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What Are You Doing With Your Life? The Tail End

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Wrapping your mind around your life is pretty hard, because you are up to your neck in it. It's like trying to understand the ocean while learning how to swim. On most days you are busy just keeping your head above water. So it is not easy to figure out what to do with your life and how to spend your time.

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
The script was inspired by an old article from my friend Tim Urban, who runs “Wait but Why”, the best blog on the internet, make sure to check it out. waitbutwhy.com It’s so easy to get lost in your daily life: there are so many “urgent” and “annoying” things that you forget that actually every day is special, sort of. And even more so the days we have with friends and family. I know watching a video like this can hit pretty hard. But at least for me, the message it tries to convey does make me actually change my behavior. Reprioritize things. You know. Hope it had a similar effect for some of you. Also, if you want to track how many weeks off your life you have left or get a new perspective on this stuff, we’ve made a few posters you can check out. Getting something from our shop is the best way to support our channel. kgs.link/N3Ksfqvp In any case, call someone you haven’t called in a while today. And thank you for watching. - Philipp
Xanii’s nerf gun
Xanii’s nerf gun Vor 20 Tage
@NomadicTanker how? Just shut up
very confused
very confused Vor Monat
I am scared. I want to learn animation. No money. India skcs
biggie cheese
biggie cheese Vor Monat
You should replace the un
Кальмарот 424
Where Russian subtitles? Whereeeeeeeeee!?!!?!
Josema JM
Josema JM Vor Monat
Tengo 20 años
The Noteblock Lizard
I don't think I've ever had a video sucker punch me in the emotion that hard before ...
ProGamer1234
ProGamer1234 Vor Monat
watch "the egg"
COOKIE BANBAN
COOKIE BANBAN Vor Monat
in my case a roundhouse kick
Pedro Teodoro
Pedro Teodoro Vor 7 Monate
Same...same
MrBigT
MrBigT Vor 7 Monate
Are u not a regular to this channel coz its a daily bread
MrBigT
MrBigT Vor 7 Monate
@Matt Golman atleast you come from a family vacation....you winning
M P
M P Vor 2 Monate
Hint: our brain doesn't count in weeks, but in experiences. The same amount of time is lived differently depending on your emotions, expectations, learnings... Compare a week on holidays with a regular week: the emotional intensity of the experience is what accounts to our mind. Don't get too obsessed counting objective time!
Khar
Khar Vor 28 Tage
Soo true, we need to appreciate everything while we can! Great addition to the video.
Npgabriel
Npgabriel Vor Monat
this is very irrelevant, you don't get older based on your experiences. The clock moves forward no matter what. Every week that passes is one less week you'll have to live.
Vitamin B
Vitamin B Vor Monat
@Arch Stanton you go and do stuff. Something you will remember.
Katharina N.
Katharina N. Vor Monat
This is so so important to acknowledge. Thank you for the reminder!
Karma Uchiha alt
@Ryan Rainer this is amazing thanks
Miguel Angel
Miguel Angel Vor 3 Monate
I might've spent 90% of the time with my family already but... it's not the quantity that matters. I'm now older and can appreciate my time with them better, this last 10% will be more precious than everything before!
A typical Troll
A typical Troll Vor 17 Tage
I hate spending my time with family mom and dad always sat im useless
foozool fozooly
foozool fozooly Vor Monat
that`s kinda true but your dad will never experience the same feeling he had when he teach you how to ride a bike yet he will celebrate your promotion with a different passion, so it`s not supposedly better or worse. it`s just not the same.
Devv - Brawl Stars
It won't, I mean if you aren't going to give as much time to them as you used to, you won't appreciate more and in reality you'll even forget on them
Stephen Jackiw
Stephen Jackiw Vor Monat
This video didnt make me cry but this comment almost did. It probably just hit me in just the right way. Thank you for this perspective.
Madison Savoie
Madison Savoie Vor Monat
Love this
Azkx666
Azkx666 Vor 3 Monate
Warning: While helpful for some people, this approach to time applied constantly can also be incredibly anxiety-inducing and leave you unable to relax or enjoy anything.
Aditya Shourya
Aditya Shourya Vor 5 Tage
dang ikr it just felt so real to see life in terms of number and to see how many numbers in terms of life we have left
Baldrien
Baldrien Vor 27 Tage
not gonna watch this then
Kimberly 🌺
Kimberly 🌺 Vor Monat
I saw the thumbnail, yet clicked anyway. But thankfully I paused and read the comments.
TrippingandBrowsing
@Holden Rowe, oh yeah, because the dozens of other people (edit, over 1000 people) here who are actively voicing their discontent with this and how it affected them are also wrong. You, being the only experience here and representative of the majority, are the correct one, and not everyone else voicing the anxiety induced existential dread they felt. Im offended you think that recognizing that we are ALL in different stages of healing and that this is NOT good for MANY OF US, is the same as you being weak and crumbling at minor discomfort. Some people here have even voiced that their lifelong disability is part of the reason this gave them anxiety, because they recognize living life to their fullest is complicated and they try not to think about the milestones they're missing. Some of us, myself includes, have wasted years being treated for childhood sexual trauma, which takes away a lot from you in terms of healing and lost time. Some of us have already lost our parents, making that time even shorter. Clearly, being a survivor of trauma and suffering from mental illness doesn't ensure empathy for others in similar predicaments and how that illness may be affecting them.
