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  • Published on Feb 17, 2019
  • 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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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  4 months ago +9269

    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

    • Trevor Cormier
      Trevor Cormier Day ago

      @Pro Male Revolutionary ''This video makes a lot of base generalizations while neglecting some obvious truths''
      Exactly

    • Pro Male Revolutionary
      Pro Male Revolutionary Day ago

      @Trevor Cormier This video makes a lot of base generalizations while neglecting some obvious truths.

    • Trevor Cormier
      Trevor Cormier Day ago +2

      @Alex Cat Dishonest or ignorant. Probably both

    • Alex Cat
      Alex Cat Day ago +3

      @Trevor Cormier Damn straight. The video is visually dishonest.

    • Trevor Cormier
      Trevor Cormier Day ago +3

      @Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell
      This video keeps showing females being threatened with tribal exclusion. This is BS. It was the males that would have been ostrosized.

  • TigerZero aka Allen

    I'm 61 now. I could count all the friends that I've had that would make an effort to contact me on one hand. For the first 45 years you could say I was lonely. But I never thought of it that way. It was the normal for me. Then I met someone that could see past my social deficiencies and we became friends. Then I encountered another that a love has developed. Too bad that person lives halfway around the world. Now I know I had been missing something. Is that good or bad? I'm 20+ years older than them. When I die, I hate the grief they will be put though.

  • Malamex
    Malamex Day ago

    Best emotional video since optimistic nihilism.

  • Roberto Pozzi
    Roberto Pozzi Day ago

    Loneliness is a feeling that has evolved through time. It has had a beginning and, if we want and are capable of making spiritual effort, it will also have an end

  • yeshalloween
    yeshalloween Day ago

    I’ve been lonely my whole life. My whole damn life

  • Meii Vukku
    Meii Vukku Day ago

    or when you messed up a relationship (frienship, etc)

  • NinjaAssassin
    NinjaAssassin Day ago

    I’m normally lonely and this vid gives me a little more self confidence
    God bless all those kind hearted people 🙏🏻🤞🏼

  • Max Damage
    Max Damage Day ago +2

    I feel very lonely too. I've locked myself up in a room for almost a week untill today I finally found the courage to go out for a walk in the city. One of the first things I noticed was there were others sitting alone on benches, terraces, etc... It made me feel a little bit less lonely and more at ease with myself in less then 30 minutes. The sun was shining, so that felt good too. I kept walking and tried to force myself to smile at other people, make eye contact, or just say hello to someone. But I couldn't do it because I have so much social anxiety and low self esteem and I couldnt look at other people's eyes for over a second. Plus most of them just avoided eye contact. But then something weird happened. All of a sudden, out of all those people walking around in this shopping street, this older women which I had never even seen coming, stops me dead in my tracks in front of me and she says 'hello'. So I'm like, euh... yeah? hello...and I smile at her. She smiles back at me and walks away and that was that. Then this wave of pure happiness came over me. Somehow that 2-3 second event completely made my day. Out of all those people out there this women picked me out to say 'hello' to. It's hard to describe what I felt next, but it almost felt like God does exist, and he saw how I was struggling with my loneliness and he sent her my way to acknowledge me.

    • Max Damage
      Max Damage Day ago

      @ApplePie Yeah I wish I could explain it a little better, because it was so fucking weird. Because I was really trying to notice every single individual I could smile too, look in the eyes or say hello to, and somehow I hadn't seen her. It was just like she popped out of thin air. And then she's like maybe 1 meter away from me staring me right in the eyes, and she has this look in her eyes like she's got something extremely important to tell me.. And then all she says is hello, waiting for a response from me. And i'm just dumbfounded cause like this cant just be some random coincidence right? Never in my life has someone approached me like that, and the day I'm trying to find the courage to give someone a hello, this somewhat crazy women gives me one instead. I'm still trying to figure out what exactly happened there. Maybe it was just me sending off some kind of vibe that somehow got picked up by someone else's subconscious idk. Either way I can't wait for my next walk in the city. Who knows what kind of magical things could happen next time.

