Calling to Forgive a Loved One | The Science of Happiness

Calling to Forgive a Loved One | The Science of Happiness


Julian: You picked your sister like you said
and when you wrote down this letter and started reading it, it felt like you were the one
who felt like you were in the wrong. Is that accurate?
Participant 1: Yeah. Julian: What would you say is the tension
between you and your sister right now? P1: The tension could be described as lack
of communication. Julian: Has it been communicated to you though
that this has upset her in some way? P1: It probably has but honestly right now
I just, you feel it. A lot of times it feels like an effort to try and confide in each
other. We’re brother and sister, it doesn’t have to be that way. Finding the right moment,
this was set up, it was explained to me to talk to the mirror but if you were to put
my sister right there it would a hell of a lot harder. Suddenly the tension is like right
there. Do I want to call her? Um, the problem being I’m out of battery on my phone.
Alright yeah, why not. Sister: Hello?
P1: Alright where are you, are you outside? Can you hear me clearly?
Sister: Yes. P1: So, real quick. I’m currently being videotaped
for a Youtube channel it’s Rainn Wilson’s Youtube channel it’s called SoulPancake. They
basically did a little survey regarding feelings about forgiveness. They asked me to write
about someone who was like important to me and I wanted to talk to about. So I thought
of you and I’m supposed to read this letter to you. Okay?
Sister: Okay. P1: Alright so just bear with me while I read this.
Sister: Wait am I on video? P1: You’re not on video, just your voice.
Okay? Sister: What am I supposed to say?
P1: You just got to listen! You don’t have to say anything. Okay? For my sister Kelsey.
I wish I had made more of an effort to be a part of your life. It’s not that I think
I could have changed you for the better because you’re already as good as it gets. I hold
you in my heart as one of the smartest, funniest, most talented people I know. However now that
I’m in Los Angeles, thousands of miles away from home. I’m afraid I’ll never have as great
of a chance to help you through life’s challenges as I did these last 21 years. I want to make
it a point from here on out to stay in as close touch as possible and I want you to
know that I care about you and I’m always thinking about you and if there’s ever anything
you need from me, I’ll be here for you. And above all I want you to know for a fact that
we both have all the love and support in the world. Our mom, our dad, our grandparents,
our great-grandmother, our aunts, our uncles, our cousins, and our friends. And so long
as you know that you should have all the confidence in the world that everything is going to turn
out just fine. So let’s embrace the struggles of life together so that we can make the best
of anything that may come our way. And that’s it.
She’s stronger than I am so she’s not crying probably. Sister: Thank you. P1: No problem. Alright so I miss you guys
and I love you very much. Sister: Love you too.
P1: I’ll talk to you soon. Sister: Alright.
P1: Alright? Sister: Okay bye.
P1: I’ll talk to you later, bye. And that’s it. SoulPancake
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100 thoughts on “Calling to Forgive a Loved One | The Science of Happiness

  • October 31, 2013 at 3:41 pm
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    onion. onion everywhere

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  • October 31, 2013 at 3:43 pm
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    thank you man, your channel is amazing in everywhere

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  • October 31, 2013 at 3:46 pm
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    in everyway 0.o

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  • October 31, 2013 at 6:46 pm
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    lame as shit.. this guy is a douche

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  • October 31, 2013 at 7:07 pm
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    Aj, Zen… =)
    Just before Hallow's Eve. =3
    Happy Holidays everyone at Soul Pancake and the people You have interviewed ^_^
    Just learned about you today =)

    Love the vibes here =3

    "When The Balloons Go Pop… The Doom Clock stops" =3
    (Thought that for some reason while everyone was hopping happily popping Balloons! xD)

    Remain remarkable and good job man =)

    Stay honest and True to You and Your Family =^_^=

    F.I.L.,
    -WAM! DJ, TIGER M! ^_~*

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  • October 31, 2013 at 7:30 pm
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    Beautiful!!!

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  • October 31, 2013 at 7:50 pm
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    Hi I absolutely love this channel and it is something that I really want to be a part of. I don't know how to get a hold of anyone to talk to about getting involved, so hopefully this comment will get someone's attention. Thank you for doing what you do. This channel always makes me smile and just enjoy life. Thank you.

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  • October 31, 2013 at 8:06 pm
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  • October 31, 2013 at 9:55 pm
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    Forgive and forget: The Good book teaches that God Forgives and "remembers it no more". To me that He by His very nature can't forget. But He won't throw it up in your face. Peace dupree

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  • October 31, 2013 at 10:12 pm
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    If that isn't just the sweetest thing ever.

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  • October 31, 2013 at 10:45 pm
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    Honestly…this was kinda stupid.