Kroban
Kroban Vor Monat
Nah man, this video is like a necessary "evil", sure its anxiety inducing but you gotta fight back the anxiety and then this video becomes a really important "wake-up call". And im saying this as a 23 years old dude that lived almost all the time with anxiety on my back. It really depends on how you decide to approach this video, for me it made me realize how i was wasting a shit ton of time with things like anxiety, and it made me appreciate life and time way more than before
Ants can be hot too
Ants can be hot too Vor 2 Monate
I’m only 14 but one of the boys in my classes at school died in an accident last year and it really made me realise how short life is, and death feels a lot more real to me, not just something that happens to 90 year olds, but something that can happen to anyone
GODZILLLA 😎
GODZILLLA 😎 Vor 6 Tage
I am 10
GODZILLLA 😎
GODZILLLA 😎 Vor 6 Tage
Who is ten if you tell i will reveal my age😎
Xanii’s nerf gun
Xanii’s nerf gun Vor 20 Tage
Wtf is your name?
Ana Ionescu
Ana Ionescu Vor Monat
That exact same thing happened when I was in highschool and it fucked me up for years, knowing a girl my age died just....instantly.
Moss Hive Network
@Matrix Pictures they're probably talking about monster girls.
DIO Brando
DIO Brando Vor 8 Monate
The parent part really felt like a gut punch.
Wendy Zhou
Wendy Zhou Vor 11 Tage
@Doge Giovanna My mom has leukimia.
Xanii’s nerf gun
Xanii’s nerf gun Vor 20 Tage
That anime sucks
Canan
Canan Vor 22 Tage
It's even weirder from a parent's perspective; the realization that children entered and now left my life left, feels eerily draining of any purpose remaining
Toad
Toad Vor Monat
I cried whyyyy
yu
yu Vor Monat
Yes
R W
R W Vor 2 Monate
Having a chronic illness that keeps me immobile doesn't make me feel like I'm wasting my life at all. My resting is literally what allows me to enjoy my life 💜
Sam Lings
Sam Lings Vor 3 Monate
As an electrician I do get alot of satisfaction from my job, knowing I safely install the things we use every day and take for granted, making peoples lives easier, and better. It's very rewarding and there's room to progress into more complex jobs from it. I hope everyone out there finds what they want to do in life. Doing something you enjoy more really adds alot of value to yourself and everyone around you. What I've learnt is hard work always pays. Even when you want to give up on something, don't. Do your absolute best in life and the best will come to you and finally never, ever forget your family, and the people in your life who have been there for you. Always make time for those who make time for you. Love to all people out there making their way through the game of life. ✌
Pepethegeek、
Pepethegeek、 Vor 3 Monate
Man some guy here takes their personal time to try to spread positivity even if only as little as 2 or 3 people reads this and the only comment you get is from some traffic junkie bot.. thanks for being you man! our society needs more positivity and it really comes down to a strong mentality like your’s that keeps us going. Keep being you!!
Max McMullen
Max McMullen Vor 2 Monate
This video made me burst into tears 😢 we take people we love and things we value for granted until they're lost to us forever. This video made me reconsider my life. Dear reader please spend as much time as possible with your parents, siblings, engage in activities that uplift you spirits because you never know when death knocks on your door
AbyssFiend
AbyssFiend Vor Monat
It's endearing to know that the average viewer is at the age when they're so busy struggling to establish a safe future for themselves, yet take their time to learn and improve who they are and what they know
Jur
Jur Vor 8 Monate
"You've already spent more than 90% of your time with your parents." That hit hard
Max McMullen
Max McMullen Vor 2 Monate
It's especially daunting for me because when I look back at my childhood I can't remember my time with family. All that time with them was like a sweet dream that I can't seem to remember in details, like it all happened in a heartbeat. If this is my last comment I want you to remember this : weep not because it passed but cheer because it happened. Someday we'd be back together, hopefully.
Maggi
Maggi Vor 3 Monate
@Norbert Lange that's exactly what I felt too. But it was more bittersweet, because I know that they need to "leave" in order to live their own exciting and fulfilling life.
Otev
Otev Vor 3 Monate
@LeOssiTrollterrible Daddy😩🥺
Charlie Trần
Charlie Trần Vor 4 Monate
True man...
Sergio
Sergio Vor 4 Monate
I wish
Donovan Hikaru
Donovan Hikaru Vor Monat
Maybe it's cuz I was already gloomy before I came across this, but what I absolutely love about this video is how brutally honest it is. A few moments were depressing as hell, but it's like that feeling where you say "ok just punch me in the gut if you're going to... Do it now" and then you take it all in. The only thing sadder imo than the concept of life being short is not realizing it / not living by that.
Al Javier
Al Javier Vor Monat
The pandemic has really allowed me to spend more time frequently with friends and family. Work has been largely the same, but this video really made me appreciate the small things.
Ghastly Ghost
Ghastly Ghost Vor 2 Monate
The part about parents and loved ones made me bawl my eyes out the first time I watched this video. And it still makes me cry every time I rewatch it.
Mihai Kosa
Mihai Kosa Vor 2 Monate
Just reminded me to be more aware of distractions that steal my time and consume my life in meaningless ways. Thank you 🙂👍👍👍👍 It's always good that are people out there, like you, who try to educate, not just create silly videos that go viral but have no actual value. Great job! 👍
Billy Styler
Billy Styler Vor 8 Monate
Ah yes, another Kurzgesagt video that reminds me of my quarter-life crisis.
Nolan BloodBath
Nolan BloodBath Vor 2 Monate
For me its my 1/8th life crisis If i live to 80
Mims Zanadunstedt
Mims Zanadunstedt Vor 2 Monate
Quarter life crises only exists because society says *go to college do thing work* before you even know what you want to do for a living, it tells you to do it immediately.
icantrightnow
icantrightnow Vor 5 Monate
@cathorion same here, i'm still figuring out what the hell i'm gonna spend the majority of my life doing
Robert Orwell
Robert Orwell Vor 6 Monate
I'm 30, single, living with mom. At least I have a good job.
fresagrus
fresagrus Vor 6 Monate
I am 32. I am writing from a 20sqm apartment. I own absolutely no property at all. It is been 8 years since I last had a stable job. The chances of me having a family someday are about zero. I am certainly not alone in this. I hope to god I don't like until I am 100, hell, actually I would be happy with not reaching the 40s.
