Why I Started My Self-Improvement Journey

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improvement pill here welcome to the
question and animation series where I answer your questions with fancy
animations just comment down below if your question and maybe you’ll get
featured in our next episode today we have a question from Tony Perez who asks
tell us your backstory when was the point you began your own self change you
got it so the high school I went to had a very interesting tradition the
graduating class would host a sort of battle royale the month before we all
graduated and this was way before Fortnight and PUBG were even a thing
now the rules were pretty simple you had to pay five dollars to join and it was
winner-take-all however the game would only last about
two weeks so in the case that there was more than one survivor at the very end
the prize pool would be split every single day you would receive a text
message from the game master he would tell you who your target of the day was
this was the person that you had a hunt down and kill not physically with a
knife alright all you had to do was mark them on their skin with a marker which
was pretty funny because the battle royale took place in the summer so he
had people showing up to school in 90-degree weather with hoodies and
jackets on now there were a couple of other rules number one you were not
allowed to skip school or cut classes if you were caught doing so you’d be
disqualified number two you were immune while in class this was to prevent the
game from interfering with actual schoolwork
number three if you killed someone your new target would be their target
so if Sam killed Ben and Ben’s target with Shelly Sam’s new target would be
Shelly number four if you killed three people in the span of 24 hours you would
gain immunity which meant nobody could touch you for 24 hours so that was the
more aggressive strategy hunt down three people and you could relax
number five you had to kill at least one person throughout the game this would
prevent people from playing to passively but that was it you only had to kill one
person and finally number six you were allowed to kill the person who was
hunting you only problem was you didn’t know who it was
so you either had to set up like a sort of spy now where I can find out from
your friends who was after you or you would have to dodge your assailants
first strike and strike back so a large chunk of the graduating class signed up
for the Battle Royale I don’t remember the exact numbers but we had like a good
two 300 people participating which meant the price pool was pretty big especially
for a bunch of high school kids so everyone took it very very seriously the
first couple of days were crazy people were dying left and right
every couple of hours you would get a text message about who just got killed
how many people were remaining and who was immune for the day people were even
hunting each other down outside of school I remember taking the subway and
seeing two kids in hoodies slashing at each other with markers on the train now
I got lucky on the second day my target was this girl that I had class with I
don’t even think she took the game seriously because she showed up in a
normal shirt she wasn’t worried at all so right after class I just walked up
behind her / she marked her neck and that was that I got my first kill by the
end of the third day there were only like 50 people left now my strategy was
simple I figured because I had already gotten my one kill I just had to play
passively to win there was no point in going out of my way to hunt down my new
targets in the hopes of getting that immunity bonus it was just too risky so
I played it safe I went straight to class I kept all my books on me so I
didn’t have to go to my locker I skipped lunch which wasn’t that hard because the
school lunch was pretty bad and during my free periods I would hide out on the
first floor where almost nobody ever went so the first week went by and there
were only like 30 people left and one day I remember taking the stairs out of
the first floor to go to my next class and I get stopped by this girl this was
a girl that I had shared a couple of classes with throughout my four years in
high school she looked at me and asked do you know who Richard is and I thought
to myself wow that’s that that’s me her target is probably me hmm wow I’m so
lucky she doesn’t remember who I am so of course I was like nope sorry can’t
help you and I quickly walked away for the rest of the week I basically did the
same thing I stuck to my strategy and I played extremely passively and then the
game was over there were four survivors and I was one of them I felt great I had
actually won a real-life battle royale so the game master sends out a text
congratulating all the winners and he asks us to meet up with him so he could
give us the prize money so I went I got like 200 bucks and the game master
looked at me and was like oh so you’re Richard yeah man it’s crazy people
couldn’t figure out who you were and that’s when I realized I won the Battle
Royale not because I played it safe or because of my amazing strategy I won
because people genuinely did not know who I was and these were people that I
had shared classes with for four years and that struck a chord with me I
thought about my high school career and I realized just how pathetic and sad it
was people always say high school supposed
to be one of the best periods of your life I don’t necessarily believe that
but still high school should have been a better experience than what I went
through see all I did was hang out the same 4 or 5 friends never joined any
real clubs I never went out of my way to meet any new people instead I would just
go straight home after classes and play video games all night long I had crushes
on so many girls throughout the years but I never had the balls to ask any of
them out instead I spent my free time hooked on porn jerking off like 2 or 3
times a day I cruised through school I would just copy homework and barely pass
my classes I didn’t give a damn about my future I knew my parents wanted me to go
to college so I applied to the one college that everyone applied to because
you were basically guaranteed to get in I was so broke that I would literally
sit there and watch my friends eat whenever we went out and if there were
any leftovers they would give it to me all in all I was a loser on nobody my
high school career was so uneventful that I was practically invisible but by
pure chance right after I graduated from high school during that summer break
before I headed off to college I came across something that would change my
life forever see I was browsing a forum for a game
that I was basically addicted to and I came across a thread where someone
mentioned self-improvement and they provided a link to a self-improvement
forum now before this I had never heard of the concept I genuinely thought that
people were just born the way they were and that we were stuck this way till we
died I thought the successful popular kids were just lucky having been blessed
with good lucks charisma motivation and all that good stuff but as I browsed
this forum I came across story after story about people who had strikingly
similar backgrounds as me losers and nobodies but they would all talk about
how they were able to completely change their life around
all because of self-development all because of a couple of books they would
read and a couple of habits they would build and I was immediately hooked I
remember staying up all night just binge reading as many
these posts as possible and that’s what I realized that I could do this too
it doesn’t sound too complicated sure it sounds like hard work but if it was
possible to change my life that drastically then it would all be worth
it and that’s when I decided that I would embark on a self-development
journey and the rest is well well let that’s a story for another day I hope
this answers your question Tony if you want to be featured in our next episode
of question and animation again let me know your questions in the comments down
below I know some of you guys probably noticed the after credits we’ve started
to include in our videos we’re gonna make our mascot whose name is pill do a
bunch of crazy things so let me know what you want to see pill do down below
and maybe you’ll see your suggestion at the end of our next episode besides that
guys stay tuned


