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 NutshellÅr sedan

    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

    3 månader sedan

    Lol so are you implying that I should be grateful for the time spent watching this video?

  • Le GuyInGreen

    Le GuyInGreen

    6 månader sedan

    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

    6 månader sedan

    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

    7 månader sedan

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

  • rickimi


    8 månader sedan

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

  • Karthik Bharathi
    Karthik Bharathi7 timmar sedan

    The graphics in the video are impeccable 👌👏

  • Randy Kern
    Randy Kern8 timmar sedan

    I don’t agree you that you should t be satisfied if you reach anything less than a dream job. That is huge. You should always reach for the stars, otherwise what’s the fucking point

  • Suvikhya Siingh
    Suvikhya Siingh11 timmar sedan

    Thank you for such kind words and for this beautiful video ❤️lots of love

  • Tristan Pena
    Tristan Pena13 timmar sedan

    I feel bad when I get honor role and I hate it, it's just sucks

  • SaimonSERGE
    SaimonSERGEDag sedan

    I am grateful to you Kurz for making nice videos for us.

  • Bernae
    BernaeDag sedan

    This video brought to you by the establishment. Stop being ungrateful, you proles!

  • Freddo Smith - The Wheelchair Guy
    Freddo Smith - The Wheelchair GuyDag sedan

    I'm grateful for this video ❤️

  • Aniruddha rao
    Aniruddha raoDag sedan

    "Being able to taste" Foreshadowing much?

  • Edward Green
    Edward GreenDag sedan

    Excellent video, thank you!

  • なりみや784
    なりみや784Dag sedan

    그래서 한국인들이 감사를 잘 모르는구나 이기적이라서

  • Jacq Qulen
    Jacq QulenDag sedan

    Why misery is addictive? I don't like it but I feel like I need it

  • Sarvesh Terkar
    Sarvesh TerkarDag sedan

    That's the reason gratitude is given more importance in Hindu religion

  • Flower Flower
    Flower Flower2 dagar sedan

    1. I'm grateful for food and roof over my head. 2. I'm grateful for my father who loves and provides for me. 3. I'm grateful for the life my mother and my grandmother shared with me. 4. I'm grateful to be attaining my degree soon. 5. I'm grateful to be in a peaceful country. 6. I'm grateful for my health.

  • acorn 5
    acorn 52 dagar sedan

    i feel attacked by the intro

  • Arrobas
    Arrobas3 dagar sedan

    1. I am grateful to still have my grandparents are still around. 2. I am grateful I have a very good standard of living thanks to my parents. 3. I am grateful I have some friends. 4. I am grateful and I am in relatively good health all things considered (the pandemic). 5. I am grateful I have a creative mind I guess.

  • Sleepwalker
    Sleepwalker3 dagar sedan

    i'm grateful to be able to watch this video

  • anish gautam
    anish gautam3 dagar sedan

    I used to watch this channel for knowledge and curiosity since there wasn't any better channel for it. Now when things are going hard mentally, videos like these show up to help you stay happy and solve your issues. How great can this channel be!

  • Faustin
    Faustin3 dagar sedan

    How can you feel grateful for the warmth of sunshine? I thought you can only feel grateful towards someone. So, who's to thank for the sunshine?...unless you believe in that invisible man who sits in the sky and sees everything. Lol

  • Denny Lewis
    Denny Lewis3 dagar sedan

    I ordered this to help me see the positives in life and it was stolen off my front porch

  • Csaba Zubor
    Csaba Zubor3 dagar sedan

    You should to be satisfied and grateful with all of those good things around you.

  • ꧁Felix dub꧂
    ꧁Felix dub꧂4 dagar sedan

    I feel emotionless ngl, no matter what happens my reaction is always pretended

  • Anonymous_user038
    Anonymous_user0384 dagar sedan

    I love how Kurzgesagt doesn't push their merch onto you at the beginning of the video, and just slightly advertise their merch in a most humble and kind way at the end of the video after covering all the subjects within the video

  • Saad Amrani Marrakchi
    Saad Amrani Marrakchi4 dagar sedan

    Thank you, I don't think I really need to say much more, but I don't how many people this could help, certainly a lot.