Aaron Gruenthal
Aaron Gruenthal Vor Monat
I’m 24 right now; watching this from my home office; my wife of two months in the next room over; expecting one of eight close childhood friends to visit this weekend; thinking about how my parents had to cancel our plans this weekend because they both have covid. “One day, you will see them for the last time.” That line broke me. I haven’t cried like this since I watched Hachi for the first time.
Carlos Canudas
Carlos Canudas Vor 3 Monate
Plan something you enjoy for each week, even if it seems small, silly or nonsensical to others. Plan a moment of pure joy in your week and looking back you will have more things to be grateful for. Thank you for this video.
SK LLS
SK LLS Vor 13 Tage
I'm only 20 but time has accelerated exponentially in my subjective perspective to the point where I sometimes think that 2015 was only 2 years ago. 2021 especially went by soo fast I still haven't fully processed the passing of time.
Lauren Turner
Lauren Turner Vor Monat
I didn't plan on sobbing today, but here I am. Thank you for reminding me how precious each and every day is.
Natalies Outlet
Natalies Outlet Vor 8 Monate
Legit balled my eyes out with this one. The whole parents thing really hit me. This was a toughie to swallow lol Was I the only one? 🥺
Spolt
Spolt Vor 8 Monate
Nope, I cried.
Mallika Sachdev
Mallika Sachdev Vor 8 Monate
I was like why has this channel created a video to make me BAWL my EYES OUT in the middle of the night. Every single thing felt like a personal attach somehow and the parents bit was the absolute worst...
BrokenController
BrokenController Vor 8 Monate
Of course not. I just started to cry with no warning.
Aaron Friedman
Aaron Friedman Vor 8 Monate
felt that
Alezono
Alezono Vor 8 Monate
😭
Terry Zhao
Terry Zhao Vor 2 Monate
What I've found out is that learning, training, and sparring in martial arts techniques (like striking techniques such as the jab, defensive techniques such as parries to straight punches, grappling techniques such as the single leg takedown, ground fighting techniques such as the mount escape/counter to a mount, and etc), and then teaching your friends what you've learned gives a lot more meaning to your life, as does setting an agenda of what you want to do for humanity. Do all of those, and your life will be more meaningful even if it feels meaningless. Goodluck!
Sam Wight
Sam Wight Vor 2 Monate
This was beautiful. Thanks so much for this :) Makes me appreciate the time I have with my friends in university even more.
Leon Pooran
Leon Pooran Vor Monat
I’ve been going through a lot recently and this video made me cry profusely but it was very therapeutic. Thank you!
SmallBohemianFerret
SmallBohemianFerret Vor 3 Monate
Don’t be sad everyone, be inspired!!! (This is what I’m telling myself to try and feel better anyway 😅)
Rayane Hamaidi
Rayane Hamaidi Vor 7 Monate
That part with the parents really hit me hard
SwagDtrain357
SwagDtrain357 Vor 8 Stunden
@Nick I know your comment was from 6 mo ago but the future still has things in store aging has a id say 80 percent chance of being cured and people being able to live for a lot longer before they die so I would not get depressed yet.
Gaf Fatsy
Gaf Fatsy Vor 5 Monate
@Nick maybe the whole point is to live life realizing it's a gift. I'm not saying from a deity or some god, but it's a great mystery how we simply appeared and how existence itself appeared. Nothing lasts for ever and that's a fact, we all come to die at some point and all things eventually end. A quote I heard somewhere is that life is like dancing to music the goal is not to get to the end as fast as possible, it's to dance while it's playing. Hopefully you feel better some day but just understand from someone whose likely thought the same things you have before, if life is so precious live it as joyfully and involved as possible. If you actually care about loved ones then you will do your best with the time you have here. Would you really want to live forever or for things to live forever? Would you not become bored and sick of life. It's that ticking timer that gives things meaning.
Ethan Burgess
Ethan Burgess Vor 5 Monate
@Nick sure it’s true in your perspective. But that’s your perspective. It’s individual. Not everyone has that perspective. It’s not true for me for instance and a lot of other people who are a pit more optimistic
Nick
Nick Vor 5 Monate
@Ethan Burgess No, because regardless of whether or not I’m depressed, everything I’ve said is still true.
Bob Saget
Bob Saget Vor 5 Monate
It’s made me very sad. I need to do more to enjoy my time with them and let go of resentments.
Sesrin
Sesrin Vor 3 Monate
I really enjoyed this video because honestly you're right sometimes life is too chaotic that you don't realize the only thing you've been looking at is the chaos, just going day by day doing the necessities. But life passes by quicker than anyone thinks and anyone of us could potentially be gone tomorrow. That also goes for loved ones and the people we hold dear. This video reminds us to put our timelines and inevitabilities into perspective and remember that "if you blink, you'll miss it". I dont know about anyone else but this video and the frog in my throat from thinking about my parents and the circle of life reminds me to show my life appreciation today instead of pushing it until tomorrow. Beautiful message ❤
hello jingga
hello jingga Vor Monat
Thank you, Kurzgesagt. The video is really opened my eyes. As someone who hasn't graduate at 24, I have so many things to regret because I still haven't doing anything and always spend my time with unecessarry things. Always cope up in my room and have no idea what I wanna do, what my goals is and what hobbies I want to enjoy. It's a mess but I'm willing to pick up the mess and start all over again. Once again, thank you.
Venator
Venator Vor Monat
23 years old here. Wasting my time too, no graduated at university, using computer, reading book and poetry
Pewds Jr.
