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 Пре годину
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
Free Freak
Free Freak Пре месец
Lol so are you implying that I should be grateful for the time spent watching this video?
Le GuyInGreen
Le GuyInGreen Пре 5 месеци
Love this series on how social conditions effect people and I love the wholesome endings, really humbling narratives and brilliantly structured videos. Thank you so much
Sekaye Knutson
Sekaye Knutson Пре 5 месеци
I am one of those people who hate it. I’m incredibly grateful for everything I have, so much so that it’s crippling. I don’t deserve it. I’ve let everything and everyone down. I don’t deserve this wonderful house or my wonderful friends. I need to be better, or none of it matters. Gratitude is not an antidote so much as a indication.
Lucas Arnack
Lucas Arnack Пре 6 месеци
Phillip, please keep posting these contents and all the contents you can create. Kurzgesagt is the best channel on RStoolss :)
rickimi Пре 6 месеци
I imagine your 'ohai' voice like Suzuha's from Steins gate.
Miro Пре 51 минут
while "gratitude" may sound like another word used by people who use hashtags... (this cracked me up!)
Maryanne Пре сат
Okaaay fine I'll swallow my cynicism for a few minutes and try this gratitude journal. Thanks 👍
Zuck is watching
Zuck is watching Пре 2 сата
Three things I’m grateful for: 1. I’m grateful for Philipp having the courage to make this video 2. I’m grateful for Philipp being such a sincere and honest creator unlike many other on RStoolss 3. I’m grateful I’m alive so that I could watch this video Conclusion to all this: we fkn love u Philipp, thank u for being such an awesome human being
Esraa Mostafa
Esraa Mostafa Пре 5 сати
ببساطه في الإسلام الحمد لله على كل حال🤍
Selomé's Tarot
Selomé's Tarot Пре 7 сати
Exactly what I needed. Thank you
SVURulez Пре 9 сати
I haven't watched the video. Is the answer "lower your expectations"?
SVURulez Пре 9 сати
Ah yes, it basically is.
Tristan Drew
Tristan Drew Пре 13 сати
Well I'm grateful for this video. It's made me wonder whether the more of something you have, the less satisfied you become (we already know this is the case for incremental utility per unit consumed). As a member of a developed western society, on the one hand I know I'm extremely fortunate and grateful for good healthcare, relative safety, access to food and products to name a few. Yet I feel incredible guilt on reflection that despite this, and having a house and other luxuries, those that don't who I have met tend to have an abundance of positivity and gratitude which is contagious and inspiring. I'm still finding myself feeling dissatisfied despite knowing I shouldn't be entitled to be. I feel capitalism is a paradox, the best and worst thing. Perhaps if more people had the gratitude trait it would have stifled innovation, creativity and a desire to develop more of everything which is innate to humanity, yet this same evolutionary advantage has left us enslaved in envy at others who have more of what is now deemed markers of social success. I'm not a socialist either, but I recognise the disparity in resource accumulation (eg big house) coupled with the natural 'hunter gatherer tendency' is the cause of a lot of self inflicted hardship that would be alleviated if most people had similar things, were grateful for what we have and society wold turn to helping each other as opposed to being selfish. It's stressful having debt overhanging your head, be it mortgage or student loan repayments. People offering favours without expectation is so rare nowadays that I'm truly grateful when it does, although pride brings impatience in repaying the debt.
Devin Пре 20 сати
7:10 fav screen saver lol
Carter Crawford
Carter Crawford Пре 22 сата
that 10:01 time stamp really messing with all the OCD people watching this haha
JinxE Пре 22 сата
I'm grateful that I am still in school I'm grateful that I have a good relationship with my closest family I'm grateful that I get to experience new things every day I'm grateful that I am physically able I'm grateful that through years of practice, I have become more robust I'm grateful for people who try to be the best version of themselves they can be in that moment I'm grateful that I am here, that I am alive I'm grateful for the love I have for myself, and that I accept all of me exactly as I am, along with being ready to become even more
Chaos Incarnated
Chaos Incarnated Пре дан
Naa. Screw people. Emotions are overrated. Caint wait untill AI eventually enslaves us all.
Apatchio Vat0957
Apatchio Vat0957 Пре дан
Grateful for coffee
davi ferreira
davi ferreira Пре дан
why did this video make me cry?
