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
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 6 dias atrás
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 7 dias atrás
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 Mês atrás
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
Priyanka Raghuthaman
Thanks for the video. 👍
Aaron Martin
Aaron Martin 2 meses atrás
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.
Khánh Mai
Khánh Mai 2 horas atrás
Jiff Pop
Jiff Pop 3 horas atrás
Watching a video of a young version of myself tear open present wrappings piece by piece and getting more enjoyment out of that than actually getting a present made me realize how important being happy in the moment really is.
Famous Cryp
Famous Cryp 7 horas atrás
ONE vid a year?? I know your not self help channel but can we at LEAST do 2 or more? I feel like its great to have a more scientific look at these problems and the self improvement community will appreciate it
Rajeev Nair
Rajeev Nair 14 horas atrás
This channel is literally the most wholesome thing on BRvid ever, no personal agenda at stake. Just wanting to help and educate the general population with no expectations 😄😄
Mohammed Rafeeq
Mohammed Rafeeq 14 horas atrás
I love the soundtrack ! Amazing content. ❤️
loner wolf
loner wolf 22 horas atrás
This is why Mark Manson told us to not give a f***
Benjamin Tenorio
Benjamin Tenorio 23 horas atrás
¡I love this channel!
Ragna8859 Dia atrás
"You dont need to buy anything for this " Proceeds to sell a diary.
Sunny Gupta
Sunny Gupta Dia atrás
That's my problem I appreciate more than they actually did for me.😔
Raham Amir
Raham Amir Dia atrás
This was such a great video and it gave me perspective at a time that I really needed it. “So I am grateful to you kurzgesagt”
Narong Roth
Narong Roth Dia atrás
Thank for the videos and hard work, this videos makes my day 🙂 I'm grateful!
NachoCheese Dia atrás
You claim gratitude isn't the cure for bad feelings but immediately claim it "An *Antidote* to Dissatisfaction" *directly* in the title of the video, please make up your mind!
MrHothead099 Dia atrás
The only problem with this loop is that you can not manufacture/fake it. It must be genuine.
Faizan Ahmad
Faizan Ahmad Dia atrás
"If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]" ~Quran (14:7)
marioreds Dia atrás
Best Kurzgesagt video to date. I mean, all your videos are very high quality, but this one is really the top in both the message and the animation.
Семья Романий
"Alive friend 74"
Жибек Дубирова
Strong bear 07
Mitchel Wiranegara
Mitchel Wiranegara 2 dias atrás
Stephanie 2 dias atrás
Can you do a video about grief?
Ajay Verma
Ajay Verma 2 dias atrás
Please make one on overcoming insecurities.
LunaLoud 2 dias atrás
so this is the *thing* I need just to be happy?
Billy Traites
Billy Traites 2 dias atrás
Wow can't believe how on point this is with me I can't explain how uplifting this video was to watch thank you soo soo much kurzgesagt
Insert Username
Insert Username 2 dias atrás
I watched this video a few months ago and I'm so thankful! It has changed me a LOT. I realized that I was not paying attention on things that I currently have. Instead, I focused on what I don't have which used to make me feel unsatisfied and moody. But thanks to this video, I'm so much more positive now! Thank you so much for this amazing video!
Nidhoggr 2 dias atrás
I am grateful for the cute animations, the comfortable vocie and interesting information in these videos. Also, I enjoy that these videos seem realistic. Not to positive, not to negative, but just right. That is much more encouraging than an over exaggerated focus on the positive. Coming from me, which tends to have a rather bleak outlook on life.
Hediye Nur
Hediye Nur 3 dias atrás
İnanılmaz derecede kendimi iyi hissettirdi teşekkürler💕
SugarDawn 3 dias atrás
Therapy doesn't work and has never worked, don't even bother trying it. I went through 6 therapists over the course of a year and none of them helped. Don't know why I wasted the money.
Howaitorufu 3 dias atrás
"There are no magic pills for happiness" ekhem.... We happy few
Likesha 3 dias atrás
Just....umm thank you
Achilleas Boulogiorgos
I am gratefull for Kurzgesagt but I cannot be gratefull for some people for whom I do so much work, I am helping them to work through these dificult times but instead I see NO gratitude from them. Instead they see my efforts like I owe them everything I do for them. Perhaps for some people gratitude is not in their DNA
Serachfan 4 dias atrás
"Your life is better than you thought". That!
disgrace to homo sapiens
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 4 dias atrás
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 BRvid, chapeau bas.
Highlight Hoops
Highlight Hoops 5 dias atrás
Kurzgesat reminding me about my mental health be like (:
Titian Titiam
Titian Titiam 5 dias atrás
One of the best BRvid channels there is!!!