Pewds Jr. Vor 2 Monate
I was sad watching this video… but I learned to accept it… it’s just a part of life… the end of life… it’s ok as long as you are bettering yourself, only ever compare yourself to the you from yesterday. keep moving forward until the inevitable next stage of life happens. Love yourself ❤️
Marek Špot
Marek Špot Vor 3 Monate
Beautiful video, nearly shed a tear. Back to last chapters of my book - it wants to be finished sooo much!
AlternateHistoryHub
AlternateHistoryHub Vor 8 Monate
This was the most existential way of saying "Paint your 40K minis already"
Rhonarr
Rhonarr Vor Monat
SO TRUE lmao. Gave me a laugh. and a sharp twinge of guilt
Kwonk
Kwonk Vor 3 Monate
@Aitor Bleda probably want to learn to speed paint
Blondeyontherun
Blondeyontherun Vor 3 Monate
Huh fancy seeing you here
Itz_Thermite
Itz_Thermite Vor 5 Monate
@Gigachad When the impostor is sus
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Dream Logic.v3 Vor 5 Monate
LIVE a good life for the emperor!
Atheist Since 12
Atheist Since 12 Vor 6 Tage
This has to be BY FAR the most charming engaging and soulful channel on DE-vid the animation and the fluid movements of the humans and even animals are to metaphorically die for , this episode is so damn heartfelt and sad and the narrator’s voice is a perfect fit !!!!!!
pennabis
pennabis Vor 3 Monate
Interesting. I feel that this arithmetic approach alone misses how we feel and experience life though: at times an istant lasts decades, and vice versa, depending on the subjective intensity of what we do and what happens to us.
M P
M P Vor 2 Monate
Agree! Our mind is not programed rationally, yet the illusion of an 'economic' approach to live may help people to manage the incertainity of future.
fwoop
fwoop Vor 3 Monate
I’m only 13 years old, and watching this video opened my eyes to some really important things. I’ll be sure to spend more time with my family and pick a career I actually want (thinking of becoming a data scientist or analyst)
Piechew Community
@fwoop nice
fwoop
fwoop Vor 11 Tage
@Piechew Community I mean the demand for data scientists will be pretty high so I think I’ll be alright money wise
fwoop
fwoop Vor 11 Tage
@floppa floppovich you make a good point, I know big salary jobs come with very large amount of work hours. But I also do know I have a passion for that type of job and the work they do though, I really want to be a part of it. If the workload ends up being too much for me, instead of being a data scientist I’ll do a smaller, related job like data analyst or something similar. At the end of the day I’m still a kid, when I’m older I could decide on something completely different and not what 13 year old me wanted to do.
Harpratap Singh
Harpratap Singh Vor 11 Tage
@fwoop happy to hear that buddy
fwoop
fwoop Vor 11 Tage
@TKZ Thanks! Since you’re already a data scientist, can you tell me how the job is like/what your usual work is?
Sushanto Kr.
Sushanto Kr. Vor 3 Monate
I was with my parents when I first watched this video when it came out. I was really shocked to know that how much time I have with my parents. Cut to present- Few weeks back I lost my father and now I know there are very few lucky people to be with their parents for the longest time of their life. Life is short live happily. Peace
lateoclock
lateoclock Vor 3 Monate
Sorry for your loss
Be Smart
Be Smart Vor 8 Monate
This is the happiest soundtrack for the saddest video, you guys are level 9 torture masters 😂
Vladimir Belskii
I've heard coffin dance meme vibes in it...
Emin Muhammed
Emin Muhammed Vor 5 Monate
@Luis Sierra bro, why are you saying that?
Alan Avalos
Alan Avalos Vor 7 Monate
He really is
Ak
Ak Vor 7 Monate
Ikr!!!
Bolin Volovan
Bolin Volovan Vor 8 Monate
This comment made my day, one of the seven of the week, of the 52 weeks of this year, of the possibly/hopefully more than 79 years of my life.
Kyle James
Kyle James Vor 2 Monate
It brings tears to my eyes thinking how many of the people that liked this video, watching and thinking intently sadly lost their lives and experienced the 'last time'.
carlos alvarado
carlos alvarado Vor Monat
I saw this video 6 months ago just when my dad passed away, since that moment my life change drastically, married, going to be a dad, getting a promotion at work, and going to start a small business with my wife, I have been dieting and exercising regularly for 3 months and got the highest GPA in a Masters degree, 26 truly hit me hard but gave me the direction I needed
Robert Steinbach
Robert Steinbach Vor 3 Monate
It is a strange feeling to know when it is the last time you will or may do something or see someone. Treasure those times. Even if there is "no logical reason" that it should be the last time, listen to your gut because that will tell you if it is or not.
Tobiasz Budzyński
Tobiasz Budzyński Vor 2 Monate
It's an individualistic perspective. After death, the emotions and ideas perpetuate in communities. Every moment the world actualize itself and each person have an impact on others! Even if it's small, it might be better than big negative impact ^^
Knowing Better
Knowing Better Vor 8 Monate
This was far more depressing than I expected it to be. Life is short.
Hidden Name
Hidden Name Vor Monat
Hit me harder than any youtube video has when it talked about how little time you have left with parents...
jailey x
jailey x Vor Monat
@J Ramos crying their eyes out
J Ramos
J Ramos Vor Monat
@jailey x NGL, hell is where all the booze, drugs, and party people are...
jailey x
jailey x Vor Monat
@J Ramos hell does
J Ramos
J Ramos Vor Monat
@jailey x Nothing lasts forever. I hope you find peace soon so that you may enjoy life, whatever the length.
Alaa Gamal
Alaa Gamal Vor 10 Tage
I have been fighting with bipolar disorder and suicidal thoughts for 3 years now, and this video completely changed my perception of life forever... Thank you for helping me reduce my suffering🙏.