Mert Пре дан
Kurzgesagt: You don't need to buy anything from anyone to practice gratitude. Also Kurzgesagt seconds after: Buy our gratitude journal to practice gratitude.
iMands Пре дан
1. I'm grateful for my parents 2. I'm grateful that they work so hard for me 3. I'm grateful I enjoy school. 4. I'm grateful I can eat well every day 5. I'm grateful I have chance to achieve my dream 6. I'm grateful facilities are open in my country 7. I'm grateful for the opportunity to live abroad 8. I'm grateful I have a computer 9. I'm grateful I have a piano 10. I'm grateful for your channel for the last two videos I watched (This one and "Loneliness")
Joshua Gomez
Joshua Gomez Пре дан
“There’s no pill for happiness” that means u havent heard of ecstasy my friend
Aubree Swart
Aubree Swart Пре дан
Very helpful. Feel free to do two per year :)
Aubree Swart
Aubree Swart Пре дан
I like that you made a journal
vlad gociu
vlad gociu Пре дан
Kurzgesagt dose more to help then enteyer contruies
Tye Yung
Tye Yung Пре дан
If you wanna try, we made a thing. Love it 🤣
Flooby Badoop
Flooby Badoop Пре дан
Whenever I think about being grateful, I just think 'life is barely tolerable right now. If it were any worse, it would be absolutely unbearable. So, I either feel kind of crummy all the time, or be in true suffering.' If you asked me if I would like to continue living while in the latter state, I would say yes, but if you asked the same question in the former state, the answer would be no. This just feels like our brain tricking us with chemicals, and the true answer is to learn how to change our brain chemistry.
Patricia Assis
Patricia Assis Пре 2 дана
💕🤗 esse vídeo foi muito útil
Elif Demirci
Elif Demirci Пре 2 дана
this video is amazing
Cupcaek Пре 2 дана
All this video did was remind me that I am the mess I think I am.
bluze Пре 2 дана
you should make a video about dissociation or dpdr disorder
Lerros ID
Lerros ID Пре 2 дана
this is very helpful. I'll try this
Manacharge Mystica
Manacharge Mystica Пре 2 дана
I didn't know kurzgesagt been trying to make a better world since 2019. Thanks for your high quality scientific channel!
Raghav Пре 2 дана
God bless the creators of this channel❤️❤️❤️
Breno Paz
Breno Paz Пре 3 дана
i cried while watching this
5:35 The plant on the right is actually a Pokémon. How did they get away with copyright infringement?
Seema 1
Seema 1 Пре 4 дана
Antidote to Depression, Dissatisfaction and the ensuing rivalries and thus the Scarring or wounding of others- Grab Less, Live a REAL Life, Don't be a Post-it on social media for anything and everything or pry on others'. Live and Let Live.
Bradley Taniguchi
Bradley Taniguchi Пре 4 дана
Enlightenment is the state of finding gratitude in existence itself. You exist, enjoy it. That's literally it.
Adriano Roncoroni
Adriano Roncoroni Пре 4 дана
Im grateful this channel exists
zlyungbluetooth Пре 4 дана
Man, the background music hit way too hard
CheeseAdd1ct Пре 4 дана
Victor Erickson
Victor Erickson Пре 4 дана
this is hitting different over a year into covid lockdowns... thanks Kurzgesagt
ForestHermit88 Пре 5 дана
Gratitude is really an incredible thing. And it's really true that going through a traumatic or difficult time can make you more grateful in the long run. Personally, living through the global COVID-19 pandemic has made me a thousand times more grateful for so many things in my life, I couldn't begin to list them. Despite the uncertain state of the world, I can honestly say that I am the happiest I have ever been in my life, even though I have depressed and anxious days. In a very weird way, I'm even grateful for this horrible period in human history! lol
Daniel Пре 5 дана
Gratitude: thank you sir, for making me inferior. I will start embracing my life role as a background character that work to make life better for my gifted people
Manly Tears
Manly Tears Пре 6 дана
You say it's almost insulting to self-reflect, yet the world isn't together in peace, and we have amazing technologies that the previous generation only dreamt of because of this chronic misery we inflict on ourselves. Dissatisfaction was the key to humanity's development of everything, because we wanted more, so we changed things then be satisfied with the present. All I'm saying is this: gratitude changes our vision of the present, so we could try new things, adjust our personality and helps us to find happiness in the current situation. Yet, ironically, dissatisfaction was and still is a strong motivator that drives civilization and your life forward. Seek gratitude, but don't treat dissatisfaction as an enemy or curse. THE reason why you might seek gratitude is because you are dissatisfied with your current life's happiness. Treat your depression/anger/hate/dissatisfaction as part of your happiness. The fuel that is inherent in the car that's driving your life.
steve Пре 6 дана
the people who disliked this video just dont want to be happy period
Ecromancer Пре 5 дана
Marco Aboytes
Marco Aboytes Пре 6 дана
I'm grateful I've discovered this channel
Ecromancer Пре 5 дана
@Marco Aboytes Yeah
Marco Aboytes
Marco Aboytes Пре 5 дана
@Ecromancer hehe :)
Ecromancer Пре 5 дана
Who is not???????????????
