An Antidote to Dissatisfaction

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Everybody is familiar with the feeling that things are not as they should be. That you are not successful enough, your relationships not satisfying enough. That you don’t have the things you crave.
In this video we want to talk about one of the strongest predictors of how happy people are, how easily they make friends and how good they are at dealing with hardship. An antidote against dissatisfaction so to speak: Gratitude.

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell Hace 8 meses
Ohai! For a change a few personal words. My name is Philipp and I started this channel almost seven years ago - you don’t know my voice but you have heard my words because I write most of our scripts. Oh boy. This was a hard video to make. Gratitude felt vaguely risky to do as a topic. It has this aura of cheap Instagram hashtag self help stuff. Some of you will hate this video deeply, and the thought of that made me pretty anxious writing it. Gratitude was not supposed to be a video topic originally. Just like the Nihilism and Loneliness videos, the script was based on personal struggles and part of the process of dealing with them. And so it felt right to make gratitude a video too. But Kurzgesagt is not a self help channel, so we'll keep this sort of content at roughly one or two per year. We hope they are helpful to some of you. If you care for my take on how to practice Gratitude, we made a Kurzgesagt Gratitude journal to combine the science with practical tips. Edit: PRE-ORDER is available again. Please note: You don’t need to buy this or anything else to practice gratitude - you only need a pen, a piece of paper and 5 minutes. Thank you for watching our videos and reading this comment. Being able to do Kurzgesagt means a lot. To me and the whole team. - Philipp
shreyas pamaraju
shreyas pamaraju Hace un día
Hello kurzgesagt your channel is really awesome 👌 even in grade 9 my science teacher has shown one of youre videos to the class We hope to see you for many more years
Mai Nguyen
Mai Nguyen Hace 2 días
The content of your each video is astonishing. I really appreciate your hard work to create such great videos. Particularly, this video helps me have deeper understanding about my feeling then control it better. Keep going team!
mythirdchannel Hace un mes
Hey Philipp! I love your work :D I know it's not the type of topic you'd normally cover, but as far as I'm concerned I think it's a worthy subject and that you all did a great job. I've known this about Gratitude for a while, I took a course in positive psychology a few years ago, and this is a good time to practice it, especially since these are dire times (deep into 2020 while watching this). I just wanted to leave a positive note <3 take care.
Priyanka Raghuthaman
Priyanka Raghuthaman Hace un mes
Thanks for the video. 👍
Aaron Martin
Aaron Martin Hace un mes
Thanks! Also, you don't have to be a self help channel, but that doesn't mean you have to limit yourself to 1 or 2 personal videos a year. If you want to, that's fine, but if not, do what you want with this channel. It's yours, after all.
disgrace to homo sapiens
disgrace to homo sapiens Hace 9 horas
One really simple way to feel gratitude is to just look outside. We tend to dismiss the scenery around us because we see it everyday but if you take a moment to absorb it it's actually very calming. I especially like looking at the sky, I even heard somewhere that the key to happiness is looking at the sky seven times a day.
Mariusz Nowak
Mariusz Nowak Hace 14 horas
In the pile of trash that is today's internet, one diamond shines brightly- Kurzgesagt. Amount of work that you put in your videos is insane. Absolutely amazing,if i could, i would give you thousands of subs and milions of likes. The best channel on ESwomen, chapeau bas.
Highlight Hoops
Highlight Hoops Hace 23 horas
Kurzgesat reminding me about my mental health be like (:
Titian Titiam
Titian Titiam Hace 23 horas
One of the best ESwomen channels there is!!!
RandyPig Hace un día
I'd kiss you guys if i could
The Lone Wanderer
The Lone Wanderer Hace un día
“Gratitude is for dogs”
Dev Hunter
Dev Hunter Hace un día
Gorgeous video
Michele e i Rettili
Michele e i Rettili Hace un día
I loved this video, made me tear. My life is great and i didn't need these informations because i already think myself as a really greatful person. But still i was so moved by the way this video is presented that i cried. I imagined how many people could benefit from this and this made me feel happy. I love your work, this is without doubt the best channel on youtube, we love you! Thank you.