Ndrs
Ndrs Vor 3 Monate
Shit.that was deep. Also the production quality of this video is insane. The visuals, the narrative, and it actually had a meaning. Very very very very very very good job, and thank you for making it! This is on another level.
ISRAEL SANTILLAN
ISRAEL SANTILLAN Vor 20 Tage
It can be very hard to give a sense or a purpose in everything we do at every second life goes on without worry about many things we can not control such as the pass of the time and our inexorable death and simply focus on the important things in the life and give our best to don't have regrets when our last moment in life come to an End 🤯
Josue Ravena
Josue Ravena Vor Monat
Damn it! I watched this during sad boi hours! But it did made me realize how the flow of time is very fast and slow at the same time. It feels like a flash, where 3 years ever since my mom passed. The pandemic also made me reflect how things can be both painful and fulfilling. Those dots can be a reminder that we need to enjoy the moment.
Alexander Lindblom
Alexander Lindblom Vor 8 Monate
Me: Alright then, what’s on the menu today? Kurzgesagt: Depression.
Yunus Altuntaş
Yunus Altuntaş Vor 2 Monate
@Aztaps II Based
Edd
Edd Vor 7 Monate
@Very Angry Duck PL Idk the particulars of Polish elections, but if the elections are free and fair, then that's a good thing. That's democracy. Democracy doesn't always lead to good outcomes, but it's the best we got. Maybe a lottery system could do better idk.
Neka Konjina
Neka Konjina Vor 7 Monate
@Martin Villa yeah it is in some countries.
Neka Konjina
Neka Konjina Vor 7 Monate
@Aztaps II ok but what does that have to do with Kurzgesagt being depressing?
Martin Villa
Martin Villa Vor 7 Monate
@Aztaps II Democracy isn't a good system, but it's the least worst system we have right now.
Vongola10Cd
Vongola10Cd Vor 3 Monate
This is exactly what I needed to see at this moment in life cuz I've been feeling lost for a while now. Time to get back on track.
Frank
Frank Vor Monat
25!? Wow. That was the first tiny drop of optimism for the future I've had in a long time. Welcome young adults! You're in the right place!
DT
DT Vor 2 Monate
This video made me want to go and hug my dad, I can’t remember the last time I did, and I can’t imagine a life without him.
froge
froge Vor 2 Monate
i guess i'm living my life ok because this video wasn't depressing to me. it was just another reminder to be grateful for the things i like and to be mindful of how i spend my time and energy.
LegoStein13
LegoStein13 Vor 8 Monate
I didn't plan on crying on a Tuesday afternoon, but here we are. This was lovely
Krishna Singh
Krishna Singh Vor 2 Monate
It's 12: 58 pm Tuesday 9 nov. And I think this was lovely too.
Hedi Kada
Hedi Kada Vor 7 Monate
@All Things Quick and I’m gay too :) fu bro ❤️ have a nice hxteful life on your own ✨you deserve it 🥰
The seven KINGS we love
@All Things Quick yes maybe in your world, but being gay is normal. And im certainly proud of it ;)
Ghost Healer
Ghost Healer Vor 8 Monate
@All Things Quick It is good. It is evolution. Is out of our control.
All Things Quick
All Things Quick Vor 8 Monate
@Ghost Healer unfortunately I think this is the way that evolution is going. 🤯🔫👈🤬
nbgurler
nbgurler Vor 3 Monate
I loved this article back then and am happy you made it into a video! 💜
Builder 101
Builder 101 Vor Monat
What am I doing with my life? I am praising the Lord each and every day, and enjoying each day He has given to the full. Every day I spend in this cursed world I spend with the Lord, for I am in the world, but I am not of the world, and the world doesn't own me, nor do I own it. I am proud to be a child of God, and I strive everyday to share His love and kindness with others!
Jean Carlos De Paula
I'm Brazilian and I love this Channel! I'm very happy that you considered Brazil in life time expectation comparasion part. Keep doing this great job!
Gio's House Club
Life is so precious, I couldn't imagine how great it could be before I watch this video. An entire new vision was adopted since. I have faced a hard time lately but whatever it was, I know something good is coming. Maybe I roll the right dice tomorrow. Just need to spread some love around and take care of things that really matters. I'm crying.
Null Null
Null Null Vor 8 Monate
"At some point in your childhood, you and your friends went outside to play together for the last time and nobody knew it"
Xlightzeathx D. ROBLOX and more! 🍢 🧋
@Maxi I nearly never spend time with my friends ever since 6 almost turning 7 to now 12 if you watch my vids you should know
Refrigerated Apple
@Young700 oh sorry, let's talk about the fact that whenever someone says "this generation" basically means that the generation before the person whom said that, didn't believe in them either, however, some great people don't just show at 12, sometimes it may, but most of the time, it happens in your adult hood, when you are developed. The fact that you are bullying people on the internet and saying "ThIs GeNeRaTiOn". and i have one last question to you before I stop replying to you, are you unable to accept a statement which proves you wrong? Or do you keep fighting because you know you are wrong and start making excuses? I mean, I know that you are atleast in your late twenties or early forties.
Young700
Young700 Vor Monat
@Refrigerated Apple the fact you think I have 0 friends is hilarious. Let's believe that narrative
Young700
Young700 Vor Monat
@Nd Zd well I wasn't born to cater to your sensibilities. I don't know you and couldn't care less if you got hit with a bus. Go away, I said what I said. You don't dictate my opinions.
Kino D
Kino D Vor Monat
@Nd Zd that's great that you do that, proud of you and your friends. It's not that people don't go outside but the time spent INSIDE had only increased and your experience is not the majority. I'm also apart of the generation
Mike Tayon
Mike Tayon Vor 2 Monate
I'm pushing 59, and wonder EVERY day, is this my last day?! Take care of your health folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TRY not to stress out, it can or DOES affect your lifespan!
