Loneliness
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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Everybody feels lonely sometimes. But only few of us are aware how important this feeling was for our ancestors - and that our modern world can turn it into something that really hurts us. Why do we feel this way and what can we do about it?
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'Emotional First Aid' by Guy Winch
www.amazon.com/Emotional-First-Aid-Rejection-Everyday/dp/0142181072/
'Loneliness' by John Cacioppo & William Patrick
www.amazon.com/Loneliness-Human-Nature-Social-Connection/dp/0393335283/
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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    We designed a poster on this topic as well. You can find it here: standard.tv/collections/in-a-nutshell/products/in-a-nutshell-loneliness-poster

    • Julião Branco
      Julião Branco

      This video made me want to listen for So Lonely by The Police

    • Syk
      Syk

      +June Cash Your beliefs are not Facts.

    • Karkat Vantas
      Karkat Vantas

      The animation in this video was phenomenal! Always incredibly well done, but this time it was noticeably more dynamic and smooth. Things like the transition to the dots to represent communities of 50 -100 people staying with you your entire life, so smooth and well thought out. The detail in these videos help the understanding become so much easier. Amazing work!

    • welberson franklin
      welberson franklin

      can I write some subtitles in portuguese for your videos?

    • June Cash
      June Cash

      Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell can u do one on why you shouldn't eat PORK.

  • 박승현
    박승현

    This is a message to all left and right extremists agendas to stop or loneliness will kill humanity and not war or disease.

  • Daniel Cox
    Daniel Cox

    well now im crying

  • TheSnoopKat
    TheSnoopKat

    I have a few great friends. My problems generally come from wanting anything more than that. I've tried and nothing ever seems to work out. I've experienced the feelings you describe in the video. Over thinking how people don't like you, paying more attention to others but feeling disconnected from them, etc. Even with all that I still force myself to get out more, it just never goes anywhere. And that just feeds into my previous emotions of feeling unwanted. It's really hard to keep at it like this, but I know if I stop trying I'll never get better. I wish everybody good luck with their loneliness.

  • Danny Matlob
    Danny Matlob

    This video was actually such an eye opener for me. Just yesterday I was trying to decline an invitation, not because I couldn't but because I was afraid of social contact. Today I accepted and I feel like its a step in the right direction!

  • Sattam
    Sattam

    THE QUALITY!

  • Magikarp
    Magikarp

    I don’t have a single friend

  • Your Local Weeb
    Your Local Weeb

    Can't feel lonely if you never had anyone.

  • Georg Steinröhder
    Georg Steinröhder

    Can you do jealousy next?

  • Acidminter
    Acidminter

    I like loneliness actually. It gives me the feeling of being alone in the Universe. I like it

  • Del Toro
    Del Toro

    They feel linely cause they live their phones more then people.get rid of that shit or find some phone only with text and call.fuck social media fuck internet, we need human expereinces

  • Salsabila Deissy
    Salsabila Deissy

    hi! does anyone here want to get to know each other? would be nice for me to have an overseas friend from the internet, as I can improve my english too! we can talk about things and maybe that could help us to feel a little less lonely

  • Papa Joseph Stalin
    Papa Joseph Stalin

    i am always alone in school only doing lessons and nothing else

  • Hybrid Gaming
    Hybrid Gaming

    The lack of birds makes me feel lonely

  • bloop gaming penguin
    bloop gaming penguin

    2 videos in 1 month. Wow

  • Perfect
    Perfect

    ren-AY-sance

  • eweliyi
    eweliyi

    10:41 Most animals get what they need from their surroundings, we get what we need from each other. That is not correct, most animals are as social as we are and can't survive without close social ties either.

  • Damian Louden
    Damian Louden

    This video made my cry so hard. I knew I shouldn't have watched this shit. Not only am I lonely, but I'm also fucking dying. Great.

  • Devashish Mantri
    Devashish Mantri

    Wow. Watched this video at the right time!

