ago)
If this guy is depressed we are all fucked
Luke Skywalking (5 months ago)
What if depression is derived from an absolute disgust with where society is heading, and ZERO ability to do anything about it. It's simply opening your eyes to the destruction of everything good and sacred...all in the name of optimization, narcissism, and this asinine, vile smug self-obsessive 'feel-good' feminist / hyper-leftist relativistic millennial drivel that spews from bottom-feeder people's mouths on the daily. Just read around. It's getting worse EVERY SINGLE DAY, and it's going to make people like Trump president until we do something about it. Adding on top of the vile, 'mean-girls' style show boating across the social media spectrum and 'influencers' who are driving costs and metrics platforms into a downward spiral, causing mediocrity and high school-esque popularity cliques to reign. It's almost as if everything so many smart, kind people thought they had escaped, has suddenly creeped back in, destroying everything good, wholesome, and sacred. It's not an exaggeration either. It's super dangerous, and I believe driving mental illness through the roof...and will continue to get worse. Just watch these teens now and this world of relative ethics creep in. You thought it was hard for teenage boys and their rage hormones...think about how hard it is now to anchor your identity. Their messages are so f'ed. They have to compete with GIRLS now to even get a girl. Can you imagine that as your teenage boy self? What are these boys gonna do. Who do they look up to? What is going to happen to them? Every single piece of feel good fluff is ALL about 'female empowerment'. Female this. Female that. Bisexuality in female teens has sky rocketed. A poll suggested that more than 70% of teenage millennials identify as bisexual. How is this? Why? Does anyone ask these questions? What is seriously happening in this society? What does that do to the psyche of teenage boy trying to find love? That he's so low on the totem poll that a girl is better at getting girls than him. We have seriously fucked this up. I've watched teenage boys swinging at girls on the street because the girls think they're the same as guys because they 'heard it on tv'. If we've gotten to the point where there is indeed a 'gender war' between the sexes, and we can't even talk about it...we are certainly doomed. Remember how we were all supportive of gay rights and gay people? It's beyond that now. It's become a 'chic' brand to wear on your sleeve now. It's like INSANITY. The young female mind is so feeble and maleable. If monkeys were sexualized, they'd be going after monkeys. And this is not a knock on real, hardened lgbt people with deep seeded roots in their identity. This is a complete knock in the insanity of modern MEDIA and social media and their constant vying for attention grabbing and manipulating. It's a huge warning of how bad things can become. They are trying to tear down frameworks that have kept us from killing each other in a society of class and curtesy. I fear that there will be deep backlash soon, as the sacred bond between men and women will be torn by this new up and coming crowd of 18-25 year old millennials who refuse to face reality for what it is. We are in so so so so much doodoo.
Debra Evans (5 months ago)
Such an amazing and profound video clip. Thank you Tim and CNN.
Three One (5 months ago)
Mental illness is caused by environmental damage, not heredity. Heredity plays hardly any roll at all.
Zen Davis (4 months ago)
whoadoe He is very uninformed smh.
whoadoe (4 months ago)
lmao what the fuck are you talking about
Barry Irlandi (5 months ago)
Get married.. Find God... Have kids.. Works for most..
Adam J (4 months ago)
Barry Irlandi No it doesn't. Not for depression.
PASCOE BREWER (5 months ago)
The fact is this! Most people already have EVERYTHING that they need to live a very happy life. They allow themselves to be brainwashed into believing that they are missing something in their lives that will make them ‘complete’. Happiness comes when you see the world for what it really is
PASCOE BREWER (3 months ago)
Emilio lazcano I agree. Being content is more realistic and manageable
Emilio lazcano (3 months ago)
In fact trying to be happy is the problem, there's no such a thing as being happy all the time, we have to accept life as it is.
PASCOE BREWER (4 months ago)
Will Armitage yes depending on what we need to sustain
Will Armitage (4 months ago)
It's not a matter of already having everything you need...it's a matter of sustaining it.