    • Max Damage
      Max Damage Day ago

      @Tom 441 Well practice makes perfect. You've already made the first steps and you should be proud of yourself for that. Now just keep going forward and remember that even giving someone a fake smile is likely to make them feel better!

    • Tom 441
      Tom 441 Day ago

      Max Damage I have social anxiety too, I wish I had the courage to say hello and perhaps start a conversation with a stranger. I have done it before a few times but only a few times.

    • ApplePie
      ApplePie Day ago +1

      That's a great story, never give up! :)
      I remember that I had a rough day and felt lonely and sad but went to a small chocolate shop in order to buy something for my mum's birthday. And the shopkeeper asked me if what I bought is a birthday present, I answered and he smiled at me when I left. Idk why but this small conservation made me happier. It shows that even just a smile from a stranger can make me feel better. So if we just keep smiling, we can even make someone's day better. Good luck in your future, too. :)

  • Pizzazoomman
    Pizzazoomman Day ago

    Pshff! Who needs friends when you have a Xbox?

  • xXCoffee And Beans GachaXx

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Wait violets aren’t blue
    Yeah, it’s really true!

  • Muhammet nuri Çetin

    Harika bi iş çıkarmışsınız. Teşekkürler.

  • İlke Sacit Altıncan

    you are the beautiful side of life...

  • yyooimu
    yyooimu Day ago

    I feel lonely yet i dont wanna talk to anybody... 🤔😅

    • Max Damage
      Max Damage Day ago

      You dont want to? Or you're just affraid to because it would be awkward or you think someone might judge you?

  • Winner &
    Winner & Day ago

    i hate being lonely but i definitely know its because of my own thoughts like a defence mechanism, but i hid myself away for so long that i cant tell if someone is being genuine or not and i really see every body as the same (seems like they dont really care) but i always try to correct my mind because i have to believe that its not true. Man like this video explained i think im in the deep end of loneliness, i really want someone to stick out there hand and say "hey im here" but in person not facebook it feels less genuine because you see it all the time but then i realised its a personal depth that you yourself have to pull yourself out of. I really dont like seeing people being lonely but its hard to pull someone out of there. Guess we all just have to always be open for love, pain whatever because at least you feel something m, dont get to where i am i always feel terribly numb

  • Glenn Guiao
    Glenn Guiao 2 days ago

    Somehow, I feel less lonely watching this video

  • Kids Animations
    Kids Animations 2 days ago

    Why people saying they "Oh don't have any friends" well.. Don't have you family

    • Candy and Darkside
      Candy and Darkside Day ago

      Not everyone has a good relationship with their family or is able to socialize with them

  • K Lawliet
    K Lawliet 2 days ago +1

    Could loneliness be cured by something other than social interactions? like, having pets?

    • ApplePie
      ApplePie Day ago

      Maybe that could work for someone. But I'm sure for example I couldn't stand having no friends but pets

  • Ana Gabriela Estrella

    Yeah .. I feel lonely.. every part of the video describes me 💔

  • GoonzaBlazzit420
    GoonzaBlazzit420 2 days ago +1

    is this a personal attack or something

  • Tanner
    Tanner 2 days ago +1

    Goddamn i am so scared i don't want to die... I assume that i can't get rid of my loneliness because i have social anxiety and other mental disorders that make me not able to have friends or like it's so hard for me to get a friend
    I been with no friends the most of my life
    I just d-don't want to.. die :(

    • ApplePie
      ApplePie Day ago

      Hey, come on, you don't have to die. Try talking to someone. How was your day for example?

  • Fearless loner
    Fearless loner 2 days ago +1

    I love being a Loner

  • Ozz LB
    Ozz LB 2 days ago +1

    I miss the days i had before graduation , university life is different....