  • Joseph Sarra
    Joseph Sarra

    Hi Kurzgesagt, Great Work! I have a video request I want to ask, remember the video called 'What Is Something?' Where you talk about what and why are things? And then you'll talk about them more in detail on topics such as 'What Is a Force?', 'Why Are There Things?', and 'What Is Energy?'? Can you make these videos, please? It's been three years since 'What Is Something?' is uploaded and I want to learn more about them through your videos instead of seeing the message 'Release in 2016, subscribe so you don't miss it.' Although it's been three years already and so far, nothing. Please let me know about the videos and thank you for reading.

  • Nikita Tushinski
    Nikita Tushinski

    It started with me too early

  • Tsuser Gaming
    Tsuser Gaming

    This is an amazing video that highlights not only how loneliness came to be, but how we react to it accordingly; I think this very well may be the best video made by this team of talented content creators to this date. (I enjoyed not having an ad awkwardly crammed in the beginning)

  • ricardo diaz
    ricardo diaz

    Well this answered me but I really have a problem trusting people and always feel like I have to add something to the table if I want to become friends. That’s why I’ve changed my life by heading to the gym to lose weight and gain muscle. Plus for some reason I always thought having a huge group of friends is boring and remember in highschool I always had 1 or 2 to talk to at a time. Generally I always thought having friends was unnecessary and bettering oneself is more important.

  • Bill Cipher
    Bill Cipher

    birds?

  • MrRolnicek
    MrRolnicek

    Well, yes I have become complacent. But to me, feeling lonely is better than going through the social interactions I had before. Maybe I'm not actually feeling lonely, maybe I'm fine without social interactions.

  • Viersechs
    Viersechs

    This was... Eye opening.

  • Bilal Arshad
    Bilal Arshad

    I am feeling lonely one like may help

  • nopls
    nopls

    get out of my head

  • Estorio DeathAngel
    Estorio DeathAngel

    You know kurzgesagt thinks a video is extremely important when they keep out the dead birds out of their videos

  • Alexander Johnny
    Alexander Johnny

    This is bs, everybody is different you cant tell somebody what to do with their life , we are not all sheeps to do what you want, everybody knows that the media including youtube is controlled in the shadows by the real leaders of this world

  • Аркадий Скайуокер
    Аркадий Скайуокер

    Great video! I was feeling lonely for a long time. But recently I acknowledged it and changed my behavior. It really helps

  • Felix Dubis Wolf
    Felix Dubis Wolf

    This video cut deep. In the best way possible, though. It's made me realize a lot of things I couldn't put into words. Thanks Kurzgesagt.

  • Elvis Teixeira
    Elvis Teixeira

    I love hearing german people speaking English. Last week I had a job interview with a german lady and almost proposed her in the spot haha

  • Vishal Yadav
    Vishal Yadav

    You have no idea how sincerely I watched this video. I am lonely af. I can relate soo much. Thanks!!

  • Panda Watch
    Panda Watch

    Do you think, with the world changing that we'll keep evolving to a point in the future when humans don't feel lonely, as loneliness evolved, maybe it'll evolve again.. Anyway nice video, have a good night everyone. Gd luck

  • yiran
    yiran

    Oof . Tfw you are actually happy when people avoid you and actively try to avoid people... Welp. Guess I'll die early. Not that I'm complaining

  • Budzy Games
    Budzy Games

    Thank you.

  • Nils R.K.
    Nils R.K.

    Well, it seems I’ve got chronic loneliness... It really do be like that sometimes

  • JamesIsMyName
    JamesIsMyName

    Amazing video! Touching and informative!

  • XNX.ROmania
    XNX.ROmania

    Maybe every individual should be somehow educated to to empathize with people how suffer. I had a few existential crisis in the last 2 years and what I got from them was that the most beautiful thing in this universe is to be amazed of this reality we live in and to try to understand it. In the process of understanding it, one of the most satisfactorily things are to try to understand other people and also, to help people who suffer to accept themselves instead of shunning them or even mocking them because everybody (even people with some mental disorders) have something in them them that worth to be known to the others.

  • João Santos
    João Santos

    This hits home. I want her back. I want someone to love me and whom I can build a family and grow old with. I'm scared to death I won't be able to achieve those things. There's this whole inside me that I can't fill.

  • Matti S.
    Matti S.

    Best Yt channel

  • Alex Whitton
    Alex Whitton

    Yup I'm lonely even though I have good friends...

