People on YT who make videos on ANY topic related to not being successful in some way are quite a bit above the category of lowliness they seem to be speaking about. Not to undermine how they feel, I am sure they feel it in their own way, but it sure makes someone who is not the type of person whose video would appear in the first couple pages of results feel like they have to start looking for some other even worse club to try to join.
I remember watching this a few years ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1LHMG__bws
and hearing this "geek" talk about how he is depressed because he is so smart that it is overwhelming. Gee. I found this video in the first place because I was feeling down about being too stupid for my field.
Of course there are lots of overlooked people making videos, overlooked very likely because they are ugly.
I searched for "women having difficulty making friends with women" recently, and found attractive girls talking about how they have bad experience with drama... no, that's not what I meant...
Yeah, it seems that way to me, too. I'm sure most of them do have problems, but I've been around mental illness all my life and I've seen how dysfunctional it can make people and I rarely see that level of dysfunction on YT. Probably because if you're that dysfunctional you're either not capable of creating a channel or you're not capable of getting and retaining subscribers. If the algorithm doesn't bury you, the discouragement will.
I've found a few videos by YTers that I can sort of relate to, but they're people with like a dozen subscribers and most of them only made a few videos before giving up. The comments they do get are usually negative. Some of them have deleted their videos. I rarely see my own experiences reflected in the trans YTers with 1,000 or more subscribers, and people with 100,000 or more might as well be living in another galaxy. So the best I can do is live vicariously through people who are much more functional than I am. But then they're describing experiences and problems that I don't really have.
Lizzie Velasquez is a good exception. But I sort of feel like she's the exception that proves the rule. Like, why watch my videos about being ugly when you can watch hers? Lol. She's so positive and affirming and such a great speaker and nobody wants to be depressed by an ugly person. I'd just depress people, even if a few people could relate. Depression bad, channel tanked.
I gave up on that video 6 min in. It would probably be better titled "Dealing with job stress as an IT professional". I'm sure the stress and exhaustion is real, but it doesn't sound like the kind of thing I'm going through. Like, I'm not just too tired to work. I'm spending hours a day thinking about killing myself, and it's those lost hours and feelings of utter hopelessness that cut into my productivity. (And the time I spend here complaining.) If it makes you feel any better (and I have no idea why it would) I'm too stupid for my field, too. I think I'm probably about the least-successful indie author out there, in terms of how much time I put into it and how much money I get out of it. But I guess someone has to be the worst at what they do, and there's no reason it shouldn't be me.
I've been toying with the idea of starting my own YT channel precisely because I can't actually find content I can relate to. But like you said, my videos would probably just be overlooked anyway. So what's the point of even making them?