  • Armagedonyx
    Armagedonyx 2 days ago

    Yes... I'm lonely in general, at my school. It appends sometimes that I speak to some people but not systematicly.

    • Armagedonyx
      Armagedonyx 2 days ago

      I do have some of these feelings in my life.

  • Reda Alnoueimi
    Reda Alnoueimi 2 days ago

    Where's the ducks

  • Muhammad Nadif
    Muhammad Nadif 2 days ago

    :'(

  • LightCrasher
    LightCrasher 3 days ago +1

    I think this is the reason I could not get along whith 1 girl on my work I really liked, and still do. She is too defensive, I can't get trought it even when I try my hardest being nice to her.

  • pewdieseptiplier pewdieseptiplier

    I have trust issues and hostile towards other at first due to being bullied in elementary

  • Johana Sandoval
    Johana Sandoval 3 days ago +1

    Hoping to break this cycle by next year...

  • Francis Mate
    Francis Mate 3 days ago +1

    The moment I realised I was lonely was when I would hang out most of the time in a cubicle during recess/lunch in high school

  • Luis Felipe Uribe
    Luis Felipe Uribe 3 days ago

    I really liking your thematics talked on your last videos!! your videos talking too much about universe was making this hole on my heart in some point this year, but I fixed that just with your tips adressed on this video. I forggeting that I'm human, xd

  • nata
    nata 3 days ago +1

    Since we are all in the same state and feel the same thing, why don't we have each other?

  • Merel
    Merel 3 days ago +1

    If you feel lonely, talk about it. With anyone. Friends, family, colleagues. You'll see they understand. Opening up and showing vulnerability is important to build meaningful relationships. There is always someone who wants to listen. Always!

  • It’s time O’ clock

    Fools. I’ve been lonely for 6 years and I’m fine. Just grow up.

  • Ciel Phantomhive
    Ciel Phantomhive 3 days ago +1

    I’m not lonely, just to busy playing video games

  • sebmeister67
    sebmeister67 3 days ago

    That s it i m done dude i m done you can t even isolate yourself from the bullshit without bullshit cosmic rules fucking you up it s....i have nothing anymore no answers i looked for answers for 20 fucking years and all of them are horrible the only answer being that you somehow have to be smart enough to mingle with the environment but get this dumb enough to believe that everything that is happening is a okay it s a joke,it really is it s cliche as fuck but it really is a gag

  • you'reNice uKnow
    you'reNice uKnow 3 days ago +2

    7:41 "...not answer the phone when friends call..."
    Well nobody calls me since im a loner

  • Александр Садовский

    3:59 Ukraine, lol 🇺🇦

  • Minty Chan
    Minty Chan 3 days ago +2

    I’m the type of person who is the ‘back up friend’. I originally had a huge friend group. I was with them so often. And when they cut me off for not acting right I didn’t know what to do with myself. I still don’t. I’m only happy around friends, but even around my family I just don’t feel much. I don’t feel the need to do things. It’s like when you finish a good book and feel like theres nothing to feel or do. That’s how I feel almost all the time now.

  • Clare Jamil
    Clare Jamil 3 days ago

    this was awesome - Thank you!!

  • H. Minh Pham
    H. Minh Pham 3 days ago

    Pretty sure i would die alone

  • A m o r é
    A m o r é 3 days ago

    your voice sounds like the peppa pig narrator

  • ANNEX
    ANNEX 3 days ago

    This is the greatest video i hv seen. From the music collaberation. The research and how informative it is. I love it. Especially the song fits so well

  • Schismatic Sci
    Schismatic Sci 3 days ago

    How ironic; as our world shrinks, our divide from others grow

  • Se7enwonders
    Se7enwonders 3 days ago

    “Let me tell you this; if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, its not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” - Jodi Picoult, My Sisters Keeper

  • IsaiahDoesGaming :D
    IsaiahDoesGaming :D 3 days ago

    Such a great video! Super accurate! Perfect explanations and examples! Also inspiring to people! I can say, u gained a subscriber! And most likely many more! Keep up your good work!

