Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell
Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

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An Antidote to Dissatisfaction
What if We Nuke a City?
The Egg - A Short Story

The Egg - A Short Story

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9 muaj më parë

Optimistic Nihilism

Optimistic Nihilism

2 vjet më parë

What Are You?

What Are You?

3 vjet më parë

What Is Something?

What Is Something?

4 vjet më parë

What Is Light?

What Is Light?

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What Is Life? Is Death Real?
How Big is the Moon? MM#1
  1. shingshongshamalama

    shingshongshamalama22 sekonda më parë

    I feel like there's a KyoAni OVA in this purple girl's dissatisfied life. wait dammit

  2. Matthew Hargis

    Matthew Hargis2 minuta më parë

    Actually, I heard a guy say that seeing a guy paralyze himself, right after he lost his mother, made him grateful. That's where that idea came from.

  3. deezas

    deezas2 minuta më parë

    Ah...its nice to see how science confirms the teachings of Jesus :)

  4. Lion2008 Omba

    Lion2008 Omba2 minuta më parë

    give saitama this video

  5. Robert Caldwell

    Robert Caldwell2 minuta më parë

    Doesn't work.....writing down things I'm grateful for will only lead me to see that I have to do everything myself, because everything I have I got on my own. I guess I could be "thankful" that I'm alive, but I have a life insurance policy, so I really don't give a shit about that either.....in fact, I've been in pain for years, don't like doctors, can't stand socialized healthcare systems inflating the price of being seen, would rather be dead, therefore I'm not actually thankful for being alive. It truly sucks living in a world knowing exactly how to fix it....and seeing politics move the nation in the complete opposite direction of that....cool.

  6. Selvester Audrin

    Selvester Audrin3 minuta më parë

    Im just depressed since i was 13, it worsen when my grandpa died Im turning 18 soon and depression became huge factor even now. Less than 20 friends, insecure, introverted, anxious, and always judges myself. I dont see a bright future for myself but im hanging in there.

  7. Dean Arendon

    Dean Arendon3 minuta më parë

    Enlightening. Thank you!

  8. christian avalos

    christian avalos5 minuta më parë

    thats on periodt. point blank.

  9. Yeahtwo Gaming

    Yeahtwo Gaming5 minuta më parë

    Maybe we dont need this video right now but for me is interesting and could help in a future. So thank you in advance for doing this, I liked it and it was interesting to know this things, maybe in a future can help me or someone else to, so thanks for that.

  10. Rubix Psyche

    Rubix Psyche5 minuta më parë

    If some Karen tries to use this as some "You don't need meds/therapy for your mental health!" for someone they're gon catch hands

  11. lusstar123real here Do

    lusstar123real here Do6 minuta më parë

    you were thankful for us watching :p and we were grateful that you made it!!! ;p

  12. Mlogan11

    Mlogan116 minuta më parë

    One of the most positive and least controversial videos produced. 😇

  13. akshat rajoriya

    akshat rajoriya6 minuta më parë

    Your voice

  14. Ugandan Knuckles

    Ugandan Knuckles6 minuta më parë

    why dont we just put down a uno reverse card on the measles virus

  15. Danquiel Plaza

    Danquiel Plaza6 minuta më parë

    I hope their war will be over soon. Too much casualties every year is a no joke. UN should do something about these.

  16. Aat M

    Aat M6 minuta më parë

    I love this channel, you guys mean alot to me. Hopefully one day baby when we are old, we can enjoy the stories that you guys have told (looking at UBI).

  17. 900 900

    900 9006 minuta më parë

    Put Arabic translation please..

  18. Senvr11

    Senvr116 minuta më parë

    So basically, I need to suffer.