Bevon 2023 · September 17, 2019 at 2:52 am

How can you get a guy to like you when you have already told him you like him and he doesn't like someone presently

Bevon 2023 · September 17, 2019 at 2:52 am

What are the best conversation starters for socially awkward people

Bevon 2023 · September 17, 2019 at 2:53 am

How do you exercise more

Sept · September 17, 2019 at 4:04 am

Im an introvert but im literally the only ali in my class andyear

ps r · September 17, 2019 at 7:38 pm

Your story is same as mine almost👌👌👌🤔🤔🤔

Serenityy F. · September 18, 2019 at 12:46 am

Wait how does he look?

Natsu dragneel · September 18, 2019 at 12:09 pm

im just curious, how do the game master know that u actually killed your target?

Colour · September 19, 2019 at 4:43 am

I too dont have "life" in high school , why do I even exist?
I have low confidence level, dont know how to socialize and just complete loser

SWOOSHz · September 19, 2019 at 9:25 am

Atleast he got 200 bucks😏

Nisa · September 19, 2019 at 11:19 am

Yeah i do drugs eating this improvement pills this is fascinating glad u have make this kind of content thank you

ᄏᄏᄏ바나 다룸피낫 · September 21, 2019 at 1:04 pm

I remember reading that game in a book I’ve read before the only difference is that in it they actually kill each other. It was a book about mafias and such AHHAHAHHAHA and the leads are friends so they have to kill each other

abilash jose · September 21, 2019 at 1:05 pm

How do you make these animation will you share plzzz

marcelo agachate y conocelo · September 21, 2019 at 5:46 pm

Wins a Battle royale, discovers nobody fucking know him

Manish Rai · September 21, 2019 at 7:22 pm

How to make that all that easy

M Zidane Alfaiz · September 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm

What the first step you have done after that?
Your shyness at high school similar to me (almost no body know me or say hi to me)

José Carlos Rocha · September 22, 2019 at 5:20 pm

what did you do to self improve yourself?

Riya Ranka · September 23, 2019 at 11:42 am

Can you make a video for us on personality and self development course or tips that how you changed by doing them or following them regularly..

Pavan Undesigned · September 23, 2019 at 5:04 pm

Even I had the same story at past it's continuing till now tooo
I don't know when I'll change 😭

Harshal Dhere · September 28, 2019 at 5:39 am

How to make self improvement?😢

Don Ghotan · September 28, 2019 at 6:16 pm


NehÀ Swamy · September 28, 2019 at 8:48 pm

How did you change your own self and how it feels now?

Kevin Retulado · September 29, 2019 at 8:31 am

How can I get an American girl im a Filipino so I don't know what they like please tell,,I want an american because girl they are naughty beautiful and hot.(and being naughty is their best traits.

Your Number 1 Fan · September 29, 2019 at 4:49 pm

Are you me?