Shreya Lele
Shreya Lele Hace un día
The first thing I'm gonna write in my diary is that to have internet access because that's how I came to the video
arafat rasool
arafat rasool Hace 2 días
that was an amazing video and i really felt it even after having watched hundreds of hours of self help videos. subscribed. also i would buy your gratitude journal when i have the money
Amy Amy
Amy Amy Hace 2 días
Fabulously Motherly
Fabulously Motherly Hace 2 días
strangely enough, I didnt really understand fully gratitude until I met this old korean lady on the bus. She hardly spoke any english but she gave me a peppermint candy before I got on the bus, then 40 mins later, she gave me another peppermint candy as I got off the bus. Now every time I feel down or not worth it, I think about how I was worth her time to interact with me, language barrier and all, twice, to give me little peppermint candies. This was about a year ago, and she probably doesn't remember it cause it was such a small thing she did, but I'l always remember that day. Every time I think about it, it makes me so happy.
Doomed Hace 2 días
nah, I think i'll just take drugs and die
Chocolate dark
Chocolate dark Hace 2 días
Maha Don
Maha Don Hace 2 días
k alejandro
k alejandro Hace 3 días
This actually really helped.... Thank you
Smooth Che
Smooth Che Hace 3 días
Nithin Neyyan
Nithin Neyyan Hace 3 días
' Dissatisfaction is the Symptom of an ambitious Mind " 👌
JCarlos J
JCarlos J Hace 3 días
Jesus is the Answer, Only an infinite God can fill an infinite hole in our lives!
Neal Sterling
Neal Sterling Hace 3 días
Thanks for the video!
Alex Atlas
Alex Atlas Hace 3 días
After finished this video. Thank you for Great this video!
I am greatfull that this channel exists...
Hoshimaru57 Hace 3 días
I wouldn’t be as dissatisfied if I didn’t wake up every Monday morning feeling like I’d had my foot/ankle run over. Because if I didn’t have this crippling pain I’d be working full time and have 4-5 days off a week to do as I please. Or I could get a job during the week doing whatever was required of me and make a living. It’s always pain standing in my way. Without it I believe I’d be free. Without it, I could have been a manager for my work by now. 3 very long days a week, but ultimately worth it for the time and money to make a living and have some semblance of a life.
Mehrdad Farahmand
Mehrdad Farahmand Hace 3 días
Hoping to go out with friends with the mask one day
Renger _10
Renger _10 Hace 4 días
Busy teacher 18
Amazing Konnor
Amazing Konnor Hace 4 días
thank you for this video
Mukta Hace 4 días
"Life feels amazing after getting over a crisis." This is damn true
chile9615 Hace 4 días
I am grateful for buffets 😧
Ian Murdoch
Ian Murdoch Hace 4 días
Honestly, one of the best videos Kurzgesagt has made. Amazing little discussed topic, great explanations and script, and the best human design I've seen on this channel so far.
Matcha Hace 4 días
I think the word gratitude is often used in poor ways though. Like if someone needs a new jacket or pair of shoes because their old ones are worn out or don't fit right and some mean person is like "Just be grateful you have shoes" or something stupid like that. Or a kid complaining that they really don't like the taste of their dinner (different people have different tastes, shocking I know) and their parents say "Be happy you have food, some kids are starving" I don't think anyone hearing negative statements like these would feel happy, just rejected, unloved, and maybe a misplaced sense of guilt. Sometimes you do need some new item because your old one just doesn't work anymore (whether that's a bike, shoes, a car, ect.) or you can't stand the taste of something or are even allergic to it. Thankfully no one ever said things like that to me as a kid, but I have heard other parents/people say similar things. Any way I have a really negative association with that word(s) for some reason. Instead I think I'd make a list of things that made you happy today. I had the day off, so that was nice. Breakfast was alright I suppose, nothing special, but tasty enough. I went for a nice walk and it wasn't too humid out today, and it didn't rain. Dinner was good I organized my room recently and it looks better now, the incense I got smells good too. Yeah, my life isn't super exciting, but it's peaceful.
aMekki Hace 4 días
Senoozy XD
Senoozy XD Hace 4 días
kaan Ulker
kaan Ulker Hace 5 días
This is recounts me.
Andrea Ureña
Andrea Ureña Hace 6 días
No entendí ni verg4 no se ingles
Aria Singh
Aria Singh Hace 6 días
Why did i end up here after mr.beast's riddle?
Andy Ren
Andy Ren Hace 6 días
At 3:31, who is playing a very slow ping pong game in the background??