  19. Timothée Guilbart

    Timothée Guilbart7 minuta më parë

    you guys are so great

  20. Will Stonehouse Salinas

    Will Stonehouse Salinas7 minuta më parë

    *has this conversation billions of times*

  21. Ur Mum

    Ur Mum7 minuta më parë

    Is it me or did the quality just go better from being already the best

  22. Corrupt Whales

    Corrupt Whales7 minuta më parë

    i just said thanks to a friend and actually felt happy, all i can say is wow

  23. Michael

    Michael9 minuta më parë

    I'm greatful for Kurzgesagt.

  24. amani mdami

    amani mdami10 minuta më parë

    I always thought being human is easy until I watched this

  25. K1LL JARO

    K1LL JARO10 minuta më parë

    I see that's why everyone misses and regrets taking their health for gratitude when they get a bad cold or the flu but as soon as you are better you forget how hard it was to breath, your headaches, your throat pain, your weariness.

  26. Ender Wiggin

    Ender Wiggin10 minuta më parë

    Damn, this video is saying all the things psychoanalysis realized way before symptom treatment bs therapies, jfc

  27. Georgia 1407

    Georgia 140710 minuta më parë

    Thank you

  28. Johnny Schmegma

    Johnny Schmegma10 minuta më parë

    This reaffirms my theory that money is what's causing people to be depressed. We settle our debts instantly with cash, no need for reciprocity

  29. godwings101

    godwings10111 minuta më parë

    I'm very grateful to have the ability to watch something so informative.

  30. Ethan Nicolls

    Ethan Nicolls11 minuta më parë

    Okay but most of human history is miserable suffering of the masses imagine trying to live out all of that

  31. Qwerty :P

    Qwerty :P11 minuta më parë

    I use dissatisfaction as motivation rather than letting it get me down. Instead of being disappointed in myself I try to look towards making myself better rather than not doing anything about it and thinking of myself as inferior.

  32. Glowing Locket

    Glowing Locket11 minuta më parë

    They should add this attachment to kerebal space program

  33. Moises Duarte

    Moises Duarte12 minuta më parë

    thank you kurzgesagt.... from the bottom of my heart, thank you

  34. Kamil Borzych

    Kamil Borzych12 minuta më parë

    As always, premium quality content for free.

  35. Jaboenta _

    Jaboenta _13 minuta më parë

    Music was a bit loud sometimes, great video tho!

  36. Jamill Maldonado

    Jamill Maldonado13 minuta më parë

    I'm really grateful for this ALworks channel everything you guys share is amazing and without a doubt a work of art and science. Watching this brought tears to my eyes because this is a very beautiful thing to talk in details since I was a child I've learned to be grateful for everything because I know this life is very short and very random at most so every little thing that fills my heart makes me content and fulfilled I could Die right now knowing that maybe the only thing that awaits me is the VOID and I'm pretty happy with the life I've lived so far had amazing parents, never been hungry, lived and grew in a beautiful island called *Puerto Rico* , fallen in love, learned what pain is, learned the meaning of life and death, studied and graduated obtained a BA in psychology, bought my first car and the list can go on. Now don't get me wrong my life hasn't always been pink I grew very poor and had a lot of problems suffering from ADHD but every morning when in elementary school I remember going outside to see the sunrise and felt that morning heat and I promised myself that I would always look on the bright side of life that waking up every morning was a gift that learning was a gift that I could not ignore and thus came to be grateful every single day I get to breathe. "Nada mas abrir los ojos cada dia es tanta dicha que no quiero desperdiciar" those are the words on a beautiful song from my island Puerto Rico called inspiration by cultura profetica it's translation means that just opening my eyes every day is so much joy that I don't want to waste any minute of it.

  37. Domas B

    Domas B13 minuta më parë

    What if in the black hole live waht falls in there like a another world

  38. Just A Dude

    Just A Dude13 minuta më parë

    You know, I'd use the word 'appreciation' over 'gratitude'. The use of the term 'gratitude' inherently creates more negative emotions because it's implying that your unhappiness is the fault of you being an ungrateful bastard. Otherwise, love the article.

