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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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    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

    1. Free Freak
      Free Freak
      3 hónapja

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

    2. Le GuyInGreen
      Le GuyInGreen
      6 hónapja

      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

    3. Sekaye Knutson
      Sekaye Knutson
      6 hónapja

      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.

    4. Lucas Arnack
      Lucas Arnack
      7 hónapja

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

    5. rickimi
      7 hónapja

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

  2. Karthik Bharathi
    Karthik Bharathi
    4 órája

    The graphics in the video are impeccable 👌👏

  3. Randy Kern
    Randy Kern
    4 órája

    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

  4. Suvikhya Siingh
    Suvikhya Siingh
    7 órája

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

  5. Tristan Pena
    Tristan Pena
    9 órája

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

  6. SaimonSERGE
    22 órája

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

  7. Bernae

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

  8. Freddo Smith - The Wheelchair Guy
    Freddo Smith - The Wheelchair Guy

    I'm grateful for this video ❤️

  9. Aniruddha rao
    Aniruddha rao

    "Being able to taste" Foreshadowing much?

  10. Edward Green
    Edward Green

    Excellent video, thank you!

  11. なりみや784

    그래서 한국인들이 감사를 잘 모르는구나 이기적이라서

  12. Jacq Qulen
    Jacq Qulen

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

  13. Sarvesh Terkar
    Sarvesh Terkar

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

  14. Flower Flower
    Flower Flower
    2 napja

    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.

  15. acorn 5
    acorn 5
    2 napja

    i feel attacked by the intro

  16. Arrobas
    2 napja

    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.

  17. Sleepwalker
    3 napja

    i'm grateful to be able to watch this video

  18. anish gautam
    anish gautam
    3 napja

    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!

  19. Faustin
    3 napja

    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

  20. Denny Lewis
    Denny Lewis
    3 napja

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

  21. Csaba Zubor
    Csaba Zubor
    3 napja

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

  22. ꧁Felix dub꧂
    ꧁Felix dub꧂
    4 napja

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

  23. Anonymous_user038
    4 napja

    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

  24. Saad Amrani Marrakchi
    Saad Amrani Marrakchi
    4 napja

    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.

    4 napja

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

  26. sidharth jeyabal
    sidharth jeyabal
    4 napja

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

  27. Rodri Salas
    Rodri Salas
    5 napja

    *la gratitud se demuestra ayudando a traducir* gracias!

  28. Matthew McGuire
    Matthew McGuire
    5 napja

    “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 😳

    5 napja

    Türkler için özet; şükredin

  30. Fernanda Tomé Ordóñez
    Fernanda Tomé Ordóñez
    5 napja


  31. Li Hung
    Li Hung
    5 napja


  32. Djole Mihojlic
    Djole Mihojlic
    5 napja

    This is mind blowing

  33. David Cortes
    David Cortes
    5 napja

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

  34. Kyet exe
    Kyet exe
    6 napja

    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

  35. Abhay Singh
    Abhay Singh
    6 napja

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

  36. Tammy Tammy
    Tammy Tammy
    6 napja

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

  37. Rick Steegers
    Rick Steegers
    6 napja

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

  38. Tanuj Rarh
    Tanuj Rarh
    7 napja

    top notch animation and explaing great job bro

  39. ΔG ΔH–T.ΔS
    ΔG ΔH–T.ΔS
    7 napja

    thank you!

  40. S. C.
    S. C.
    7 napja

    How to balance gratitude and ambition?

  41. Tu Quowoke
    Tu Quowoke
    7 napja

    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!

  42. brandon loranger
    brandon loranger
    7 napja

    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 =)

  43. Dan James Dixon
    Dan James Dixon
    8 napja

    Honestly that piano motif at the start touches my soul.

  44. Kuraini Music
    Kuraini Music
    8 napja


  45. Mr. Matthew
    Mr. Matthew
    8 napja

    I am grateful for the Kurzgesagt channel!!! 😄

  46. Mitchell Thai
    Mitchell Thai
    8 napja

    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.