  • Paragon Of virtue
    Paragon Of virtue 4 days ago +2

    Your purpose in life is to know the reason for your existence ,the loneliest people are atheist my heart goes out to them ,

  • BlackPather bp
    BlackPather bp 4 days ago +1

    I sometimes just wish i can go back in time to change

    • ApplePie
      ApplePie Day ago

      Nah, I think we all think sometimes that we could have done something otherwise in the past. But sadly we cannot go back.
      However, it's never too late. Finding a new friend can happen any time, don't give up! :)

  • BlackPather bp
    BlackPather bp 4 days ago

    Basically me,

  • Hiro
    Hiro 4 days ago

    Shhhh stop being so loud-

  • Glitching Alan
    Glitching Alan 4 days ago

    is not even having any friends "loneliness" or "being alone"?

  • Thomas O'Malley
    Thomas O'Malley 4 days ago +1

    hello, fellow lonely people :)

  • Lumine Moon
    Lumine Moon 4 days ago +1

    Then how do you explain about introverts?

  • ああ
    ああ 4 days ago

    I had always felt loneliness in the school. I would appreciate that I could learn that it is not shameful or particular to me.

  • Juanjo Solano
    Juanjo Solano 4 days ago

    Ty for this videos guys...

  • Pruthvi B
    Pruthvi B 4 days ago

    I think🤔 reading books r the good medicine for loneliness

  • Celestial Hydra
    Celestial Hydra 4 days ago

    Narrator its easy to say..



    hard to do..lol

  • Max Resdefault
    Max Resdefault 4 days ago +1

    I wrote a friend I haven't spoken to in a while - ignored.
    I called a family member who became estranged - ignored.
    I invited a work buddy for a coffee = awkwardly declined.
    I went out to one of the places suggested in the video - laughed out.

    • Fearless loner
      Fearless loner Day ago

      Yh every thing about this video was great except for that crap he said at the end like "talk to someone or invite someone etc"

  • Max Resdefault
    Max Resdefault 4 days ago

    Are you lonely if you simply despise people?

  • The Deathleaper
    The Deathleaper 4 days ago

    This made me cry. But omg thank you for this

  • WHY
    WHY 4 days ago

    > twice as deadly as obesity
    > twice as deadly as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day
    Way to go describing all 3 scenarios I’m in

    • Max Resdefault
      Max Resdefault 4 days ago

      I drink a beer and a half per day bro, which is worse than both smoking and loneliness.

  • WHY
    WHY 4 days ago

    The worst is when individuals become so lonely to the point of joining online cliques for the sake of racism because it makes them feel like they are part of something. They have inferiority complex and use pseudo science to boost their egos in superiority while drowning in depression inside

  • iBFP
    iBFP 4 days ago +1

    Do beautiful people feel lonely? Or this feeling for us the ugly people only?

  • iBFP
    iBFP 4 days ago +1

    Im literally literally lonely no friends in real life no friends even when im gaming on my PS4 and i know when people wanna be my friends I don't feel comfortable and reject them 😢
    I don't know what's wrong with me but im i guess im gonna die alone 😭💔

    • DannyBoyDJB
      DannyBoyDJB 4 days ago

      iBFP no worries man.
      Take care 👊😊

    • iBFP
      iBFP 4 days ago +1

      @DannyBoyDJB im always with my family they're the only friends i got in this life i will always stay with them... And thank you for your kinds words man it really touched my heart 💓💓💓😢

    • DannyBoyDJB
      DannyBoyDJB 4 days ago

      iBFP you’re not alone, man. I’m in the same position. I’ve rejected a lot of people who want to be friends but are too negative for me to handle. I’m happy with family. They make me feel safe and loved. Spend time with them and you’ll feel so much more welcomed. But you’ll find friends later in your life. You’ll branch out, believe me.