Ecromancer Пре 6 дана
Everyone here is so nice
OTC GAMER Пре 6 дана
Dissatisfaction is just one of the emotions that make you , your brain and your consciousness Losing it will only make you lose yourself and fall into the void of nothingness
Yael Levi
Yael Levi Пре 6 дана
I can't do this because I don't have that many things I'm grateful for. Writing anything down would be like lying. Even though I'm not showing it to anyone. Saying I'm grateful for things I'm not grateful for won't work.
Lyrics' mv
Lyrics' mv Пре 6 дана
Why i'm not greatful -because i don't have money
KACHKATV Пре 6 дана
Myla Jairus
Myla Jairus Пре 7 дана
That’s what she said
C D Пре 7 дана
I'm not dissatisfied because I don't have something, I'm dissatisfied because the world is fucking awful. Humanity is cruel and I don't want any part of it.
Andi Kraxberger
Andi Kraxberger Пре 7 дана
The first minute of this video hits different.
Daniel Cassidy
Daniel Cassidy Пре 7 дана
CBT isn't therapy, it's systematic gaslighting.
Mohamed Sayed
Mohamed Sayed Пре 7 дана
abi Пре 7 дана
Is this don't satisfy you. Try Jesus.
Developer Jake
Developer Jake Пре 8 дана
Me: *it’s free real-estate*
Stephen Emerson
Stephen Emerson Пре 8 дана
Marijuana makes everything satisfying
Thạnh Phạm
Thạnh Phạm Пре 8 дана
Stupid science The science of brain was high the word is that the Earth spins inertia, Children also know that inertia doesn't cause A wheel to spin forever . Science can Not explain why volcanic energy is 10.000 times stronger than the atomic bomb ? Positron + and electron -- rotate very rapidly after 4, 6 billion years of creating the Earth ' s core, so the core of the Earth rotates very quickly like A super large electric turbine that produces super large electrical energy, it is this enormous electrical energy that drives the Earth rotates, it is this huge electrical energy volcano is 10.000 times stronger than the atomic bomb If volcano erup ts on the seabed, it will create A terrible tsunami. Every second the Earth ' s core pushes into space 146 000 tons of electricity, the emitted Earth ' s magnetic field flies in circle, returning to its original position after 10 seconds , thus pushing the moon to orbit the Earth in order
Boris Chang
Boris Chang Пре 9 дана
It’s called Zoloft. Hello!
Yeah Boi
Yeah Boi Пре 9 дана
Most of the issues humanity has is somehow related to love. Everybeing on the planet: "I wAnT ThIS"
Yeah Boi
Yeah Boi Пре 9 дана
"Keep you expectations low, boy. And you'll never be disappointed." -A Very Wise Bearded Immortal Who Killed His Father And All His Siblings For No Good Reason.
Rama Dmr
Rama Dmr Пре 9 дана
I am grateful for this RStoolss channel
Zach Lane
Zach Lane Пре 9 дана
No idea how I never found this channel before but wow! I needed this vid too as I have Been away from family due to covid.. Can’t wait to start my journal!
MiloHughLeraar Пре 9 дана
I am grateful to be in a relationship with a partner who cares about me, and to have two kids who are honestly such nice people. I am grateful for my physiotherapist who never makes me feel judged about my injuries. I am grateful for couches and beds, and that I have some in my house now. I am grateful for coffee in the mornings. I am grateful for fruit. I am grateful to have a boss at work who is actually really supportive and understanding. I am grateful for matching socks.
ThinkingMind Пре 10 дана
Introduction is relatable
fudge Пре 10 дана
I love you
fudge Пре 10 дана
You guys are wonderful people
farid elfadani
farid elfadani Пре 11 дана
Thank you
pahan95 Пре 11 дана
I'm grateful for a wholesome family I'm grateful for my neice Im grateful for my job I'm grateful to be driving a nice car I'm grateful for being known as a nice person
tushar nagare
tushar nagare Пре 12 дана
This is the best channel on RStoolss so far
Henlo, I'm Bremd
Henlo, I'm Bremd Пре 12 дана
The youtube really knows me.... These days have been hard, and im loosing interest of the world...
Obsolete Пре 12 дана
Im grateful for my girlfriend Im grateful for my friends Im grateful for the chances i receive in life Im grateful for school and the subjects im interested in Im grateful for this channel, always helping me in my darkest times
Aymane Souieh
Aymane Souieh Пре 12 дана
Mick jagger approves
Alexis Conrad
Alexis Conrad Пре 12 дана
anyone else notice the bell sprout ?