    YAPAYZEKA4 dagar sedan

    omg. this video has enough graphic art for an average indie game. very very good job.

  • sidharth jeyabal
    sidharth jeyabal4 dagar sedan

    As awesome as every....the best...

  • Rodri Salas
    Rodri Salas5 dagar sedan

    *la gratitud se demuestra ayudando a traducir* gracias!

  • Matthew McGuire
    Matthew McGuire5 dagar sedan

    “You might feel liked a loser” Is that like, a personal attack or something? /s ;) Also, me: on my first dose of pain medication for back pain issues of the day- “There’s no magic pill for happiness” About that 😳

    ÖZLEM GÜNSEV5 dagar sedan

    Türkler için özet; şükredin

  • Fernanda Tomé Ordóñez
    Fernanda Tomé Ordóñez5 dagar sedan


  • Li Hung
    Li Hung5 dagar sedan


  • Djole Mihojlic
    Djole Mihojlic5 dagar sedan

    This is mind blowing

  • David Cortes
    David Cortes6 dagar sedan

    Hope you do more of these! I've really liked them!

  • Kyet exe
    Kyet exe6 dagar sedan

    I’m not really sure if this is helpful to anyone but my curiosity fulfills me, I know things in the world are mysterious and its a never ending jigsaw puzzle, for me I know that I’m I’ll never be satisfied because its just my curiosity

  • Abhay Singh
    Abhay Singh6 dagar sedan

    Simple way of saying that we should look at what we have rather than to look at what we dont have

  • Tammy Tammy
    Tammy Tammy6 dagar sedan

    The obeisant bomber ophthalmoscopically bang because snake coincidentally appear unto a malicious catsup. warm, quizzical story

  • Rick Steegers
    Rick Steegers7 dagar sedan

    I'm Grateful that cannabis is so comforting and healing.

  • Tanuj Rarh
    Tanuj Rarh7 dagar sedan

    top notch animation and explaing great job bro

  • ΔG ΔH–T.ΔS
    ΔG ΔH–T.ΔS7 dagar sedan

    thank you!

  • S. C.
    S. C.7 dagar sedan

    How to balance gratitude and ambition?

  • Tu Quowoke
    Tu Quowoke7 dagar sedan

    If anyone from Kurzgesagt reads this, I'd like you to know this video had a profound impact on my life. I realized that much of my unhappiness has come from self-created dissatisfaction and pessimism. I've actively worked on what this video discussed and found myself to be genuinely happier. So, thank you all for making it!

  • brandon loranger
    brandon loranger8 dagar sedan

    i am grateful for being able to spend all day in my house playing and watching xqcL - for having great tasting food and snacks -sleeping on an air matress bed -having nice weather and bright warm suns - having cats be a thing - there being other people besides just me living on earth and space -gta rp arc - vaping nicotine is mostly nice thing but sucks ass when it wont let me vape properly - for technology although sometimes it feels nice to take breaks but i love computers so much - ability to jerk off everyday is pretty satisfying =)

  • Dan James Dixon
    Dan James Dixon8 dagar sedan

    Honestly that piano motif at the start touches my soul.

  • Kuraini Music
    Kuraini Music8 dagar sedan


  • Mr. Matthew
    Mr. Matthew8 dagar sedan

    I am grateful for the Kurzgesagt channel!!! 😄

  • Mitchell Thai
    Mitchell Thai8 dagar sedan

    What if you combined a gratitude journal within the Calendar of your life? So not only can you use the calendar as a reminder of where you are in life, you can see reminders of your previous gratifying moments, almost like a "where you've been in life" reminder or "moments of happiness" reminder. I think this will help people remember the happier side of their lives and feel better about their current position in life.

