An Antidote to Dissatisfaction

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  • Published on Dec 8, 2019
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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

    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. shop.kurzgesagt.org/
    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

    • Chris Toph
      Chris Toph 14 hours ago

      Very, very, very, very good animations!

    • Kalamardox
      Kalamardox 27 days ago

      Yey

    • Marco Trevisan
      Marco Trevisan Month ago

      I have a very scientific approach to life and self-improvement, and it's over two year I keep a gratitude diary. So... spot on, Kurzgesagt and Philipp! But I understand your reticence about not looking like a self-help channel. I think that, as long as you cite your scientific resources (published papers, etc), at least in the description, you are on the safe side.

    • Post Fecal Mortem
      Post Fecal Mortem Month ago

      Thank you for all of these videos, I've always liked your science videos but damn! I needed this video just right now and even after watching the topic I was afraid but I think it will be pretty helpful. Thank you very much!

    • Akansh Arya
      Akansh Arya Month ago +1

      Hey you guys are in the TheXvid rewind 2019
      Congratulations!!!!

  • Austone
    Austone 9 minutes ago

    Thank you 🙏

  • matter
    matter Hour ago

    I'm grateful but still dissatisfied

  • Kirill
    Kirill 2 hours ago

    awesome video!

  • ridho mohammad
    ridho mohammad 9 hours ago

    How to grow a "gratitude" ?

  • Sara Eftekhari
    Sara Eftekhari 9 hours ago

    I would really recommend Daylio as a very easy, convenient and fast way of r cording good things that happen and moments of good mood.
    It's an app.

  • Sara Eftekhari
    Sara Eftekhari 9 hours ago

    7:36 yo this sounds arbitrary, but it actually works. Journaling ONLY the good things that happen to me has helped me feel more content. These good things happening being:
    Showering
    Cleaning my room
    Eating a wholesome meal
    Practicing the violin
    Spending time with family
    Working in all my free periods at school
    All little things that mean a lot to me
    I suppose next is focusing on things others did for me:
    Dad drove me to school today
    Mum made me a sandwich for breakfast in a situation where because i had gotten up late I'd have been even mor late to school otherwise
    My sister introduced me to a really good tick tock video
    I showed erhu music to my sister which she enjoyed
    All this teaches you to put importance on on things you do for yourself, what others do for you and what you do for otherd

  • water skull
    water skull 11 hours ago

    아니 제목은 한글인데 자막은 한글이 없네?

  • Agustín Miguel Fiorio
    Agustín Miguel Fiorio 11 hours ago

    "a lot of self products that implies that is your fault for not working hard on yourself enough"
    oh my god.... so true. I recently found myself saying that i was a failure for apliying to just 3 jobs and getting cero response from them. I even said that i wasted my time and defraud my parents for making them paid for my education... my god this is fucking stupid. Jesus christ, self steem is a stupid lie that never ends and doesn´t do anything for our sanity. It's always there to remind your mind, everytime you fail what happened was you weren´t "brave" or "hard working" or the worst one "confident" enough. What the fuck does that even mean, if i see a bunch a bullys of course my 12 ys me would not mess with them but me at 26 i will fucking tell them to stop and get the fuck out before i call the police on them, but if you place me right now in a highly competitive work of course i'm gonna fail. Then i guess i should "work on my confidence"... until my 35 -45 ys me finally has the willpower to survive in that shitty environment.
    When will i ever be free? I think i'm gonna ask myself this question a lot frequent
    Fuck self improvement! It helps but fuck you

  • Mariana Conceição
    Mariana Conceição 11 hours ago

    I just want to congrat you, creators of this channel, for all the amazing content alongside with these amazing animations. They are educational, motivational and with an incredible beauty. Thank you. I'm grateful for all of you.

  • 김사이다
    김사이다 16 hours ago

    제목은 한국언데 왜 한국자막이 없냐

  • Rezureckt
    Rezureckt 17 hours ago

    im grateful for being able to write this comment and be a smartass

  • kazi maimuna
    kazi maimuna 18 hours ago

    wait is no one going to talk about how mad cute that dog is?

  • astra
    astra 23 hours ago

    ❤️❤️

  • grugruu
    grugruu Day ago

    happiness = reality - expectations

  • Jú Firjam
    Jú Firjam Day ago

    now i'm crying

  • Jasmine Ke
    Jasmine Ke Day ago

    To what degree is it true that those who are more privileged/financially well off are happier/more satisfied?