MINU KUMARI
MINU KUMARI Vor 21 Tag
20 seconds in and I'm already feeling more understood than I did in 20 years of my life
glm
glm Vor 2 Monate
For me this video makes things even more tough. I really love spending time with people, but it is absorbing me very much if I start it. For me meeting people is fun but also a big psychological effort. I have to take a rest after and because of that my cognitive abilities are limited. Because of that I have really big problem with concentration, working, studying... I have to choose, if I wanna have progress in my life and relax alone or if I want to have fun (for now I dont have any better fun option). What now :(
Gantavya Ghagat
Gantavya Ghagat Vor 2 Monate
Just try to balance both. Your cognitive abilities are being limited by u thinking they are limited. Your body and brain will get used it if u practice it.
Thomas Hiensch
Thomas Hiensch Vor 3 Monate
A quick and simple reminder for working with the calender at the end of the video. In it, the first (1) year starts at your birth and ends with you turning 1. So you were 0 the whole first line. If you calculate and write down things, take notice that the first sphere of every row is the week after your birthday, and that your age is not the number that you see, but the number before.
Outdoor Air Conditioner
"You already spent 90% of your time with your family." This hit really hard.
Diego Owen-Lara
Diego Owen-Lara Vor 8 Monate
I see this as an absolute win, according to this video I’m not gonna have to deal with my parents anymore
GEMain
GEMain Vor 8 Monate
I straight up had to put my phone down cause the emotions welled up hard. Still recovering from the brief cry as I type this
José Tomás Sepúlveda Zuleta
@duckee Get on doing the things that really matter, you’re just on time! Your future you will thank you so much!
P
P Vor 8 Monate
@Speedin Hawk Well I know it sucks from experience, but we have phones and Skype where you can see them. Imagine living in Europe in the 1920', you left for the us and you probably never saw your family again in a big percentage of cases... You couldn't afford to spend the 6 weeks (or how many weeks it took) on see, and 10 years later they probably moved away, you stopped writing to them and so on.
Edward Newgate
Edward Newgate Vor 8 Monate
My Feelings cries
Moxxim
Moxxim Vor Monat
90% of the time you'll ever spend with your parents is already spent, that hit me so hard in the best way possible
John Doe
John Doe Vor 2 Monate
I'm poor and autistic, so I'm just sitting in my childhood bedroom waiting to die alone. And there is realistically nothing I can do about it. Unless something major happens that is out of my control. Those are just the cards I got In life!!
Ahmed Raza Shibli
I watch this video once in a while it always makes me wonder what lies next and what may be the last. But still ghe beauty is that one should enjoy what i have today.
Toma Yuu
Toma Yuu Vor 3 Monate
I'm 24 this year. I've always thought of wanting to live on my own since I'm already working a full-time job. I felt like being with my parents was suffocating and I couldn't really do anything out of my will. I was dead set on moving out until last year my mom suddenly got cancer. Every selfish thing I thought of suddenly vanished from my mind. Those days I reflected a lot and came to the conclusion that I don't ever want to leave my parents behind. My mom is getting older day by day and it's the same with my dad. I never noticed before but now when I take a closer look I can see my mom's hair has been turning white. Her beautiful face is laden with wrinkles, and she complains about a lot of aches in her body. I decided to dedicate as much time for them as I can all the while juggling my own personal life and affairs. I don't want to regret anything. I already regret making my mom feel like I wanted to get away from them. I love them so much.
Dennis 18
Dennis 18 Vor 8 Monate
Kurzgesagt is like that one teacher no one asked for but everyone needed.
kook
kook Vor 8 Monate
stop thinking that it's just one person making all this. It's just the narrator, there's like >30 people behind this channel making the videos
Weyland Punani
Weyland Punani Vor 8 Monate
We needed this?
Wood Elf
Wood Elf Vor 8 Monate
I don't need
Big Pasta
Big Pasta Vor 8 Monate
Negus
Jayus
Jayus Vor 8 Monate
I need one like him
Pirate
Pirate Vor Monat
Good god that hit deep. I think that videos like this can be interpreted to be either inspirational or depressing depending on how you tailor your outlook. On one hand it is shocking how little time you have, but it is also encouraging that everyone else has the same odds, so f*** thinking about the time you have left, think about the time you are in. It isn't about awaiting the end. It's about being the one corner of our universe, that we know of, that is able to experience itself through consciousness, so do what you want with your time to experience it however you wish. I always have to remind myself: "if something makes you happy, it needs not make sense to anybody else."
Dotsy
Dotsy Vor Monat
The top comments scared me out of watching this around 2 am, I sat in bed for over an hour thinking about it and being afraid to watch it thinking I would be scared and broken after watching it and wouldn't be able to sleep. I ended up watching it around 4 and I'm glad I did. If you're sorting the comments by new and see this and haven't watched it and feel the same way I did I think you should watch it, it's not crushing like other videos from this channel. It's a good reminder to cherish those around you and your own life, also to help bring awareness to people wasting their lives working to death.
Hardwired
Hardwired Vor Monat
im still not watching it but ok
Pavel Myshov
Pavel Myshov Vor Monat
I moved back to my parent's house after watching this video. I'm 28. I can live independetly, but just want to spend some more time of my life with them.
Deep State
Deep State Vor 3 Monate
This video made me very sad that I wasted so many of my years of work work work to spend my fun cards when I retire. I could not vision until I saw this video. I am at the tail end now without a way to get back precious moments that's worth more than the chump change I worked so hard for. I hope everyone sees this so you know where you are so you can plan for a full life. God Bless Everyone
SilliS
SilliS Vor 8 Monate
I might not have as much time left as a baby does, but this sure made me cry like one.
