An Antidote to Dissatisfaction

Birt 8 des 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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  • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

    • Phillip, please keep posting these contents and all the contents you can create. Kurzgesagt is the best channel on ISchats :)

    • I imagine your 'ohai' voice like Suzuha's from Steins gate.

    • Thanks, Philipp :)

  • The best

  • Plot twist: Kurzgesagt posts videos about existential crisis to make us grateful that we're alive right now

  • I cant wait to die.

    • Yet, I have to wait to die.

  • Love it !

  • Ngl I started watching their videos just to see the birds

  • 5:30 this is gonna be me after covid

  • Anyone who is into this kinda stuff should def check out Jordan B Peterson!!

  • If you need a self help channel, check out "school of life" and "The pursuit of wonder"

  • 0:55 you're telling me that CBT can induce positive feelings?

  • short answer - no expectations meant no dissatisfaction

  • La animación esta brutal!! Me encantó.

  • Thank you.

  • I am grateful for these incredibly beautiful animations! they leave me in awe everytime

  • I am graetfull for you to exists

  • My feelers...

  • Alimentando el algoritmo

  • This came around in my suggested again, and I am grateful that it did. It really gave me a bump in the right direction when I needed it. Thank you.

  • I have a warm home, a bed and food on the table veryday. Makes me feel like i shouldn't be sad of crying everynight. I am grateful but at the same timw my gratefulness makes me feel guity because im so privileged to have been raised in a loving home. WTF

  • So... the antidote to dissatisfaction is almost dying of cancer. Got it!

  • Moral of the story: you can only be happy when you are happy and only sad when you are sad.

  • Is materialism something bad???(3:50) I am materialist myself and playing Stellaris only as fanatic materialist. So it's kinda weird to me when it stands along with character traits like narcissism etc.

  • NOOOOO, I deserve to suffer

  • Let's be grateful for such good quality of videos made by those cute little birds.

  • Amazing channel as always so outstanding 😛❤️ that is almost everything The consciousness is what it takes I have been in that position and hope this video really can’t make people awake and starting seeing

  • I just wrote an essay about how you need to help others to be happy and I was really worried that I was gonna do bad, but then a couple hours after I turned it in, this video got recommended to me. I got a 100 on the essay.

  • I’m going to be extremely grateful when we can stop wearing masks and just live a normal life again.

  • I feel really grateful to have access to such quality videos for free, thank you so much❤

  • why do some people even dislike??

  • Thank you so much Philipp. You and your team have improved and enriched the life of millions of people. Your work is beautiful, it really is.

  • Thanks

  • Another master piece by in a nutshell. Actually all of their videos are

  • I think your idea look like the stoicimus of Zeno it think about the death and u have gratitude with everything

  • This video basically explains that your whole life and experience of it all depends on your mindset!

  • I'll start being more grateful when the world stops being run by corrupt oligarchs Most people are dissatisfied because they're getting fucked over and they know it.

  • This channel is the antidote

  • Super fantastic work!

  • merci

  • This need to be thought in school. Thank you.

  • what a beautiful feeling that to have a good channel kind of like you guys :) From Azerbaijan with love! keep going :)

  • No, there definitely needs to be more videos like this one. Especially after 2020.. boy this series aged very well.

  • wow! In my religion we have to pray five times a day and show our gratefulness to the lord, Now I'm understanding it better

  • I am grateful for having listened to this channel.

  • Kurzgesagt literally told us the truth and beyond

  • This was an important video. Kurgesagt, you really care about people.

  • :(

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  • I watched this video before being diagnosed with anxiety and depression. I'm watching this again now. I'm starting CBT with my therapist soon, and I think I'm going to try gratitude journaling. This channel is truly and inspiration. Thank you Kurzgesagt team, for producing videos that are still inspiring and helpful more than a year later, and will likely be helpful many years in the future.

  • I can’t give two thumbs up so here is the second one in the comments 👍

  • (:

  • I meditate

  • i so agree with this video, I've started practising gratitude since last year or before that and I can tell, I have changed in a good way. Last year was horrible everyone says but I tried to find the positive things on that, I had a road accident last year in October and fractured my right arm and hip but all I thought while I was laying on the road was, I'm so grateful that I'm alive, yeah the recovery period was super tough but I kept reminding myself, it was a blessing that I was alive. I have chronic back pain and one night I couldn't sleep because of it and then I practised gratitude, I told myself how grateful I was to have a back with no serious injuries, I sent many positive vibrations to my back and it stopped aching, yeah I was surprised too , since then I've been believing in gratitude.

  • i feel gratitude towards the fact Kurzgesagt exist, even with some problem from the past.

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  • Good video. The best way to develop an Attitude of Gratitude is to thank G-d every day for all the blessings that He has given you. "Thank you G-d for creating me, thank you for eyes that work, for my family, for hands and feet that function, thank you G-d!" Next, don't forget to thank others for the favours they do for you.

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  • Loved this!

