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

    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

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

    • Le GuyInGreen
      Le GuyInGreen

      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

      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

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

    • rickimi

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

  • brandon loranger
    brandon loranger

    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 Dixon

    Honestly that piano motif at the start touches my soul.

  • Kuraini Music
    Kuraini Music


  • Mr. Matthew
    Mr. Matthew

    I am grateful for the Kurzgesagt channel!!! 😄

  • Mitchell Thai
    Mitchell Thai

    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 Pedrassani

    Gratiluz ✨

  • Tess H
    Tess H

    This is phenomenal thank you

  • Jai Carter
    Jai Carter

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

  • Dillon Faulk
    Dillon Faulk

    So gratitude is the 🔑

  • Mindset to Mastery
    Mindset to Mastery

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

  • Anu Viswanath Anoop
    Anu Viswanath Anoop

    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 Playground

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

  • PANインドラ


  • Danya Melehin
    Danya Melehin

    I grateful for this video

  • Milan 1994
    Milan 1994

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

  • Marko Xvce
    Marko Xvce

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

  • Don Dominic
    Don Dominic

    I am grateful for this video. Thank you Kurzgesagt.

  • Einar Th
    Einar Th

    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

    What an insane video!!!!

  • A weeb who likes anime
    A weeb who likes anime

    this is amazing, thanks for making this

  • Sibel

    Quality SVname channel.

  • Abdullah Harith
    Abdullah Harith

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

  • Tony G
    Tony G

    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 mechanic

    This is so great. It felt like somehow SVname 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 Come

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

  • Rahul Gemnani
    Rahul Gemnani

    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 SVname channel and this SVname 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 Aziz

    I will give a lot if thums if i can

  • GNS

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

  • Hamu


  • Vilshed

    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

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

  • Snopeeh

    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 100

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

  • Julia Hambuchen
    Julia Hambuchen

    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 Pale

    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 Marie

    I love this channel sooooo much!

  • Finley

    This video was enlightening , thankyou

  • UX Bacon
    UX Bacon

    Such great advice 💖

  • Cody Walton
    Cody Walton

    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 Buhara

    You re so amazing, thank you for doing this💕

  • Evert Groot
    Evert Groot

    6000 ungrateful people hit the dislike button

  • Apaixonada por She Ra
    Apaixonada por She Ra

    Vocês são incríveis ❤️❤️❤️🇧🇷

  • Ashley Case
    Ashley Case

    Watching this video made me grateful about everything.


    my gratefullness will complete if i have more moneeey

  • Betty White
    Betty White

    I miss the birds

  • Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden

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

  • gus gau
    gus gau

    "people who use hashtags" lmao

  • bob hamster
    bob hamster

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

  • Dave Wong Gauss
    Dave Wong Gauss

    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 GRIN

    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 P

    That's some Heavy Contrasted video 😵

  • maheshwar gurav
    maheshwar gurav

    I am grateful to this Channel:)

  • Sugar Daddy
    Sugar Daddy

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

  • phượng trần
    phượng trần

    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 ubale

    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 Matos

    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

      would be a great IA :D

  • Radha Krishna Reddy
    Radha Krishna Reddy

    1. I'm grateful for having kurzgesagt

  • parker

    Free Palestine

    • Benno Zappenduster
      Benno Zappenduster

      from Hamas.

  • אדיר מולאי
    אדיר מולאי

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

  • Sebastian


  • Mahour Doaei
    Mahour Doaei

    as a motion graphist, what i see in your videos, is that much amazing that many times i can't recognize the content and i found myself drowned in the visuals rather than the concept and i watch every 30 seconds twice, one to see and one to hear, you are an awsome team! thanks ♥

  • Vivian Lopez
    Vivian Lopez

    The humdrum home philosophically flow because minister suprisingly cough from a selective piccolo. heartbreaking, taboo act

  • Wizzlet

    I'm grateful we at least got Trump for one term

  • Medo

    Or just take ketamin

  • Pam Lourenco
    Pam Lourenco

    Thank you for this

  • Templar Sword
    Templar Sword

    the animation, the voice and the video itself were all amazing, good job!

  • Navajo Ninja
    Navajo Ninja

    The hUmAn Condition...

  • Andrew Venezia
    Andrew Venezia

    The motion graphics on this were stitched together by the hands of god

  • Merlin Quark
    Merlin Quark

    I've always been interested, is kurzgesagt a strictly materialist channel? Or does the channel consider spiritual/supernatural topics/phenomena?

  • kushagra

    Saying this is not a self help channel and will post videos like once a year is rude, beacuse this video was literally great!

  • XetCentEra

    I'm grateful Kurzgesagt exists and I'm grateful I can spell that right.