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  • October 31, 2013 at 10:58 pm
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    this is exactly why I love this channel since I found it!! 😀 (y)

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  • November 1, 2013 at 12:20 am
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    What was the point of this

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  • November 1, 2013 at 12:20 am
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    gayyyyy

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  • November 1, 2013 at 1:10 am
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    @sidney495 Hi time to clean the browser history again :/

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  • November 1, 2013 at 1:39 am
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    @martin184 Hi so bored today

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  • November 1, 2013 at 1:52 am
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    I get that this is nice, but it's also pretty damn corny.

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  • November 1, 2013 at 2:19 am
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    @dwayne426 Hi it's been a long time, yeah I'm still modeling part time

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  • November 1, 2013 at 3:02 am
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    @ron281 Heyya you're still alive then….yeah I'm still modeling part time

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  • November 1, 2013 at 7:33 am
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    That's a very moving and eloquent letter that any sister would love to get from her brother. Well done!

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  • November 1, 2013 at 11:08 am
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    @allan341 Hi there nice to see you again….still studying and getting some cash out of modeling

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  • November 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm
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    @jimmy943 Hi there it's been a long time…..yeah, my tits are even bigger now, lol

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  • November 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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    @wallace547 Hi there time to clean the browser history again :/

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  • November 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm
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    the guy is crazy

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  • November 2, 2013 at 1:28 am
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    Touching… 😉

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  • November 2, 2013 at 2:23 pm
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    So happy to have witnessed that.

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  • November 2, 2013 at 2:39 pm
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    Omg i didnt think i'd cry but i did <3

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  • November 2, 2013 at 5:28 pm
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    I just love Julian. I wish he were my friend.

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  • November 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm
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    Crying…a lot.

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  • November 3, 2013 at 10:33 pm
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    That sister has no emotion. Not crying? Not saying I love you back or thank you or ANYTHING? No wonder it's hard for him to express his feelings. He probably gets nothing in return or in general from her!

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  • November 4, 2013 at 3:30 am
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    Beautiful letter. I hope he sends it to his sister so she can read it over and over.

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  • November 4, 2013 at 9:17 am
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    Thank you Soul Pancake! Well done! 🙂

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  • November 4, 2013 at 12:36 pm
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    Dammit. You got me again SoulPancake! Thank you.

    To Julian, you're a great brother.

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  • November 4, 2013 at 6:30 pm
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    So beautiful! To have a brother who holds so much love in his heart for his sibling.. what a true blessing. Julian, you are an awesome brother. 🙂 much love from the PNW.

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  • November 4, 2013 at 9:50 pm
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    i bet you scrolled down to stop crying

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  • November 5, 2013 at 7:29 am
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    ;_; maybe

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  • November 5, 2013 at 5:21 pm
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    im bawling

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  • November 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm
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    I'd love to see his sister on one of these videos talking about her reaction. Such a sweet, thoughtful letter.

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  • November 7, 2013 at 12:11 am
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    i would cry if my brother read this to me…

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  • November 9, 2013 at 5:50 am
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    Wow love!

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  • November 9, 2013 at 12:17 pm
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    Oh my god my tears are running that was so beautiful

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  • November 11, 2013 at 11:43 pm
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    4:15 Jordan!

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  • November 13, 2013 at 12:44 am
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    i just want to stay in this part of youtube for ever

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  • November 14, 2013 at 5:33 pm
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    wow that made me cry, it reminds me so much of of me and my big brother ://

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  • November 14, 2013 at 8:02 pm
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    What a lovely guy. That was such a gorgeous letter for his sister to receive , and even though there didn't seem to be such a strong response from her in return we just don't know how she felt. Hearing that she might have just been taken aback so that she didn't reply in the expected emotional way. The way he read it to her was brave and strong. She is definitely lucky to have a brother like that.

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  • November 16, 2013 at 9:47 am
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    I have never burst into tears so quickly and unexpectedly

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  • November 17, 2013 at 8:30 am
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    lol I started crying before he even start talking to her!!!
    Brave guy!

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  • November 22, 2013 at 12:31 pm
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    Wow. What a lovely person that guy is. To pour his heart out to his sister like that, and she didn't really seem to care. I hope she wakes up and realises how lucky she is to have a brother who cares for her and loves her so deeply.

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  • November 23, 2013 at 5:29 am
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    I'm not going to lie I don't usually cry often when I'm watching a movie or youtube video but this was beautifully raw it had me tearing up a bit!
     Such a breathe of fresh air to see someone so honest!

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  • November 28, 2013 at 4:27 am
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    I'm such an emotional person!