  • I play gacha games

  • I’ve been feeling this way for a couple years now and just now finding this video at 5am 😭

  • I have been using a gratitude journal for over a year now, and I have recently purchased Kurzgesagts journal. Their journal is great and keeps me motivated to journal. Having a gratitude journal has changed my life, things do not bother me as much anymore.

  • i was wondering why i changed for the better this pandemic, i think it was because of the journals i started making. ill continue on to do journals to maintain gratitude thanks for the enlightenment!!!

  • Actually insane how I am grateful for watching this video. Being grateful for watching a video about being grateful. Can't be better than that. It sure feels weird saying this but it also feels right. So, I'm grateful for the ISchats Algorithm for showing this channel to me. I'm grateful for being able to watch these videos, which I'm grateful you guys makes these too.

  • Gratidão pelo vídeo

  • Thank you

  • I think this video is deeply problematic and I'm unsubbing because of it. I know that 1 person unsubbing doesn't effect your channel so I don't expect you to take this criticism seriously. This video reeks of privilege. It paves over the idea that dissatisfaction can be a call to action. Systemic inequality is not a force of nature- it's human greed. I'm dissatisfied with life because I'm actively being oppressed by the powerful and wealthy. I also happen to be very grateful for what I have and work hard to keep it. There is nothing fun about being forced to play a rigged game.

    • I’m grateful i’m not a selfish prick like you that criticizes a video that is only meant to help people. Of course they aren’t talking about dissatisfaction with inequality, they’re just trying to show that there is a better view in life for those who believe they have lost their purpose on this planet.

  • "Traps that modern life has set for you" - oh, you mean the traps that PEOPLE have set for me? Predatory marketing and systemic inequality aren't forces of nature.

  • Kurzegesagt is a wonderful channel but it focuses a lot about Western society (that being mainly European or continental Americas) while Ancient human stuff applies in other societies still. Things that mostly don't apply are newer society things like the reliance on cell phones, etc.... I'm pretty sure I did a poor job explaining because I am horrible at explaining things but I hope it gets the point across.

  • now i´m grateful for having become grateful over the past years/ being naturally grateful to some degree. i had already noticed/ still notice (with lots of gratitude, great fascination and joy, of course) how that´s changed my life and person, even, for the better. now i know why. so inspiring, thank you! :)

  • Gratitude towards Kurzgesagt!

  • hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :(

  • I want a video about why none, and I mean absolutely none of the advice you find online works for the mentally ill.

  • Thanks.

  • which branch of psychology does this fall under? "Positive" psychology? Does this all fall under human behavior? Self learning :D appreciate any help

  • as someone said "if you only do what you love,You'll make it an excuse if you fail in life"

  • Actually, videos like this are good, do more of that would not be bad

  • In Communist North Korea, no one is dissatisfied. Everyone is smiling. Great praise to the leader.

  • if it is preached by hashtaggers let it be thoose whom speak truthful and meaningful, shall be recognized as “friendly” & not “hostile”

  • I am grateful for: 1. Having someone to share my thoughts/feelings with. 2. Having a nice home to stay. 3. Our relatively healthy bodies and that of family and friends and wellbeing including a great diet. 4. That I have energy to go out and do things. 5. Trying new activities, capturing and sharing those moments.

  • I m grateful for the kuzergast in a nutshell 🔥

  • Thank you!!!

  • Actually the solution is coffee and amphetamine salts.

  • For me, it's kind of the opposite. If anything good happens to me, I feel like it should be worse. That fate should be against me

  • The Way of Gratitude is a hard way for modern humans still its not impossible, 😁

  • Honestly i am grateful for this channel

  • "... Aiming for anything less than your dream job is failure..." The realisation that it's not is so liberating. Life made so much easier in less than 10 seconds. ❤️ Beautiful channel!

    • Even Sandeep Maheshwari never elaborate like this

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  • There's a prager u video making an identical point to this.

  • 7:29 what if you can't.

  • Want to recommend this video for my friend struggling depression but i worry that this might backfire..what do you think about it? Need some advises * english is not my first language*

    • @Devious ArtZ Oh thanks for your advise!! i should give it a try

    • I think this would be a good video to help a person with depression, but also people with depression need comfort, depending on what they are depressed about. But yea, i totally recommend this video! It helps me to watch it again once in a while

  • the animation and transition are done so damn well!

  • If comparative experience improves happiness, the last 15 years are going to make my next 15 absolute bliss, haha

  • Oh my god, the Dungeons & Dragons reference was amazing. I almost missed it

  • 한국에서는 절대로 가능하지 않은 소리

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  • One of the greatest videos I've watched in my life... every time I am watching it, I am having tears running. The simplicity of gratitude in our complex lives has a profound impact in our points of view.

  • I feel like I didn’t know I could be greatful for all these things... but one thing I’m actually pretty greatful for is the fact that this video exists. So thanks guys!

  • This is the FIRST Kurzgesagt i have seen Without an intro

  • thanks for video

  • “Be grateful to Allah for whoso is grateful is grateful for the good of his own soul.” [Surah 31, Ayah 12]