Joyce T · September 30, 2019 at 5:02 am

You'll never change until there's a point in your life that will make you realize you need improvement. This happened to me but in a different way.

mouine mhb · October 1, 2019 at 5:17 pm

This game is actually so fking cool

Future Up · October 6, 2019 at 3:54 am

That was amazing story

kams junio · October 9, 2019 at 2:48 pm


Bumble Bee · October 11, 2019 at 2:03 pm

Thank you..👍👍

Basic Name · October 11, 2019 at 10:33 pm

He said highschool wasny gold for him but no one got 200 dollars just because he sat on a desk

Haydara Hunter · October 12, 2019 at 9:29 pm

Awsome story man I really enjoyed it ! I hope like you, i'll finaly make my way through this dark period

Only One MITCH! · October 14, 2019 at 6:51 pm

Next episode:Why I Michelle started my improvement journey

I killed people

Nyoof · October 15, 2019 at 9:57 pm

ok but i needa know wHO is the artist of the thumbnail?

shereena vk · October 16, 2019 at 3:34 am

Even my school days were worst

Lupin Alain Arañas · October 17, 2019 at 8:07 pm

What encourages you to do self improvement?

Ella Preena · October 18, 2019 at 7:23 pm

This is like the game in To All The Boys I’ve Loved before …Anyone…?

Dap Angel · October 19, 2019 at 11:38 am

Why did you try so hard to improve yourself?is it just because no one knows you?so you did self development?

I just wonder…why did you have to change?so that you can be sociable?
Isn't a peaceful life would be better instead of hanging out with someone who can backstab you anytime?

Ram iro · October 19, 2019 at 2:45 pm

This was sadly my high school life 🙁

VVGirl · October 20, 2019 at 3:02 am

I am the same in terms of how I act and behave in School.
Go to school, hang out with friends and just go through the motions, not joining clubs or talking to people outside of my friends because I was socially awkward due to me years of loneliness (prior to secondary school).
Yet for some insane reason.

Everyone Knows My Name!

I don’t even know 95% of the people, much less their names.

John doe · October 20, 2019 at 7:11 pm

Out of sight out of mind, the loudest in the room is always the weakest.

Nick Es · October 21, 2019 at 2:39 am

Thats one of my biggest fears in life– to be forgotten or to leave no mark in the world after i pass away.

Deborah Mai · October 22, 2019 at 3:33 am

Aside from the problem… HOW COOL IS THAT TO HAVE A BATTLE GAME WITH THE ENTIRE GRADE?? I want a highschool event like that… but i graduated already

Bailey Watson · October 26, 2019 at 4:40 am

4:55 – 5:43 is exactly what I went through man , I know what you’re going trough.

Sajid Khan · October 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

Oskar winning story😋

Isaac Mcclaugherty · October 28, 2019 at 1:04 am

Self improvement is just mental masturbation.

Danielle Frances Dy · October 29, 2019 at 4:22 am

i'm the opposite of you, they know me but i don't know them hahaha

James Sankovich · October 29, 2019 at 5:33 am

What's the link to the self improvement blog that you stayed up reading people's stories ?

PiKira · October 30, 2019 at 1:25 am

Any advice from anyone that finished high school?

Krish B · October 30, 2019 at 1:45 am

Real life assassination classroom

XNicoX1300 · October 31, 2019 at 12:46 am

Wow my high school mirrors his exactly

EvinTheKevin · October 31, 2019 at 1:52 am

I wonder if anyone would know me

Urmila Kute · October 31, 2019 at 6:49 pm

my life is like you, your was

Misael Miranda · October 31, 2019 at 11:57 pm

How can you become more sociable in school or in your personal life?

Argho Dashgupta · November 1, 2019 at 5:37 pm

Self Improvement Is Masturbation
And now destruction

Souhardya Dutta · November 2, 2019 at 1:40 am

Introverts could be great assassin ,our stealth is 110+

akash rathod · November 2, 2019 at 9:48 am

How I stop procrastinating

Kumar Shanu Verma · November 2, 2019 at 2:40 pm

Nice video brother, which software do you use for these videos?

Lil Uppiness · November 2, 2019 at 6:50 pm

Im already far ahead but'll watch for fun

Song Mine Destiny Yours · November 3, 2019 at 9:24 am

What was that site name …Which was talking about self improvement

Shamallama · November 4, 2019 at 1:23 am

That highschool ritual is straight up the plot of a book I read. Like what did that person go to your highschool

Gabriel RB · November 4, 2019 at 2:04 am

high School? best period? hahakjahhajakja I'm dying!