  • Tsuna Takahiro
    Tsuna Takahiro

    I can relate to a lot of this but I'm not lonely I prefer to be alone and people just suck these days social media has turned most people into self-absorbed sociopaths and everyone only just wants to smoke or be smoked out. I feel I'm the only person not into smoking.

  • Srijan Maharjan
    Srijan Maharjan

    I'm here if anyone wants to talk.

  • Ingenio Ocioso
    Ingenio Ocioso

    Nice video! We love this channel, but we miss the Kurzgesagt birds!

  • LemonadeQuoks
    LemonadeQuoks

    Olivia Liang's hybrid book, The Lonely City, is a wonderful novel that is both a simultaneously comforting and all too realistic depiction of modern isolation between artists and musicians alike. Give it a read, it was written for the lonely ones

  • JohnnyAngel
    JohnnyAngel

    DND is how i manage my chronic loneliness.

  • Kevin Trinh
    Kevin Trinh

    Donald Trump is lonely at 9:55

  • aLostLonelySoul
    aLostLonelySoul

    buds gonna die when he’s 20

  • Julião Branco
    Julião Branco

    This video made me want to listen for So Lonely by The Police

  • r3tr0m0nk3y MIMI
    r3tr0m0nk3y MIMI

    im so glad i found this channel

  • crazyyenii
    crazyyenii

    Well makes sense. Probably why I thought about doing myself in when I left for a foreign college and why even with people I felt isolated. The more you know I guess

  • Pmax16
    Pmax16

    I’d just like to say that the soundtrack on this video is amazing. You guys always do a great job in all the aspects of your videos

  • DahVoozel
    DahVoozel

    But wouldn't you rather hang out watching IN-mys videos made by people who explain that your alienation has clearly defined perpetrators?

  • Tbasko sauce
    Tbasko sauce

    My dad got sick in 2015 so i moved back to my homeland and ive been home for almost all those years i went from extremely social guy to almost 70 percent introverted, I still talk to friends online , and play online to pass time, but ifeel socially awkward now. Hardly able to talk to women its weird....

  • screetch sketch
    screetch sketch

    My cry for help is not acknowledging it .... But I'm hopeful. It's abstract but it is as absolute I can bring myself to be. Great video.

  • Good potato
    Good potato

    I got no friends and I FEEL GOOD

  • Rayne Veron
    Rayne Veron

    i felt so lonely this year since all my friends moved :(

  • Your Residential Gondola
    Your Residential Gondola

    Yeah, I did something similar to this to get out of that hole. For most of my life I didn’t have a lot, at some times any, friends or social interaction. I took hella risks to get out of that cycle. For anyone with a similar problem, it will get better, but not on its own. You can do it. Take some risks

  • Benis :-DD
    Benis :-DD

    "recommended for you"

  • Ye Monkey
    Ye Monkey

    Fuck you recomended

  • Eric Hershel
    Eric Hershel

    As the video said, being alone doesn’t = loneliness. I rarely feel lonely when I am alone. On the other hand, I often feel lonely when around others.

  • Filip Mitevski
    Filip Mitevski

    Cool Idea to post some books at the end

  • Soleilune
    Soleilune

    Stop being selfish, you f*cks. It is human nature to share with others. Greed is corruption. Come together!

  • Antiance _
    Antiance _

    This video perfectly encapsulates why I love Kurtzgesagt. It’s simple, elegant and accessible. I love how they make these videos so human and positive, even when addressing critically important topics. Keep it up, Kurtzgesagt!

  • Acryval
    Acryval

    Wow i've just told my brother that I probably have deppresion and that I genuinely need help. So.. thank you for this video, it's beautiful and I want to like this more than once.

  • Reez 8
    Reez 8

    What if im obese,smoking a pack a day and lonely??😭😭

  • Cedric M
    Cedric M

    Point 3: ABSOLUTELY TRUE, in my case. So accurate it hurts.

  • The Original G
    The Original G

    I'm a flaker so... am I lonely?

  • Joshua TheAwesome
    Joshua TheAwesome

    I wish I had enough invitations to stuff to turn some down, but no one invites me anywhere almost ever. At least I can help other people have the luxury of turning down invitations to things, though!