Ank 7
Ank 7 Vor 8 Monate
Do people seriously don't know anything about lucid dreaming? Cause if they would, they shouldn't be saying this
Optimus prime
Optimus prime Vor 8 Monate
@Willy Kalb sure, 😉
Cameron Butler
Cameron Butler Vor 8 Monate
a baby born today will only be 80 in the 22nd century
Ivan Kristić
Ivan Kristić Vor 8 Monate
@RayZard no, the point is you probably have tomorrow, so enjoy today
PerunaMursu333
PerunaMursu333 Vor 8 Monate
SILLIS
Businessman
Businessman Vor Monat
as someone who has lived over 450 weeks, I can say that life isn’t short, it’s only short if you never completed your goals, and that relationships are too hard to form romantically
Daniel W
Daniel W Vor 3 Monate
This video made me so grateful that I love what I do for a living.
M Rizky Lazuardi
M Rizky Lazuardi Vor 2 Monate
I literally cried watching this video, i just regret about how much time i spent wasted for nothing
tags
tags Vor Monat
The dice rolling part was very accurate.We can’t choose how our life progresses,only continue our way swimming through,awaiting the next dice roll and until the last roll
FireSpark81
FireSpark81 Vor 8 Monate
Great now I'm depressed. Thanks for reminding me of my mortality. Still love your channel though.
Diego López
Diego López Vor 3 Monate
@B Grn "Work, but not for the food that is perishable, but for that which remains for eternal life, which the Son of man will give you. Upon this God the Father has put his seal of approval." John 6: 2
BraveScaryThings
BraveScaryThings Vor 7 Monate
@Jack - I'm not saying I haven't accepted death as a reality, I just think it's useless. I don't think the elimination of death, or at least the extension of human life, is a bad thing. Where I come from death is not something to be praised. It only causes pain. It yanks people's loved ones away and causes suffering. I'm only saying it is something to work towards destroying. One day we will overcome aging and death. Our decendents will live for hundreds of years. I'm not worried about over population either. We'll be expanding out into the stars by that point and there's still plenty of room here on earth. The only people who could see those dreams as bad are people with no imagination and a subconscious wish for humanity to stay limited by its current circumstances. Technology will change and we will use it to change ourselves and lead better, longer lives without the constant worry of death and disease taking what we hold dear. I'm fine with that.
Jack -
Jack - Vor 7 Monate
@BraveScaryThings How on earth does one get stockholm syndrome for something that isn't a physical entity? You say death ruins life but without death there would be no life, without death the earth would be a cesspit of overpopulation of every type of life. I get you might be scared to die which is totally cool and normal but jeez guy you sound like you're really letting this bother you. Death is an unavoidable part of the cycle of life and in my eyes the sooner you come to terms with it the easier life is.
BraveScaryThings
BraveScaryThings Vor 7 Monate
@Jack - that is the most untrue, cliche thing ever. Death ruins life. What you are saying is the equivalent of a kidnap victim praising their captor. You've developed Stockholm syndrome for death. I'd much rather be immortal. I'm tired of things being finite with nothing to count on. I'm sorry if I sound harsh. I'm not trying to be mean. I'm sure you're nice. I just really hate death and I always will. Pisses me off.
Asd Asd
Asd Asd Vor 8 Monate
Reincarnation coming for us wait...
neumond
neumond Vor 26 Tage
This video feels much, much less emotional if you rewatch it after some time. It rather motivates to question yourself whether you spend your time on thing that's worth it.
∆ -Shadøw ×
∆ -Shadøw × Vor Monat
Always remember that no one is able to guarantee the amount of time you can spend in this world, so live a life you won't forget. :)
Tyler C
Tyler C Vor Monat
What on earth is everyone saying this was depressing for? I almost didnt watch this just from reading the comments. This video filled me with motivation and joy. Life is just so special and we can fo whatever we want with it. That's beautiful.
Juckey
Juckey Vor Monat
The greatest regret of my life is the time between 2014 - early 2020. I spent that time in some sort of cryo sleep where I never changed, took risks or tried anything new because I was too fearful and lazy to make things happen. However, everything since April 2020 have felt like a metamorphosis. So far I've said goodbye to my life mentor, ended my long lasting unemployment, moved away from apartment that felt like a prison, learned to control my insomnia, sold a house full of childhood memories and made extremely painful choice of letting a person go I cared more than anything. I could swear I've experienced, felt emotions and grown hundred times more now than the past six years combined.
Adam Hearne
Adam Hearne Vor 8 Monate
"What are you doing with your life?" Me sobbing uncontrollably: I don't know Mr Scienceman, I don't know
Sandesh Sharma
Sandesh Sharma Vor 4 Monate
Im laughing while crying..thankyou mate for this comment.
Liam Turcotte
Liam Turcotte Vor 4 Monate
@Saylor Twift I think the point is to make your own positive ending, not in the video, but in life.
hewn
hewn Vor 4 Monate
same 😂
ammmmm
ammmmm Vor 5 Monate
same
Gaurav Saini
Gaurav Saini Vor 7 Monate
I am not sure if I am terrified or amused, maybe both.
Cristian Lopez
Cristian Lopez Vor 2 Monate
I'm only 29 but in hindsight I enjoy most of my life when I'm with family and friends. Sometimes I do like solitude and work. But it seems irrelevant to spend precious time with the same people because if you look back at the time spent, you did not gain anything from it. But in the contrary you find sanity, peace, and reliance in those relationships. Don't make the mistake of moving away from family, try to stick together and help them more than they help you.
Payton Bonton
Payton Bonton Vor 3 Monate
This video really puts things into perspective, pretty overwhelming but it’s all so worth it.