  39. Dave Von Saunder

    Dave Von Saunder14 minuta më parë

    The Buddha was right the whole time. This desire and craving creates suffering.

  40. NITHIN S

    NITHIN S14 minuta më parë

    Thankyou very much!

  41. Anuj Chaudhary

    Anuj Chaudhary14 minuta më parë

    This is one of your best videos. It made me cry with joy. I request you to do more of these. Once a year for this is not enough. You don't know you might be improving lives. Thanks a lot.

  42. PuffTheCat Puff

    PuffTheCat Puff15 minuta më parë

    Is the book going to have a limited print?

  43. Agusn2000

    Agusn200015 minuta më parë

    Como amo estos videos. Te Super enganchan.

  44. Ryan Frigo

    Ryan Frigo15 minuta më parë


  45. C Comrie

    C Comrie16 minuta më parë

    Omg I’m shook

  46. Steve Rubio

    Steve Rubio16 minuta më parë

    Hi Philipp, I wanna ask you something. There is some concerns about new youtube rule regarding to content appealing to the kids. On of article said that the "animated characters" can be characterize as content for kids. Do you have any problem with this rule? since all of your video are animated character.

  47. markus jackson

    markus jackson16 minuta më parë

    this video makes me realise all the bad things about myself. and thats everything. fuck off

  48. Tommy Eleven Incognito

    Tommy Eleven Incognito17 minuta më parë

    I hope Yang loses this is really a stupid idea

  49. James Wu

    James Wu17 minuta më parë

    Actually this self stuff is honestly universal and is at the top of my favourite content of yours. Will definitely be checking out the gratitude journal.

  50. Yossoss

    Yossoss17 minuta më parë

    Some people don’t feel gratitude, I know some people who really needed help with math. They thanked me, but whenever I need something from them they would just not help me. Some people be like that. And it makes me sad, for how they treat me. But that doesn’t stop me from being nice to them. One day they will realize. Or maybe not.

  51. Alexeon

    Alexeon17 minuta më parë

    I'm grateful this channel exists. I always learn so much and I feel like the information imparted is very useful to know. Thanks, Kurzgesagt!

  52. Jakov Krezo

    Jakov Krezo18 minuta më parë


  53. Jacob Gibson

    Jacob Gibson18 minuta më parë

    "We don't want to be a self help channel" Well too fucking bad. We need you.

  54. Brandon Wilson

    Brandon Wilson18 minuta më parë

    Damn they really just broke down my journey over the last 5 years of finally finding peace within myself and figuring out why i would get so anxious, depressed, and reclusive at times. The first and most important step (from what ive found) is practicing self love. If you dont love yourself then how can you truly express genuine love to someone else. Or even accept it. And the perfect way to do it is exactly how this video describes. Write love letters to yourself. Make yourself laugh. Eventually youll start to think those thoughts of self love more frequently because youre actively focusing on it. Once I finally realized that im actually a pretty alright/chill person, i realized that pretty much everyone is an alright/chill person. And everything is okay. Because it is ok. This video is incredible.

  55. NegaSonic TeenageWarhead

    NegaSonic TeenageWarhead18 minuta më parë

    I'm so grateful for this channel

  56. Humanoid is me

    Humanoid is me18 minuta më parë

    Hi Kurz, how is it like being in YT 2019 rewind. Also keep up the awesome vids!

  57. Sofie Sails

    Sofie Sails19 minuta më parë

    Strange though, how human hypocrisy can downplay even the most simplest of solutions. I know one filled with gratitude, she thanked her brother for the smallest of things seeming genuinely grateful. Yet, at the end of the day even with all the successes garnered she was childishly selfish, acted like a loser, and suffered selfish sadness from the lowest of things. She would hurt herself for the attention of others, much that it bought her. This confuses me because she would always promote gratitude.