  • Caroline Pedrassani
    Caroline Pedrassani9 dagar sedan

    Gratiluz ✨

  • Tess H
    Tess H9 dagar sedan

    This is phenomenal thank you

  • Jai Carter
    Jai Carter9 dagar sedan

    I’ve been watching 1 video with breakfast for months now and I’m grateful for every single one! ❤️

  • Dillon Faulk
    Dillon Faulk9 dagar sedan

    So gratitude is the 🔑

  • Mindset to Mastery
    Mindset to Mastery9 dagar sedan

    "Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness." -Zhuangzi

  • Anu Viswanath Anoop
    Anu Viswanath Anoop10 dagar sedan

    6k dislikes ?! Maybe they are just being envious that the couldn't make a good video like this !

  • Reality's Digital Playground
    Reality's Digital Playground10 dagar sedan

    You do have a cool video artwork, may I know what is it or how you do it?

  • PANインドラ
    PANインドラ10 dagar sedan


  • Danya Melehin
    Danya Melehin10 dagar sedan

    I grateful for this video

  • Milan 1994
    Milan 199410 dagar sedan

    Greeks knew this 2000 years ago this is nothing new. CBT is heavily influenced by Stoicism.

  • Marko Xvce
    Marko Xvce11 dagar sedan

    i'm grateful for the level of quality in this video!

  • Don Dominic
    Don Dominic11 dagar sedan

    I am grateful for this video. Thank you Kurzgesagt.

  • Einar Th
    Einar Th11 dagar sedan

    I am grateful for my dad who calls me every week. I am grateful for the coffee and toast every morning. I am grateful i can study for free. I am grateful for the friends i have. I am grateful for being here.

  • 김태훈
    김태훈11 dagar sedan

    What an insane video!!!!

  • A weeb who likes anime
    A weeb who likes anime11 dagar sedan

    this is amazing, thanks for making this

  • Sibel
    Sibel11 dagar sedan

    Quality SEblack channel.

  • Cicly
    Cicly11 dagar sedan

    After watching this I realized that I've been so close so thanks!!!..... Random youtuber

  • Tony G
    Tony G11 dagar sedan

    I'm very grateful for this video, you couldn't even start to realize how much I needed this realization, how much this helped me. I love you

  • undertree mechanic
    undertree mechanic12 dagar sedan

    This is so great. It felt like somehow SEblack algorithm brought me here, I subscribed many moons ago on my other account and I do watch this channel frequently but somehow I missed this one and it re-recommended to me again. I started my channel solely to quench my dissatisfaction, hope I will succeed. Great video!

  • ثواب من فضل الله Trend Come
    ثواب من فضل الله Trend Come12 dagar sedan

    لا إله إلا الله. محمد رسول الله La elah ela Allah. Mohamed rasol Allah

  • Rahul Gemnani
    Rahul Gemnani12 dagar sedan

    Iam grateful that i have got admission in medical college Iam grateful that i am waking up early everyday Iam grateful that iam meditating everyday Iam grateful that my both parents are alive Iam grateful that my grandmother is alive Iam grateful that i have internet connection Iam grateful that i have come across this SEblack channel and this SEblack video Iam grateful that i can sleep amd eat on my own time Am grateful that i don't have any major accident in my life Iam grateful that i have fit body Iam grateful for each and everything that fate decided for me

  • 108_Chairul Aziz
    108_Chairul Aziz12 dagar sedan

    I will give a lot if thums if i can

  • GNS
    GNS12 dagar sedan

    I don't know about you, but the scripting and choreographing of the animation is really satisfying.

  • Hamu
    Hamu12 dagar sedan


  • Vilshed
    Vilshed12 dagar sedan

    I love the.. we made a thing at the end lol. Just found this channel a few videos back and I seriously love it.

  • csland
    csland13 dagar sedan

    “There are no magic pills for happiness”. Except, there are.

  • Snopeeh
    Snopeeh13 dagar sedan

    its interesting on how this is a build on habit that religious people have. Maybe that could be one of the reasons some religious people can be very happy and self content in life. It is curious to think this might even be the result of intuitive experiments made by people who created such beliefs/religions. No wonder many recommend having a spiritual life balance...

  • Sasidharan_G 100
    Sasidharan_G 10013 dagar sedan

    The dislikes are from those who are not satisfied with this video

  • Julia Hambuchen
    Julia Hambuchen13 dagar sedan

    I’m grateful this smoothie is so good. I’m grateful that my parents and family cares about me. I’m grateful that I have a great home and great cats. I’m grateful to see beautiful nature.

