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I found this video by stalking the amazing Shane Koyczan on the Internet. The spoken-word poem "Instructions for a Bad Day" is by Shane. The original video was compiled by Jon Goodgion, with footage from the documentary "Life in a Day" by Kevin Macdonald.

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