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  • November 28, 2013 at 11:11 pm
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    That was cool but it didn't seem like she opened up to him

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  • November 30, 2013 at 2:50 am
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    I'm about to cry

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  • December 10, 2013 at 2:25 am
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    So, I just finished watching all of the Science of Happiness videos.  Your aim is to make people happy right?  Well I am terribly sad and distraught right now because I have no more videos to watch, therefore, in order to bring me happiness, you must make more!  At least, that's my logic. 🙂

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  • December 12, 2013 at 4:20 am
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    Why did anybody cry?? That was not cry worthy… being an adult means apologizing for what you did. If they are tense, something happened, and he totally avoided it. I did not hear an apology I heard a plea. I myself apologize if I am missing information.

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  • December 12, 2013 at 4:20 am
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    Why did anybody cry?? That was not cry worthy… being an adult means apologizing for what you did. If they are tense, something happened, and he totally avoided it. I did not hear an apology I heard a plea. I myself apologize if I am missing information.

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  • December 13, 2013 at 8:39 pm
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    This made me wish i had an older brother 🙁

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  • January 24, 2014 at 4:24 am
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    This is so me and my brother that I started crying before he did. Wonderful video. 

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  • January 29, 2014 at 7:23 am
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    I think my heart just disintegrated, I need to get a new one

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  • February 14, 2014 at 8:48 pm
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    Lol his sister didnt even sound like she gave a shit after he read the poem. Still cute though

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  • March 26, 2014 at 6:26 pm
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    How could they right so beautiful? I basically suck at writing  

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  • March 31, 2014 at 4:04 pm
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    How…something emotional? I'm getting nothing.

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  • April 25, 2014 at 2:03 am
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    This made me cry… I miss my big brother so much….

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  • May 4, 2014 at 4:07 am
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    Get these onions outta the way. I can't focus when I gotta waterfall irrupting through my eyes. :''''''| 

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  • June 3, 2014 at 8:21 pm
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    I want to know how you can be more productive and feel more happy and/or at peace and fufilled.

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  • June 6, 2014 at 5:28 pm
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    Sucha sweet video

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  • August 25, 2014 at 11:36 am
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    Ahhhh I had to pause the video cause I started to tear up.

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  • November 1, 2014 at 1:09 am
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    Holy shit that was incredible…

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  • December 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm
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    I would've cried

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  • February 19, 2015 at 9:19 pm
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    Share the love guys!

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  • March 7, 2015 at 3:46 am
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    He forgave himself in a way.

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  • April 26, 2015 at 3:42 am
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    That put a few tears in my eyes.

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  • August 6, 2015 at 9:24 pm
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    So sweet

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  • August 20, 2015 at 4:27 am
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    Very sweet… thank you for sharing.

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  • November 2, 2015 at 5:42 am
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    fabulous brother

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  • November 3, 2015 at 6:23 pm
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    "let's embrace together the struggle of the life…" He is so sweet I wanna hug him !

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  • November 13, 2015 at 5:43 pm
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    You guys are too cool!! lol Love your channel! Thank you!!

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  • November 26, 2015 at 1:55 am
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    you have yourself a new subscriber :' ) <3

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  • April 10, 2016 at 1:21 pm
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    Why does soulppancake's vid always makes my eyes sweat

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  • June 28, 2016 at 10:32 am
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    It's not even halfway through the video… I started tearing up…

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  • February 8, 2017 at 8:49 pm
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    All of this videos m watching .. making me cry .. i too feel like calling someone and say all these things to them.. which i have never said.. Amazing videos.. thanks 😌

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  • February 25, 2017 at 3:11 pm
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    Is it just me or can you hear his heartbeat while he's reading the letter to her? Or was it a part of the background music?

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  • February 27, 2017 at 3:11 am
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    OMG listen to his heartbeat

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  • March 1, 2017 at 12:32 am
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    Just Subsribed😀

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  • March 3, 2017 at 8:18 pm
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    i so wanna do this!!!! i wanna go so bad

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  • March 3, 2017 at 11:14 pm
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    Wow he's a great brother

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  • June 28, 2017 at 11:42 am
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    This was really beautiful…

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  • June 28, 2017 at 11:06 pm
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    What's his insta?????

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  • July 2, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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    This video made me cry. I'm so glad that my brother and I have always been on good terms. Forgiveness is a wonderful thing.

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  • July 13, 2017 at 11:34 pm
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    who put the onions here? oh!

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  • July 28, 2017 at 3:23 am
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    This really moved me.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 10:06 pm
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    when he said," to my sister Kelsey" I was like… wtf, how do I keep hearing about people with same name as me. My name isn't even all that common.

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  • October 5, 2017 at 10:14 am
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    That to so must strength and courage to do.

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  • December 17, 2017 at 1:02 am
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    EVERY SOULPANCAKE VIDEO I CRY

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  • April 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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    How is she not crying? IM crying and I don't even know this guy

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  • January 19, 2019 at 8:04 am
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    Brautiful <3

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  • July 4, 2019 at 4:51 am
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    He looks like Noah Centineo. 2019 anyone?

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