RandyPig 5 dias atrás
I'd kiss you guys if i could
The Lone Wanderer
The Lone Wanderer 5 dias atrás
“Gratitude is for dogs”
Dev Hunter
Dev Hunter 6 dias atrás
Gorgeous video
Michele e i Rettili
Michele e i Rettili 6 dias atrás
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 6 dias atrás
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 6 dias atrás
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 6 dias atrás
Fabulously Motherly
Fabulously Motherly 6 dias atrás
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 6 dias atrás
nah, I think i'll just take drugs and die
Chocolate dark
Chocolate dark 6 dias atrás
Maha Don
Maha Don 6 dias atrás
k alejandro
k alejandro 7 dias atrás
This actually really helped.... Thank you
Smooth Che
Smooth Che 7 dias atrás
Nithin Neyyan
Nithin Neyyan 7 dias atrás
' Dissatisfaction is the Symptom of an ambitious Mind " 👌
JCarlos J
JCarlos J 7 dias atrás
Jesus is the Answer, Only an infinite God can fill an infinite hole in our lives!
JCarlos J
JCarlos J 3 dias atrás
RolandZ 1228 Unless you accept Jesus in your life and surrender to him, your life will have no meaning.
RolandZ 1228
RolandZ 1228 3 dias atrás
JCarlos J Go fuck yourself you crazy religious asshole. There is no jesus or god in this world.
Neal Sterling
Neal Sterling 7 dias atrás
Thanks for the video!
Alex Atlas
Alex Atlas 7 dias atrás
After finished this video. Thank you for Great this video!
KARL MAXXWELL 7 dias atrás
I am greatfull that this channel exists...
Hoshimaru57 8 dias atrás
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 8 dias atrás
Hoping to go out with friends with the mask one day
Renger _10
Renger _10 8 dias atrás
Busy teacher 18
Amazing Konnor
Amazing Konnor 8 dias atrás
thank you for this video
Mukta 8 dias atrás
"Life feels amazing after getting over a crisis." This is damn true
chile9615 8 dias atrás
I am grateful for buffets 😧
Ian Murdoch
Ian Murdoch 8 dias atrás
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 8 dias atrás
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 8 dias atrás
Senoozy XD
Senoozy XD 9 dias atrás
kaan Ulker
kaan Ulker 9 dias atrás
This is recounts me.
Andrea Ureña
Andrea Ureña 10 dias atrás
No entendí ni verg4 no se ingles
Aria Singh
Aria Singh 11 dias atrás
Why did i end up here after mr.beast's riddle?
Andy Ren
Andy Ren 11 dias atrás
At 3:31, who is playing a very slow ping pong game in the background??
Fálkor 11 dias atrás
thanks for the video. i will start my journal
HarmonicPsyche 11 dias atrás
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
Neutralizer 3 dias atrás
No, the whole video isn't made for advertisement. They just advertise their merchandise related to the topic of the video so people can support them by buying it. You know, it takes lots of work to research and animate.
MelloBoiyoiy 11 dias atrás
I thought the antidote to dissatisfaction was satisfaction
Gabriel Garcés
Gabriel Garcés 11 dias atrás
Gratitude journal, entry one: - I'm grateful for Kurzgesagt
Alec Frazier
Alec Frazier 11 dias atrás
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 11 dias atrás
Amazing loved it
Christopher Best
Christopher Best 12 dias atrás
I'm sat here, depression blaring. I literally got emotional at the idea I'm going to be happy again.
Sawyer Northrop
Sawyer Northrop 12 dias atrás
How to cure depression: Look at the Kurzgesagt birds for a while
Phine 13 dias atrás
When your'e german but won't search for the German version
2 Real
2 Real 13 dias atrás
I’m so obsessed with this channel.
gilbololigist 13 dias atrás
Holy snap the first part of this video is full on
Sagacious Apotheosis BLM
Love humanity
Björn 13 dias atrás
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
Love, Peace & being High is a way of life
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 13 dias atrás
This video got me crying. 😭Thank you Kurzgesagt for getting me out of this depression.
Mrkens Pickle
Mrkens Pickle 14 dias atrás
손승현 14 dias atrás
Manuela Gascon
Manuela Gascon 14 dias atrás
Thank you for This vídeos
Agnaldo Gomes
Agnaldo Gomes 14 dias atrás
Best BRvid Channel
Yaleska Bailon
Yaleska Bailon 14 dias atrás
Abla español
SC Wong
SC Wong 15 dias atrás
Really love this interesting piece! Thanks!
J D 15 dias atrás
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.
Love, Peace & being High is a way of life
Been thr but get well soon
creeper nors
creeper nors 16 dias atrás
"wandering man 04"
DJ11 TB 16 dias atrás
Trump just oozes gratitude right????.
Sou ha
Sou ha 17 dias atrás
This was just Sooo goood ,
True Violet
True Violet 17 dias atrás
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 17 dias atrás
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.
Insert Username
Insert Username 2 dias atrás
That's a great idea! I'll definitely try that out Thank you 😊💖
runtyrobot 17 dias atrás
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 17 dias atrás
Painstakingly elaborating on the obvious, in a nutshell
진형김 18 dias atrás
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 18 dias atrás
These are the videos that we don't want But we need
Joo aka Encio's undershirt
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 19 dias atrás
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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