  • Mona Lisa
    Mona Lisa

    What if your dissatisfaction comes from knowing what we are doing to the planet and where we are heading with climate change and mass extinction, and that nothing you do will truly matter if those with power to make a difference prefer to preserve the status quo that gave thempower in the first place?

  • mandor

    I thank Kurzgesagt for giving another perspective!

  • Marvelous Chester
    Marvelous Chester

    This video is calling me out and I'm grateful for it.

  • Pat .P
    Pat .P

    Please make more videos like this one and loneliness! It is a pleasure to see that serious topics are discussed. I will buy one of the books. I love what you’re doing guys!!!

  • Ignacio Ramirez
    Ignacio Ramirez

    I am finishing chemotherapy and he couldn’t be more right, Every moment I felt good through the chemotherapy I valued it as a treasure now I’m almost fully healed and I’m happy with the simpler things (doesn’t mean I don’t have big dreams doe) work hard for your dreams but most importantly enjoy the ride, life’s short and if you blink it can pass you by.

  • Kreation Projekt
    Kreation Projekt


  • Mario Daniel Assis
    Mario Daniel Assis

    Kurzgesagt I hate you! No, wait, I love you!... No, what the hell, I think I hate you... Or... Do I love you?

  • Kislay Kanti Dhar
    Kislay Kanti Dhar

    I am grateful that kurzgesagt exists

  • Sanju

    I'm grateful I found out this channel. Totally loved the video. I hope it helps me coping up with depression and sadness.

  • Sammy Williams
    Sammy Williams

    My friend is very unhappy right now, and I told him to start Journaling. Now I know what I'll be getting for his birthday.

  • Sammy Williams
    Sammy Williams

    I'm glad I'm happy in life. I can honestly say that I don't identify with this video. I'm not saying that I've always been like that, but for right now, I can say I'm more than satisfied with my life.

  • The game Bear
    The game Bear

    Others: oh science is just about experiments, space, and problems, it wont help you in solve your emotional state. Kurtzgesagt: hold my beer

  • Aadhyaa

    Its the year 12021, the pandemic is not over yet and we need more such videos. Please.

  • Ashish Mishra
    Ashish Mishra

    Very helpful video!

  • perspex

    Someone give this man a netflix contract!

  • Brian Anderson
    Brian Anderson

    You and your people are a blessing to humans on earth, all of us. Bless you bless your efforts bless your success may the year 12,020 to be just as successful for you as all of your hard work has provided in the past

  • Khoa Tran Dang
    Khoa Tran Dang

    I am gratefull for your video🙏🏼

  • Zin

    So basically, extroverts are happier. Got it.

    • sadhna

      Nope, it depends

    • Cryforequanimity

      Well, I think us introverts can find the same kind of happiness by being grateful and spending time with our few, very close friends. And it doesn't have to be social, necessarily. I go into my backyard and listen to the birds and listen to the wind through the trees and feel gratitude every day.

  • Everything Crypto
    Everything Crypto

    I am grateful to be alive , for all the love ones I have in my life. I am grateful to have a beautiful and a loving wife. Thank you Kurzgeagt. It helps.


    You are doing a great job with talking about things that should be talked about. I am really tired of being human. This is really sad and insulting - being born intelligent and so fragile in any way possible. We grow up and start degrading, our bodies and minds are slowly falling apart and we can't do anything about it. Is human life some god-made torturing mechanism? To create a sentient being, take away everything it loves and make it question it's own existence. It came to a point where I don't want to feel anything or even to be able to think at all. Fuck.

  • Francisco

    Omg, the Caterpie card, the tangerines ( i have a old lady that gives me regularly)...this channel is a gem :)

  • Francisco

    I like how a ad was placed right when the question was asked how to be more grateful, so i actually pondered about that question instead of autopilot

  • Lyes Sahraoui
    Lyes Sahraoui

    i think dissatisfaction is the most viral thing that drive us to stive for more

  • Precious Mabuza
    Precious Mabuza

    4:20 'downplaying positive events'. Opened my eyes a bit. I never celebrated the achievements I have made. They are not many, but I still missed out on feeling positive about them. I finished high school, top of my class. I am one of the best universities in the country, I am in the top 5 best students yet I am very insecure and think I don't work hard enough. So from now on, I will be a lot more grateful for everytging I have, I will be more optimist

  • Alisson Ludtke
    Alisson Ludtke

    I think this channel should be translated to many languages.

  • Jellyfesh

    1:08 this is cursed

  • Catfish

    Ignorance is bliss. Now I can relate

  • Elyaz Khiavi
    Elyaz Khiavi

    Thanks 😊🌹