Willow Brown (AnarchoPupGirl)
I lost my dad 4 months ago, and I'm only 28. This one really got my sprinklers going, honestly. I hadn't had a good banter with him in years, and he was always just a message away.
L4nd0C4lr1s14n
L4nd0C4lr1s14n Vor Monat
My mom died in a car accident when she was 46. And I was 21, and in the vehicle with her. She made it about 12 hours (technically) after the accident and it was not a good time. Life is precious be grateful for what you have and do what you want with it, unapologetically.
FreshtoDeath2010
FreshtoDeath2010 Vor 8 Monate
Makes me think of that quote, "At some point in your childhood, you and your friends went outside to play together for the last time, and nobody knew it. I think about that alot."
Arun Chauhan
Arun Chauhan Vor 8 Monate
Man I am in my early 40s. Looking back on that exact day when I had my pals around for the last time together I didn't realise how important was that. Now few dead and few scattered. Not happening
Gábor Rigó
Gábor Rigó Vor 8 Monate
@Aztaps II Damn, you got issues.
Kuroyasha_ryu1
Kuroyasha_ryu1 Vor 8 Monate
@Aztaps II so we doing a revolution for a new monarchy? establish social classes again and rule with iron fists?
Aztaps II
Aztaps II Vor 8 Monate
Don't let this comment distract you from the fact that democracy has proven itself to be a complete and utter failure. Throughout history, democracy has ruined thousands of lives due to it's corruptible nature. Democracy may pretend to be a fair and equal system of government but that is all a lie. Look at some of the democratic nations of the world. Look at the USA, a tyrannical and unstable nation with a population that has been divided due to stupid political parties. What about Libya? Libya tried to be a fair and equal nation under democracy, and dissolved into a chaotic mess. As a matter of fact, the original democratic system in Athens was completely based on privilege. When democracy was first created, you could only vote if you were a rich man. Ever since it's inception, democracy has always been corrupt. The system of democracy is an evil thing and all members of a Senate/Parliament/Congress should be executed for irreversibly fucking up the planet.
Carlost L
Carlost L Vor 8 Monate
google said this is from "Stand By Me"'s ending monologue. I hope that's correct
Tim Berg
Tim Berg Vor Monat
I have contemplated life and its finiteness most of my life and I have two (hopefully) cheerfull quotes to those who feel anxious about being reminded of what the content of this video entails. “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil" - Gandalf. "Dont be sad because it's over smile because it happened". - Random. Last one is cheesy, but it's true.
Mauricio Weber
Mauricio Weber Vor Monat
Thank you, your special takes on all things doesn’t stop to amaze me ... more and more
Den Marlou Remot
Den Marlou Remot Vor 3 Monate
My 4 year relationship ended a month ago and my grandfather died just 2 weeks ago. The last time I physically spent time together with both of them was before the pandemic. After we get out of this, things will never be the same.
Awibrahor
Awibrahor Vor Monat
I don’t need a calendar that shows how much time I’ve got left, thank you. Better to live - appreciatively - in the here and now.
LoveLee Aesthetic Audios
This man just calmly states thoughts haunting my head everyday, I absolutely burst into tears when he said the majority of time spent with your parents are over
Any Vitória
Any Vitória Vor 5 Monate
ME TOO
jemima
jemima Vor 6 Monate
gawd same... like "you're at the tail end of spending time with the most significant people in your life"
UNIVERSAL
UNIVERSAL Vor 6 Monate
Please subscribe
Sidney Moore
Sidney Moore Vor 6 Monate
That’s the point that fucked me up too.
Gabe Demarco
Gabe Demarco Vor 6 Monate
i'm 30, i also cried
crazytenor2011
crazytenor2011 Vor 2 Monate
I learn so much with these videos, but every now and again you throw a curve ball like this, and it just hits you on another level. Like damn...
Lemay Pereira
Lemay Pereira Vor 3 Monate
I even laughed with this video, amazing! "...useless for the society..." Great content as usual!
S4MZEY
S4MZEY Vor Monat
Watching this has been the most depressive thing Ive done in weeks, but it made me realize how short life is and that I should do domething with that time
MARINERI
MARINERI Vor 3 Monate
Work hard but also balance it with those you love ❤️
OmnivorousCarbon
OmnivorousCarbon Vor 8 Monate
Me: getting out of an existential crisis. Kurzgesagt: I'll fuckin do it again.
Carmela's Random Stuff
@André Alessi *oh shoot i heard him say the word*
Will Iam
Will Iam Vor 8 Monate
Don't you fucking dare!
OmnivorousCarbon
OmnivorousCarbon Vor 8 Monate
@George George well, hopefully some people here will live long enough to see a solution to aging, I am optimistic.
George George
George George Vor 8 Monate
why having crises, meditate be mindful, just accept this is a short term gift and everyone will die - it seems to be the rules of the game for everybody so far (unless you're one of those creatures that live forever, like coral and lobsters etc)
Ujwal Tayde
Ujwal Tayde Vor 8 Monate
Ohh Yeaa
Thái Bình Lộc
Thái Bình Lộc Vor 3 Monate
I guess this video just saved my life after wasting tons of my precious time hiding in my bedroom, freaking the shit out of myself lol with useless overthinking and anxiety. Duc, if you’re reading this comment, I wish you every happiness in your life.
boRegah
boRegah Vor 3 Monate
I have been suffering from severe anxiety for many years now but _luckily_ this video cured me _right away!_ I now feel very guilty and am terrified of my inevitable death so my motivation, _of course,_ is through the roof now 🙄 I will turn around my life immediately because I don't feel paralyzed or crushed by the freaky premise of this video _at all!_ (This comment might be sarcastic)
Peter Lauk
Peter Lauk Vor 2 Monate
This was excellent and powerful.
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