Fálkor Hace 7 días
thanks for the video. i will start my journal
HarmonicPsyche Hace 7 días
I love your content, but waiting until the last minute to mention that this video is one long advertisement felt really deceptive. I lost some of my trust in this channel because of this video
MelloBoiyoiy Hace 7 días
I thought the antidote to dissatisfaction was satisfaction
Gabriel Garcés
Gabriel Garcés Hace 7 días
Gratitude journal, entry one: - I'm grateful for Kurzgesagt
Alec Frazier
Alec Frazier Hace 7 días
This is so true. I was always depressed and didn't have it easy. I worked my way from behind homeless as a teenager all the way to being at corporate at a phone company, yet I was the most suicidal id ever been. I was such a pessimist. Then I went to jail, and later prison in 2019. Staring at a wall for 12 hours a day and imagining what the future will hold for me, when i fix my life and turn it around brought me more joy than ever before. I starting looking at life through the lense of a glass half full. Even so much as being able to hop in my car and go get McDonald's brings me overwhelming joy. Appreciate life and have gratitude. Its the best medicine you can get.
Abhyuday Singh
Abhyuday Singh Hace 7 días
Amazing loved it
Christopher Best
Christopher Best Hace 8 días
I'm sat here, depression blaring. I literally got emotional at the idea I'm going to be happy again.
Sawyer Northrop
Sawyer Northrop Hace 8 días
How to cure depression: Look at the Kurzgesagt birds for a while
Phine Hace 8 días
When your'e german but won't search for the German version
2 Real
2 Real Hace 9 días
I’m so obsessed with this channel.
gilbololigist Hace 9 días
Holy snap the first part of this video is full on
Sagacious Apotheosis BLM
Sagacious Apotheosis BLM Hace 9 días
Love humanity
Björn Hace 9 días
If I'd have to write 3 thing that I'm gratefull for every week I won't last longer then maybe a few months
I like Fun
I like Fun Hace 9 días
This video video pisses me the fuck off, what is satisfaction? why do we need It? see this video is good objectively but it's so fucked subjectively, this world doesn't make much sense and u expect us to write shit down and be happy?lmao wtf Edit:I could easily kill myself if I was depressed and get reincarnated into a baby and get love,shelter,food and attention in good ways that could give me peace and joy but since this life we live is a game apperenly we gotta do what we like and this is easy however the is not religion in this stuff but I'm doing good so far however this world is exhausting I swear however only hope I have now is that u guys will release that part 2 video of consioussnes in order to give me deep insight on the racing minds of us.
Antique TV
Antique TV Hace 9 días
This video got me crying. 😭Thank you Kurzgesagt for getting me out of this depression.
Mrkens Pickle
Mrkens Pickle Hace 9 días
손승현 Hace 10 días
Manuela Gascon
Manuela Gascon Hace 10 días
Thank you for This vídeos
Agnaldo Gomes
Agnaldo Gomes Hace 10 días
Best ESwomen Channel
Yaleska Bailon
Yaleska Bailon Hace 10 días
Abla español
SC Wong
SC Wong Hace 10 días
Really love this interesting piece! Thanks!
J D Hace 10 días
Know what's sad? I almost immediately zoned out and suddenly at 3:33 realized I wasn't even paying attention. I was just staring through my phone, off into space... That's how broken I am right a very dark place.
I like Fun
I like Fun Hace 9 días
Been thr but get well soon
creeper nors
creeper nors Hace 12 días
"wandering man 04"
DJ11 TB Hace 12 días
Trump just oozes gratitude right????.
Sou ha
Sou ha Hace 12 días
This was just Sooo goood ,
True Violet
True Violet Hace 13 días
I dont know if I can trust a gratitude journal that's made by the same people who frequently give me existential crises.
Benn 2429
Benn 2429 Hace 13 días
to be honest instead of the journal thing I just have a lil chat with my friends about what we are grateful for that day, it has made me more grateful and I've grown closer to my friends.
runtyrobot Hace 13 días
This video has been instrumental for me in the recent months. I started a gratitude journal right after I watched the video - and it helped me be happy again. It helped me to enjoy the little things and properly appriciate the great things in life.
Sough Hace 13 días
Painstakingly elaborating on the obvious, in a nutshell
진형김 Hace 13 días
I recently have been in depression and this video pulled me out of it. My gratitude shall be yours. Danke schön, Kurzgesagt! I am a fan of yours starting today!
Mishari ALharshan
Mishari ALharshan Hace 13 días
These are the videos that we don't want But we need
Joo aka Encio's undershirt
Joo aka Encio's undershirt Hace 14 días
this channel background music is so good that sometimes i end up paying more attention to it than the topic, and had to replay the video lmao
Knightrider 2000
Knightrider 2000 Hace 14 días
I'm grateful for this channel when it brings a solution for anything even the weirdest, dumbest, or craziest questions that any people around the world has ever talked......😖😂👍
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