Kashish Rawat
Kashish Rawat Пре 12 дана
1. I feel grateful for being beautiful. 2. I feel grateful for having a tiny interest in my studies. 3. I feel grateful for earning a little. 4. I feel grateful for knowing a secret place near my house where nice cool winds blow 5. I feel grateful for knowing BTS even these 5 were so difficult to find sigh
igreine annie macfergus
igreine annie macfergus Пре 12 дана
that's due to capitalism failure
The Gourmet Golfer
The Gourmet Golfer Пре 13 дана
Getting school of life vibes here
Roman Herndz
Roman Herndz Пре 13 дана
Grateful for this video !
Flavio Piccioli Cappelli
Flavio Piccioli Cappelli Пре 13 дана
i love the perfect synthesis of social pressure at the beginning, thank you
M Z Пре 13 дана
im grateful for still being alive, for my family and friends, for a house and food, for the modern day comforts, im grateful that i can keep trying everyday
Melanie Cruz
Melanie Cruz Пре 14 дана
I am grateful for my family I am grateful for my boyfriend I am grateful for houseplants I am grateful for fresh air I am grateful for having a roof over my head.
Ilyana Пре 14 дана
Writing things that you feel grateful for actually works. A friend of mine told me about that and at first I didn't do it because I thought that it was quite silly, but after some weeks doing it, I've been able to realise how many good things happen everyday. Even when I stopped writing it for some weeks, I kept in mind the same positive and grateful vibes I used to have while writing this kind of "diary of the good things", and actually, I have already written quite a lot. I'd recommend to not to erase anything from it and not reading it in some time. When some months have already past, you can start reading it and it'll be a great memory for you and also, when you have written several pages you'll also notice how many good things there are out there
Muhammet Şamil ***
Muhammet Şamil *** Пре 14 дана
LİFE is worthless no matter what...
Jason Tran
Jason Tran Пре 14 дана
next up from Gratitude, how to nuke a city LOL this is why I love Kurzgesagt
Aakash Dutta
Aakash Dutta Пре 14 дана
Once a year?! Once a month at least please _/\_
Cofused Pancake
Cofused Pancake Пре 14 дана
Please, can you guys make a video about apathy? I feel really good watching this kind of videos and I've been in a hard situation with apathy so I think it would help others too :D
Nerz Пре 14 дана
Wait, materialism is a NEGATIVE trait?
MRA The Imperfec10
MRA The Imperfec10 Пре 14 дана
"When you think you're a loser, always think that somewhere out there there's someone wanted to be in your shoes" -Random Quotes I've always remember
Gabriela Marques
Gabriela Marques Пре 15 дана
Nick V
Nick V Пре 15 дана
My god you have done a lot of work. High-quality and useful content - as always! 😉
Ecromancer Пре 15 дана
Sad thing I like this less because of my health teacher SADDDD I still like but
yammy chan
yammy chan Пре 15 дана
more videos like this please 😭
Akbar Kufri
Akbar Kufri Пре 15 дана
this video came to me at the right time i can't be more grateful by seeing this. thanks man, like thank you very much
Yerli Edit
Yerli Edit Пре 15 дана
Imagine you have borned in Afganistan and couldnt prevent yourself to laugh your situation. Even thet tragedy it self drives people to mock with. When you cant find dopamine supply you eventually start to creat from nothing
سِمة Пре 16 дана
thank you❤️
hedgehog3180 Пре 16 дана
I feel like an important caveat is that if you've been subjected to gas lighting this can often backfire.
Daniel Vigo
Daniel Vigo Пре 16 дана
You´re really making a difference. Thank you.
VMDante Пре 16 дана
Thank you 👍
Shubhankar Dekhane
Shubhankar Dekhane Пре 16 дана
PLEASE make more such PERSONAL emotions-related videos!!!!!!:pls
Ivar Пре 16 дана
I work too much. I crave very little. And I wish I could just 1/3 of what im working now
Ichigo Hoshimiya
Ichigo Hoshimiya Пре 16 дана
1. I'm grateful my parents are alive 2. I'm grateful I have a place to live 3. I'm grateful I get to eat everyday 4. I'm grateful to get an education 5. I'm grateful I have access to internet 6. I'm grateful my covid is not that serious to get me to icu 7. I'm grateful I found this channel
Anna Podsiadlo
Anna Podsiadlo Пре 16 дана
amazing! Please make more than one per year ! Absolutely amazing!
Tanner Blue
Tanner Blue Пре 16 дана
1.I am grateful for my loving parents,and my siblings,even if I wanna stab them a lot! 2.I am grateful I go to a good middle school! 3.I am grateful my parents raised me with more discipline than most! 4.I am grateful that I have a few,very good,friends! 5.I am grateful that I look above average,and have no illnesses at all!
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