  58. Damien R.

    Damien R.19 minuta më parë

    I’m grateful to Kuregesagt for this video and the others that came before. Yup, already feeling better 🤩

  59. Vincent Lee

    Vincent Lee19 minuta më parë

    Actually I don’t mind getting an ad at the beginning and end of the video rather than one in the middle at 5 minutes 😫

  60. Tommy Eleven Incognito

    Tommy Eleven Incognito19 minuta më parë

    This is a stupid idea

  61. Jaden Cadwising

    Jaden Cadwising20 minuta më parë

    Kurzgesagt: There are no magic pills for happiness Press X to doubt

  62. Charlie & Summer

    Charlie & Summer20 minuta më parë

    What about phages

  63. mail2bigbrother

    mail2bigbrother21 minutë më parë

    That's how you ask more likes for this video. Talking about gratitude.

  64. Mohammed Danish Uddin

    Mohammed Danish Uddin21 minutë më parë

    My antidote for dissatisfaction is ALHAMDOLILLAH 😊

  65. Nightlight Sparkle

    Nightlight Sparkle21 minutë më parë

    inaccurate & judgemental

  66. Håkon Marcus

    Håkon Marcus23 minuta më parë

    Thank you, Kurzgesagt, for your integrity, your craftsmanship and your general good will towards everyone.

  67. Gorm Auslander

    Gorm Auslander24 minuta më parë

    I was really worried as he began the video what he might say. There are indeed a lot of sources speeding misinformation, so when he said the key was gratitude, I was so relieved. I have had the opportunity to meet with many successful people, and a few have become good friends. In my counseling with them, I have learned a lot about what seperates those who achieve the things they desire and those who waste away, and gratitude is one of the biggest.

  68. Josh C

    Josh C25 minuta më parë

    You do an excellent job at these topics in a way noone else does. I have personally taken bits from the other 2 videos I consider every day. As many as you like, each one opens my eyes to something new. Thankyou Phillip.

  69. Field Marshal Akajima

    Field Marshal Akajima25 minuta më parë

    The military inside your body

  70. Elijah Masquelier

    Elijah Masquelier25 minuta më parë

    Thank you for making this video. I don’t usually talk about this but nobody will read this anyway: I’ve been dealing with depression for a few years now, and definitely dissatisfaction, mostly with myself but also with my life in general, has played into that. Several of your videos lately have really helped me out, and I’m grateful for that (see what I did there?) I’m gonna try out this gratitude journal idea. I certainly think that if I tried to be more grateful about small things, it can help a ton. So thanks!

  71. Artemis526

    Artemis52626 minuta më parë

    I really really hate this concept of gratitude I'm seeing pop up everywhere. Gratitude means complacency. I have no reason to be grateful to live in such an exploitative world. I refuse to be grateful for the roof over my head when others don't have one. I don't need reciprocity to do good things for others. I never expected anything in return but i still try to do my best for others. And if someone does something unsolicited for me I don't owe them gratitude. Why should i be grateful that my situation is not worse. To me gratitude feels like a threat for not being happy with what I have. I am not. I want better. And I don't mean materialisticaly. I'll use water as an example. It's like saying you should be grateful for the water you have. It's my right to have this water, why should i be grateful for it? I can appreciate the the water, the taste, how it quenches my thirst. The difference between gratitude and appreciation is subtle, but I think it's an extremely important one. Gratitude implies being happy about something (which is probaly why it leads to less drepression or greater satisfaction. But then it feels insencere to say your grateful about something when you are really not). Being greatful also feels like you are expressing it to someone or to a situation, and it introduces a feeling of being indebted towards that "other". I really think gratitude is over used and it's probably something that comes with the privilege wealth (materialistic or otherwise). And when you you don't have that wealth, practicing gratitude is imposed upon you to prevent you from rising up.

  72. Mich Tai Mifune

    Mich Tai Mifune28 minuta më parë

    Thanks to You

  73. Hugh Janus

    Hugh Janus28 minuta më parë

    You know you are popular when your comment has 23k replys and the whole comment section has 12k comments.