JC Jasso · November 4, 2019 at 8:55 am

cruising through school & playing games! (: sounds like my twin

Kvng Slum · November 4, 2019 at 6:23 pm

High school was lit for me ‼️‼️‼️‼️

Tusher Das · November 4, 2019 at 7:34 pm

Give video on regularity, How to maintain it?please….. Please……

Kris · November 5, 2019 at 8:15 am

That game sounds awesome!!!!

vapelordtony · November 5, 2019 at 7:09 pm

when u said nobody knew who u were, i got really sad real quick

yahya ekananta · November 6, 2019 at 12:57 am

how did the game master know if someone got killed?

Wick Wojtas · November 6, 2019 at 8:09 am

As an extravert guy I have no troubles to talk to people, only I tend to exactly say the wrong thing. How do I notice my short comings in language and improve my communication methodes?

Ika Yunita · November 6, 2019 at 10:56 am

I feel lost in life and felt like a failure, after hearing ur story do u think its possible to start learning a skill in the age of 30 like maybe coding and get an earning out of it?

Mr BoBo · November 6, 2019 at 12:44 pm

I'm pretty sure I have seen this before
Broooo I did see the before
The see rabbit already did that

TheVaultdweller · November 6, 2019 at 2:31 pm

What? My whole school had less that 300 pupils in total!

Weston 1878 · November 6, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Man this story is mad

Fair · November 7, 2019 at 12:49 am

Dude that would be great for me, fr I just wanna not be remembered

Plasma George · November 7, 2019 at 11:04 pm

How to choose a better career subject in highschool

kitty kat · November 8, 2019 at 6:39 am

4:25 well that got depressing real fast.

priyasha gupta · November 8, 2019 at 3:17 pm

What's the rest of your story? Would love to know that in the next video !

The GUN · November 8, 2019 at 11:21 pm

Is this actually real?

LV4C · November 8, 2019 at 11:27 pm

7:00 “Anoder Day”

SuperCool Youtubing · November 9, 2019 at 3:32 am


Sam Al.Hammami · November 9, 2019 at 10:28 am

I really love the animation. It's funny and awesome

Science Project 99 · November 11, 2019 at 7:14 am

mmm am I the only one thinking his voice is hot

CapriSunsツ · November 11, 2019 at 2:06 pm

That sounds super fun
I would’ve lost immediately but still, super fun

Hazye · November 12, 2019 at 3:42 am

kinda sounds like the sea rabbits thing

munchiemunch · November 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm

Wow, found another hidden youtuber gem! Thank you Improvement Pill for sharing your stories. 🙂

Geetesh Gupta · November 13, 2019 at 11:45 am

How you make these animations? I also want to learn. Please guide me.

Tenzin Tselha · November 14, 2019 at 6:16 pm

At the end is the key to success

Alexandra Márquez de la plata Luna · November 14, 2019 at 11:09 pm

Hi. I'm new here so, where can I start to learn from your channel?

Adelaide · November 15, 2019 at 2:09 pm

For the Q&A: Do you have any advices for people who suffer from complex PTSD?

Adobe Animations · November 16, 2019 at 2:02 am

Who still ACTUALLY believes that high school is the best time of your life? I thought that was supposed to be your college years, supposedly?

Guitar Player · November 16, 2019 at 10:16 am

Story of my life

Spiritual9 · November 16, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Why are you me?

wotz wright · November 19, 2019 at 4:48 am

Why didn't your hunter look at the year book for Richard's name?

Fikas Sed · November 19, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Im only in highschool and im already doing this self improvment stuff.😅

SnowMan · November 19, 2019 at 10:58 pm

A large ch-ch-chunk

Moke lare · November 21, 2019 at 6:21 am

what software do you use for video editing?

Frankie Frankie · November 22, 2019 at 9:20 pm

Your American high school life is so hilarious.

Robert Maaz · November 23, 2019 at 12:45 am

How did you get into YouTube as a forum, what did you expect and where were said expectations disappointed?

Dan Cronin · November 23, 2019 at 5:35 am

The journey of self development lead you here…cool.

Ijlal Shaikh · November 23, 2019 at 3:27 pm

Continue your story with more videos, you motivate us.

Rhas tA · November 24, 2019 at 12:58 pm


Me: think future n dream after plays game n masturbation at 2am

Aytaj · November 26, 2019 at 6:26 am

Who are you?

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