  • Rubens Rubinho
    Rubens Rubinho Day ago +1

    Uau!!! Se ao menos uma pequena porcentagem da população pudesse praticar a GRATIDÃO e sair da seu mundinho de egoísmo quão incrível seria.
    Vídeo ótimo!!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍👍
    Sou grato a esse canal!

  • dansam95
    dansam95 Day ago

    I ordered my journal on December 25. I have received it yet. 😕

  • 훈이팝송 적어주는 남자

    한글 자막좀 추가해주세요 ㅜㅜ

  • Jeroen de Bruijn

    Several years ago I went to a anti depression course, where they reached out with different methods to beat depression. One of the things they taught was indeed to write down, or at least take time to think of positive things that happened during the day. Given its simplicity, and knowing I am a bright guy, I was very unconvinced this would work. Rather every fiber in my body scoffed at this. I reluctantly told the psych I would do the exercise, if only to show him it does not work. The most irritating thing of doing this exercise, especially the first few times, it that it did work for me. I really disliked something so simple actually worked so wel for the complex mindset I had.
    Other things, like meditation and relaxation exercises dit not do much for me. In fact, the only other thing truly worked for me, is finding a new hobby I could love to do. So now nearly each weekend, i go out in nature or to a zoo, to photograph wildlife or nature. Its outside, I get some mild exercise, Get dome sunlight to convert to Vitamine D. And if i feel a case of the blues coming up? yes, i start recollecting positive things happening to me again. Because it freaking works.

  • Lucas Gomes
    Lucas Gomes Day ago

    You guys are awesome omg. Love u guys!

  • 말미잘
    말미잘 Day ago

    제목은 번역되있는데 왜 자막은 없어 ~~~!

  • 156
    156 Day ago

    생존일지.. 43일차..
    아직도 한국어 자막이 추가될 기미가 보이질 않는다..
    처음 나오자마자 앗, 완전 흥미로운 주제자낭?! 하고 나중에 볼 동영상에 추가해두었지만.. 도대체 언제.. 아니 자막이 나오긴 할까.. 내가 영어지문 다 적어놓고 해석하는게 더 빠를듯 하다..

  • Douwantsometacos

    Dude I feel no gratitude, I’m confused

  • Cruz Herrera Channel

    An antidote too easy DMT, LSD and shrooms.😂😂😂

  • Bobby
    Bobby Day ago

    Shut the fuck up

  • FelineHYPER
    FelineHYPER Day ago

    We're not robots

  • Doggy Dougga
    Doggy Dougga Day ago

    thank you,
    I'm grateful you guys exist

  • Nicolas Beaufils
    Nicolas Beaufils 2 days ago

    Amazing work, thank you !

  • Aaron Römer
    Aaron Römer 2 days ago

    These gratitude and lonlieness videos felt exceptionally well made though, so i am gratefull for all the work you put into these.
    date 12018, 12019 nice :D
    A video suggestion: Wim Hof Breathing and the bodies ability to heal, cause lately there were a few nobel prizes in medicine won concerning research done around the wim hof method. This intersects with topics such as depression, happiness, auto immune sicknesses and inflammation.

  • Heksje Lilly
    Heksje Lilly 2 days ago

    This channel is awesome!

  • yerba02
    yerba02 2 days ago

    Love your videos Philipp, I and got to say a big THANK YOU because they work like yeast for my curiosity

  • Rana Harris
    Rana Harris 2 days ago

    a big part of islam is gratitude. being thankful for what you have. this needs to be noted.

  • Manusia Pacet
    Manusia Pacet 2 days ago

    Iam so gratitude too found ur channel and subscribe it thanks

  • Edgar Gallardo
    Edgar Gallardo 2 days ago

    THANK YOU.

  • drkcortex
    drkcortex 2 days ago

    what a good fucking major scale, which virtully makes you feel grateful

  • drkcortex
    drkcortex 2 days ago

    fuck your spiritual bullshit.

  • drkcortex
    drkcortex 2 days ago

    be grateful of this miserable world @kurzgesagt wtf* shit happens, be grateful. forget the evil in this world. polyanna

  • Quick Silver
    Quick Silver 2 days ago

    Gratitude. Thank me later...

  • SolycCandy
    SolycCandy 2 days ago

    Thank you!