  • Valentina Liu
    Valentina Liu

    Fuckkkkkk. I'm fuckedddd.

  • Menelin
    Menelin

    I love how this video adds ways to counter the feedback loop instead of just saying why it happens.

  • RED mind
    RED mind

    IDK if it bad but I like to stay alone to study or think, I don't really have any close friends but I like to be with my self. .

  • suga glider ;-;
    suga glider ;-;

    ...I have chronic loneliness..now I know.

  • Ashish Chandra
    Ashish Chandra

    Hey....wanna be friends..... can't offer more than lifelong friendship

  • SUKOTTO 21
    SUKOTTO 21

    Just what I needed

  • stomppa
    stomppa

    Thank you for making this video!

  • Ethan Ling
    Ethan Ling

    That moment when u realize there was no intro

  • oh really
    oh really

    I hope that the people with that problems get better or get a professional help because I was in this mess as well and I was depressed 2 years and I didn't have friend but one day I gained confidence and courage to get help and step out of it. I assure everybody that reads this that after they get help they will understand what I say. Please be brave and don't let anybody or anything to stop you in search for happiness. I hope this message helps you all.

  • make me Famous
    make me Famous

    Loneliness makes you to learn psychology

  • Rick Bhattacharya
    Rick Bhattacharya

    Yes i am lonely but i have my 2D companions . And where are the birdies ??

  • Nerd Stark
    Nerd Stark

    Thank you School of Life...Oh wait.

  • sohfti
    sohfti

    bro so i can die from being a sad lonely bitch??

  • Zuhair Nadeem
    Zuhair Nadeem

    Anybody 😢 wanna be my friend.....

  • Muhammad Wardhan Nurrizqillah
    Muhammad Wardhan Nurrizqillah

    I thought I had chronic loneliness, but then I remembered I'm just super lazy and really appreciate being alone. I still try to keep in touch with my friends though.

  • Skrillah
    Skrillah

    Thanks for making me feel lonely even though i hang out with my friends multiple times a week

  • Zero Supremo
    Zero Supremo

    well no familyno friendsno nothing ....i guess i will die

  • Tony Elizondo
    Tony Elizondo

    I have learned how to do most trades. Auto repair, welding, plumbing etc..... and study basic wilderness survival. I now feel if the world ended around me I would be fine. I also keep busy, so if my friend (only one) doesn't want to do something then I have something to do.

  • Guy
    Guy

    I've been single for a few months, I live alone and only work with 2 people who are not the same age as me. Any close friends I had live far away in the town I used to live in. Looks like I should be spiraling into insanity any moment now.

  • wifilost
    wifilost

    Life has been hard for me recently, the person that took all the bad thoughts off my mind was my wife. Been lonely can kill.

  • BBJBS
    BBJBS

    In sixth grade I sat down at a lunch table and the rest of the table moved to another one. I feel like that's where it really started. Fuck middle school.

  • Nipun Khare
    Nipun Khare

    Truly beautiful, 12 minutes are more meaningful and amazing than most of the movies and TV shows out there.

  • Disney Jazzcore
    Disney Jazzcore

    I watched this while I was at the mall... I took a second to look around me and everything the video said was what I felt.

  • Nativ
    Nativ

    So If we evolved our brains to feel pain when lonely, can we evolve that back? How do I de-evolve faster?

  • Zuckerdrone
    Zuckerdrone

    I can't help but call bullshit on that most connected thing. You know how easy it is for someone to whitewash themselves and present a lily white picture of who they are. When you meet them they're actually a disgusting goblin. Connected? No. It's all fake personas and masks. The internet is a false reality.

  • NoahsDeaths
    NoahsDeaths

    you know how you can connect? dank memes and reddit

  • Lyrical Hub
    Lyrical Hub

    I have loneliness in most things :(

  • Kieran Oldroyd
    Kieran Oldroyd

    Its scary how i feel like ive got no one to speak to and no one i want to speak to and that is what i like. I feel lonely but i prefer that for some reason. Have no social anxiety and can speak to people just dont want to.

  • lovkesh kumar
    lovkesh kumar

    waste of 12:29 min. of your life

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