  • Jon Pale
    Jon Pale13 dagar sedan

    This video is awful and the comments are terrible. Being grateful does not make you happy. It just shows how dependent we are, and how valuable everything is that soon will be gone. No offense, take care.

  • Paige Marie
    Paige Marie13 dagar sedan

    I love this channel sooooo much!

  • Finley
    Finley13 dagar sedan

    This video was enlightening , thankyou

  • UX Bacon
    UX Bacon13 dagar sedan

    Such great advice 💖

  • Cody Walton
    Cody Walton14 dagar sedan

    This is all BS. Find God and Jesus before it’s too late. Find your faith and you’ll see.

  • Elif Neşe Buhara
    Elif Neşe Buhara14 dagar sedan

    You re so amazing, thank you for doing this💕

  • Evert Groot
    Evert Groot14 dagar sedan

    6000 ungrateful people hit the dislike button

  • Apaixonada por She Ra
    Apaixonada por She Ra14 dagar sedan

    Vocês são incríveis ❤️❤️❤️🇧🇷

  • Ashley Case
    Ashley Case14 dagar sedan

    Watching this video made me grateful about everything.

    GAL GOLD14 dagar sedan

    my gratefullness will complete if i have more moneeey

  • Betty White
    Betty White14 dagar sedan

    I miss the birds

  • Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden14 dagar sedan

    Please please do more than just one a year. One a month, maybe? Or more? Pretty please?

  • gus gau
    gus gau15 dagar sedan

    "people who use hashtags" lmao

  • bob hamster
    bob hamster15 dagar sedan

    I got two skin care ads telling me my skin is trash while watching this video

  • Dave Wong Gauss
    Dave Wong Gauss15 dagar sedan

    Pues yo estoy profundamente agradecido por este canal y en especial por este vídeo. Los últimos momentos han sido muy difíciles para todos pero es bueno saber que incluso de estás circunstancias salen cosas buenas. Creo que la vida no se trata de ser felices siempre sino de aprender a surfear las bajadas más difíciles y disfrutar de las subidas. Gracias por todos los esfuerzos que hacen por subir estos videos.

  • brandon GRIN
    brandon GRIN15 dagar sedan

    Want to be truly happy seround your self by plants and alot of them and go to natur be grateful for the sun and the wind that we breath and see every day ✨

  • Praveen P
    Praveen P15 dagar sedan

    That's some Heavy Contrasted video 😵

  • maheshwar gurav
    maheshwar gurav15 dagar sedan

    I am grateful to this Channel:)

  • Sugar Daddy
    Sugar Daddy15 dagar sedan

    I am grateful I have my own private jet and my mansion.

  • phượng trần
    phượng trần15 dagar sedan

    thanks so much your video, I know about grateful before that but I don't know definition and how to operate clearly. Now I practice grateful everyday to help release stressful and achieve a happier life. Love team

  • omkar ubale
    omkar ubale15 dagar sedan

    I've been fighting depression for over 5 years. Always felt lost against friends and colleagues in the social race. Even thought of ending my sufferings forever. But your video puts an optimistic perspective on life that I'd been looking for. Your work is truly amazing. Thank you Kurzgesagt!!!

  • Cristofer de Matos
    Cristofer de Matos15 dagar sedan

    What if we find out one of the biggets AIs out there, is here in Kurzegesagt, and the developers dudes dont even know it?

  • Cristofer de Matos

    Cristofer de Matos

    15 dagar sedan

    would be a great IA :D

  • Radha Krishna Reddy
    Radha Krishna Reddy15 dagar sedan

    1. I'm grateful for having kurzgesagt

  • parker
    parker15 dagar sedan

    Free Palestine

  • Benno Zappenduster

    Benno Zappenduster

    15 dagar sedan

    from Hamas.

  • אדיר מולאי
    אדיר מולאי15 dagar sedan

    כל מה שהיהדות אמרה כבר לפני אלפי שנים עכשיו המדע מגלה...