  • 체르베르
    체르베르 2 days ago +2

    왜 한국어가 없는거야ㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏ

  • UberKrassMann
    UberKrassMann 2 days ago

    moral of this video: it is your fault for not working hard enough at it you ungrateful pile of shite.
    i do love when these type of videos set out to give non-generic advice and then end up giving generic advice.
    "ey, dumbass, just cheer up and be more grateful and everything will be fine."
    damn dude. there is so much oversimplification in this video that it actually makes me feel gross inside.
    getting mobbed at work because people don't like that you're different? be more grateful!
    constantly stressed because you have to work at the absolute limit of your capacity in order to stay alive? be more grateful!
    your wife left you, killed your dog, took the kids and is trying her best to destroy your life? be more grateful!
    as we all know, being more grateful is the end all fix to, make you
    popular, socially accepted, successful and happy. so why haven't you
    fixed yourself yet you broken moron?
    @ HEY YOU GOT THAT PART RIGHT!
    come on kurz gesagt. i expected more from you than this general "fix
    your life with this one strange trick, evidence shows it MAY PERHAPS
    work" garbage.

  • UberKrassMann
    UberKrassMann 2 days ago

    moral of this video: it is your fault for not working hard enough at it you ungrateful pile of shite.
    i do love when these type of videos set out to give non-generic advice and then end up giving generic advice.
    "ey, dumbass, just cheer up and be more grateful and everything will be fine."
    damn dude. there is so much oversimplification in this video that it actually makes me feel gross inside.
    getting mobbed at work because people don't like that you're different? be more grateful!
    constantly stressed because you have to work at the absolute limit of your capacity in order to stay alive? be more grateful!
    your wife left you, killed your dog, took the kids and is trying her best to destroy your life? be more grateful!
    as we all know, being more grateful is the end all fix to, make you
    popular, socially accepted, successful and happy. so why haven't you
    fixed yourself yet you broken moron?
    @ HEY YOU GOT THAT PART RIGHT!
    come on kurz gesagt. i expected more from you than this general "fix
    your life with this one strange trick, evidence shows it MAY PERHAPS
    work" garbage.

  • Segio Siea
    Segio Siea 2 days ago

    Before this video I was extremely sad never really wanted to go out and just cried a lot after I was so happy I’ve engraved this video Into my heart and can now be extremely happy no matter what the situation thank you kurzgesagt (hope I spelled that right)

  • Yauri Monterrey
    Yauri Monterrey 2 days ago

    Hola, gracias por el vídeo, chao.

  • Robinson Goseb
    Robinson Goseb 2 days ago +1

    Kurzgesgt:We r all different
    Also kurzgesgt:We r all one

  • samuel berard
    samuel berard 3 days ago

    I cried like 4 forth time . Thanks for the video

  • Romka SV
    Romka SV 3 days ago

    some nonsense, I am a transgender who wants to be a girl, self-reflection in no way helps me to become her and be happy.

    • Robinson Goseb
      Robinson Goseb 2 days ago

      U need to believe in order to get whatever geez

  • Blake Cromley
    Blake Cromley 3 days ago

    "What does the middle finger mean on Krypton? Gratitude?"-Batman to Superman

  • Peter Inácio
    Peter Inácio 3 days ago

    an antidote to chaos

  • ThrasherTheKid
    ThrasherTheKid 3 days ago

    Your animation has gotten much better! Thanks for making the world, smarter and healthier!

  • Sajad Sabor
    Sajad Sabor 3 days ago

    it is mostly genetics and biology.

  • What a Name
    What a Name 3 days ago +2

    Kurzgesagt is like that one uncle who you rarely meet but tells you all kinds of things and is a great emotional support.

  • What a Name
    What a Name 3 days ago +6

    It's amazing how we get these kinds of content for free. People badly need this, a therapy, since people usually wouldn't go into an actual session because either: too expensive or wouldn't want to waste their time on it. Honestly, I'm grateful that there are groups like Kurzgesagt who makes such contents for everyone.

  • Am Eru
    Am Eru 3 days ago +1

    My head wont stop thinking and i cant understand the video. But anyway good luck with whatever youre dealing in with life guys. Love ya

  • ANsOn II
    ANsOn II 3 days ago

    I am a head injury case. It is hard to create gratitude.

  • Mad Squirrel
    Mad Squirrel 3 days ago

    “Wondrous is the affair of a believer, as there is good for him in every matter; this is not the case for anyone but a believer. If he experiences pleasure, he thanks Allah and it is good for him. If he experiences harm, he shows patience and it is good for him.”
    Prophet Mohammad as quoted in Muslim Hadith 2999.

  • Lucas Zhao
    Lucas Zhao 3 days ago

    This video has literally stopped some people from ending their own life, your contributions are more than a nice animation and cool subject, you have saved lives via information. Thank you, so much.
    “Only you, can help you.”
    -A Hanging Branch

  • Honey Cakes
    Honey Cakes 3 days ago

    This channel hurts my heart cuz it’s mostly calling me out. I love it