  74. Sam Silver

    Sam Silver28 minuta më parë

    Animation is so smooth!

  75. East Side Soulja

    East Side Soulja28 minuta më parë

    Nobody gives payback in this time....

  76. Nick Orlove

    Nick Orlove29 minuta më parë

    Thank you kurzgesagt im not sure a lot about my life. But at the very least i know im grateful to have found this channel.

  77. Noppon Chhim

    Noppon Chhim30 minuta më parë

    I truly think, thus is the best video for me this year. Thanks!! Even as a teen, you summarize my past 5 years from 4:27. Such as sad time to spend my life. But I think I have grown and learn now. Thanks!

  78. memo taro

    memo taro30 minuta më parë

    I remember reading this last month in my freshman English class

  79. Niels Pausma

    Niels Pausma31 minutë më parë

    Love you guys

  80. Bil Ert

    Bil Ert31 minutë më parë

    @Kurzgesagt What's your educational background?

  81. Yaiphaba Yaiphaba singh

    Yaiphaba Yaiphaba singh31 minutë më parë

    A question what does gravity really attract

  82. COURAGE Zzz

    COURAGE Zzz31 minutë më parë

    I just want to play thats it.

  83. Cosmic World

    Cosmic World32 minuta më parë

    It is very important to interact/touch as it may release oxytocin.

  84. StelfTIGRESS

    StelfTIGRESS32 minuta më parë

    Anyone else watching this high 😂

  85. hesham hany

    hesham hany33 minuta më parë

    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم "وَإِن تَعُدُّواْ نِعْمَةَ اللّهِ لاَ تُحْصُوهَا إِنَّ اللّهَ لَغَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ" "If ye would count up the favours of Allah, never would ye be able to number them: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful" الحمد لله على نعمة الاسلام .

  86. Apollo FGC

    Apollo FGC33 minuta më parë

    Scientists developed CBT uwu

  87. Abhishek Chakrasali

    Abhishek Chakrasali34 minuta më parë

    I'm great full to this video

  88. Graven_Noctua

    Graven_Noctua34 minuta më parë

    Stoicism ! ! !

  89. Malt

    Malt34 minuta më parë

    I love you guys

  90. EuroRep Star

    EuroRep Star34 minuta më parë

    that video is depressing....

  91. HALOX30

    HALOX3035 minuta më parë

    Of all the videos about loneliness this one is like looking in a mirror. I feel like shit and now i know why.

  92. Heinskitz

    Heinskitz35 minuta më parë

    What a fantastic video! For a channel that likes to teeter on the verge of giving me an existential crisis, this was refreshing! P.S. It's a topic that's been on my mind for some time now, so it's also good to get a different, more scientific perspective on it.


    UOIAUAI35 minuta më parë

    i need an antidote to youtube rewind, quick

  94. Eli Lanzo

    Eli Lanzo36 minuta më parë

    I'm grateful for these awesome videos you guys pump out on the regular

  95. Rexcaliburr

    Rexcaliburr37 minuta më parë

    This... this makes the law of attraction so much easier to believe. Thank you.

  96. Navid M

    Navid M37 minuta më parë

    "selfish individuals were identified and shunned" *Looks at the world's billionaires and political leaders*

  97. Lenka Cigaňáková

    Lenka Cigaňáková38 minuta më parë

    Bruh the drills from Steven universe be lookin more deadly

  98. Hovant

    Hovant38 minuta më parë

    'Those who feel and practice gratitude the most are happier and have less depression' It could equally be that happier people are in a position where, their situations being generally more agreeable, have more to be grateful for. This sounds like stretching correlation into causation.

  99. Booni

    Booni38 minuta më parë

    Please don't keep this type of self-help video limited at one per year!

  100. MKE

    MKE39 minuta më parë

    I'm not a bad human being. I'm bad at being human.