PASCOE BREWER (4 months ago)
011azr I would like to think that those ‘trailblazers’ of our modern world are pushing the boundaries for a more meaningful purpose than to impress the next man
Author Bridget Chase (5 months ago)
Good Lord, another person with the money to do most anything they can dream of and complaining about being depressed. Oh, and others that struggle with mental health are privileged to hear his advise. What a saint and mentor. bullshit
Author Bridget Chase (4 months ago)
Gawd DERMITT! I'm not crazy! Look, see how many exclamation points I use!!!!!!!!!!!! One, two, three, four, five, six, blah, blah, blahahahaha!!!!!! Gerwd, the world is nuts; Tim Ferris is depressed, Salena Gomez is depressed, Ronald McDonald is depressed and Blockbuster is depressed. If we all just had a Mr. Pickles, like I do, then it wouldn't be everyone's bad thing. (*sigh*) So whoadoe, (*In the voice of Joey Tribbiani*), how you doin'? (*wink*)
whoadoe (4 months ago)
yep this bitch certainly has problems.
Author Bridget Chase (5 months ago)
Erg, I'm not crazy! Why does everyone keep saying I am crazy? (*sob*) You don't know how hard it is. Your ex isn't whoring his face all over YouTube. Timmy Bear, I swear I'm better. I won't be crazy, I promise. Just call me back, please. My psychiatrist is wrong. I can't let you go; I won't let you go. Not now; nOT (*deep voice*) EVER! Listen to my messages. Katie is wrong. She is never wrong. Answer the phone, P_L_E_A_S_E!
Bert Lammens (5 months ago)
Bridget Chase you seem salty, do you deal with these problems as well?
40,000 (3 months ago)
Maybe he should read one of his own books.
Saral Thakur (30 days ago)
stylac his suicide will boost the sales
joseph melton (1 month ago)
40,000 butthurt little bitch much?
stylac (3 months ago)
I wish he would write a new book titled "the 4 hour suicide" first
Cody Nunez (6 months ago)
read Tolstoy's A Confession, incredibly dark and powerful short book of Tolstoy's writing at the height of his career about his existential nihilistic(life is meaningless) crisis and suicidal tendencies.
vivid color (6 months ago)
DontTestTheX (6 months ago)
So now he's peddling the depression stories and purported remedies, jumping on that bandwagon...
Saral Thakur (30 days ago)
DontTestTheX Tim Ferris accepts he isn't so perfect. If he wanted he could hide it because why would you read his books for self help if needs it as well? Go read his blogs. Tim Ferris works the best way a human being can be productive with his time whether it's training for a race or working in a company. He just realizes living 100% on full speed can take a toll on your brain. So he is slowing down and relaxing
JHPTSDX (4 months ago)
Sounds like you read the 4 hour work week and you're still crammed into the office matey, keep at it.
Alex Hamilton (4 months ago)
Making money isn't bad if you're providing as much value to other people's lives as Tim Ferris.
PASCOE BREWER (5 months ago)
DontTestTheX yep because what does that lead to?? MONEY! These people are attention seeking money whores
auzio (6 months ago)
what specifically was he "peddling" here? getting professional help?
tony b (6 months ago)
Tim looks like one of those fish with giant foreheads.
Robbie Davies (5 months ago)
Chabert Garmin Just like your fucking mother you dumb fuck.
1OOsmiles (6 months ago)
W C (6 months ago)
This guy is my favorite scam artist. He trust his own BS.
Chris L (4 months ago)
You dont understand the concept if you think that
011azr (5 months ago)
Can anybody confirm that 4 hour a week of work is enough to get what you want?
Canadian Scholar (5 months ago)
Cl1che_ Asylum Dwellers I definitely think you have a low IQ with spelling and grammar like that! :)
Cl1che_ Asylum Dwellers (5 months ago)
Canadian Scholar and you are? you pr9bably think that Trump has a low iq. you probably concern yourself with tho he like politics or sciences thinking its.IMPORTANT. your probably an athiest. And p.s. I hate Trump. doesn't mean he's dumb
Quasi Sentient (5 months ago)
Please explain the scam. I genuinely want to know. Please back with supporting evidence.
ZoFlow TV (6 months ago)

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