  47. Caroline Pedrassani
    Caroline Pedrassani
    9 napja

    Gratiluz ✨

  48. Tess H
    Tess H
    9 napja

    This is phenomenal thank you

  49. Jai Carter
    Jai Carter
    9 napja

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

  50. Dillon Faulk
    Dillon Faulk
    9 napja

    So gratitude is the 🔑

  51. Mindset to Mastery
    Mindset to Mastery
    9 napja

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

  52. Anu Viswanath Anoop
    Anu Viswanath Anoop
    10 napja

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

  53. Reality's Digital Playground
    Reality's Digital Playground
    10 napja

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

  54. PANインドラ
    10 napja


  55. Danya Melehin
    Danya Melehin
    10 napja

    I grateful for this video

  56. Milan 1994
    Milan 1994
    10 napja

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

  57. Marko Xvce
    Marko Xvce
    10 napja

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

  58. Don Dominic
    Don Dominic
    11 napja

    I am grateful for this video. Thank you Kurzgesagt.

  59. Einar Th
    Einar Th
    11 napja

    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.

  60. 김태훈
    11 napja

    What an insane video!!!!

  61. A weeb who likes anime
    A weeb who likes anime
    11 napja

    this is amazing, thanks for making this

  62. Sibel
    11 napja

    Quality HUfrom channel.

  63. Cicly
    11 napja

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

  64. Tony G
    Tony G
    11 napja

    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

  65. undertree mechanic
    undertree mechanic
    11 napja

    This is so great. It felt like somehow HUfrom 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!

  66. ثواب من فضل الله Trend Come
    ثواب من فضل الله Trend Come
    11 napja

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

  67. Rahul Gemnani
    Rahul Gemnani
    12 napja

    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 HUfrom channel and this HUfrom 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

  68. 108_Chairul Aziz
    108_Chairul Aziz
    12 napja

    I will give a lot if thums if i can

  69. GNS
    12 napja

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

  70. Hamu
    12 napja


  71. Vilshed
    12 napja

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

  72. csland
    13 napja

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

  73. Snopeeh
    13 napja

    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...

  74. Sasidharan_G 100
    Sasidharan_G 100
    13 napja

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

  75. Julia Hambuchen
    Julia Hambuchen
    13 napja

    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.

  76. Jon Pale
    Jon Pale
    13 napja

    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.

  77. Paige Marie
    Paige Marie
    13 napja

    I love this channel sooooo much!

  78. Finley
    13 napja

    This video was enlightening , thankyou

  79. UX Bacon
    UX Bacon
    13 napja

    Such great advice 💖

  80. Cody Walton
    Cody Walton
    13 napja

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

  81. Elif Neşe Buhara
    Elif Neşe Buhara
    14 napja

    You re so amazing, thank you for doing this💕

  82. Evert Groot
    Evert Groot
    14 napja

    6000 ungrateful people hit the dislike button

  83. Apaixonada por She Ra
    Apaixonada por She Ra
    14 napja

    Vocês são incríveis ❤️❤️❤️🇧🇷

  84. Ashley Case
    Ashley Case
    14 napja

    Watching this video made me grateful about everything.

  85. GAL GOLD
    14 napja

    my gratefullness will complete if i have more moneeey

  86. Betty White
    Betty White
    14 napja

    I miss the birds

  87. Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden
    14 napja

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

  88. gus gau
    gus gau
    14 napja

    "people who use hashtags" lmao

  89. bob hamster
    bob hamster
    14 napja

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

  90. Dave Wong Gauss
    Dave Wong Gauss
    15 napja

    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.

  91. brandon GRIN
    brandon GRIN
    15 napja

    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 ✨

  92. Praveen P
    Praveen P
    15 napja

    That's some Heavy Contrasted video 😵

  93. maheshwar gurav
    maheshwar gurav
    15 napja

    I am grateful to this Channel:)

  94. Sugar Daddy
    Sugar Daddy
    15 napja

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

  95. phượng trần
    phượng trần
    15 napja

    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

  96. omkar ubale
    omkar ubale
    15 napja

    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!!!

  97. Cristofer de Matos
    Cristofer de Matos
    15 napja

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

    1. Cristofer de Matos
      Cristofer de Matos
      15 napja

      would be a great IA :D

  98. Radha Krishna Reddy
    Radha Krishna Reddy
    15 napja

    1. I'm grateful for having kurzgesagt

  99. parker
    15 napja

    Free Palestine

    1. Benno Zappenduster
      Benno Zappenduster
      15 napja

      from Hamas.

  100. אדיר מולאי
    אדיר מולאי
    15 napja

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