  • Paul Jennings
    Paul Jennings 4 days ago

    Rubbish family. But they had no sense of family either. The greatest gift I gave my kids was not having them. A lifetime spent relying on the kindness of strangers. I would love a whole new family - even at age 60...

  • NoName
    NoName 4 days ago +1

    I want to make new friends but I don’t like the effort. And if they make the effort, then I think it’s creepy. So it’s never ending cycle

    • NoName
      NoName Day ago

      ok maybe not creepy, I think I used the wrong word. I keep my guard up like I keep new people too distanced from me, I don’t share much. So they always remain like acquaintances and friendship never really materialises.

    • ApplePie
      ApplePie 2 days ago

      Similar situation here. Even though I'm not that lonely, I want to make new friends. However, I'm always worried that they won't like me and that's why I don't make an effort, it's a bit funny :D
      But I don't think it's creepy when others make the effort; I would be happy if someone started a conversation with me. I think you should try to get to know others when they are willing to make an effort, it's a great opportunity to find friends :)

    • Nether Fel
      Nether Fel 4 days ago

      Then you won't make friends.

  • Barely Me
    Barely Me 4 days ago

    I’m so lonely I’m only 15 and it’s really hard going through life... everyone is in relationships and yet girls always date guys that don’t respect them and yet I’m the nicest guy in my school and no girl with even try a relationship with me I’ve known a girl since I was 5 (10 years) and I told her how I felt and she ignored me but the problem is and no matter what people tell me I’m in love with her and I can’t stop I know I’d love her and I know me and her would work but she seems blind to it because she’s dating her ex who previously cheated on her with another girl and she keeps giving him chances when I know I’d never give up on her and I’d love he forever

    • Element XVI
      Element XVI 2 days ago

      homie i'm 15 as well, non of this relationship shit in high-school matters. Don't dwell on stupid shit like this go and enjoy doing what makes you happy. And if you really think this girl will make you happy in the end...you're probably wrong. anyway cheer up mate hope you find what your looking for in the end.

    • Barely Me
      Barely Me 2 days ago

      ApplePie thank you... it’s just really hard seeing them get hurt by the guys they pick and act oblivious when the guy leaves them and yet I’ve shown her throughout the last 10 years that I’m respectful and would only care for her and yet she dates guys that keep leaving her for other girls and it’s hard seeing a girl as nice as her and nice girls in general feel so sad when the bad guys hurt them

    • ApplePie
      ApplePie 2 days ago

      Don't give up! You're only 15, you have a lot of time to find the one who you love and who loves you back. As you get older, girls will soon realize, it's not always good to pick the "bad guy"

    • Tom 441
      Tom 441 4 days ago

      Barely Me learn the difference between being a nice guy and good guy, then choose which guy you’d rather be.

  • Darkus Hydranoid
    Darkus Hydranoid 4 days ago

    I used to play video games to have fun and inadvertently meet tons of new friends. But now I feel like games don't encourage building friendships to overcome goals like they used to. No one talks anymore on online video games. No one wants to stick around.

    • Darkus Hydranoid
      Darkus Hydranoid 4 days ago

      @DannyBoyDJB yeah i guess im just not keeping up with the times, what with discord servers n what not

    • DannyBoyDJB
      DannyBoyDJB 4 days ago

      Darkus Hydranoid people nowadays on games decide to play publicly, but talk to their friends in party chat whether or not they’re in the same game.
      I just give up trying to make friends online. No one cares as much as they used to back on the Xbox 360.
      Even games like over watch no one wants to talk but will message you when you do bad

    • Darkus Hydranoid
      Darkus Hydranoid 4 days ago

      @DannyBoyDJB when i played monster hunter world last year, i bought a ps4 and pre-ordered the game

      while i spent over 200 hours on it, i cant help but feel it was a bit shallow of an experience. i made no friends.

      yet in the previous monster hunter games, i had so many memorable moments with people i could call friends

    • DannyBoyDJB
      DannyBoyDJB 4 days ago

      Darkus Hydranoid feel that 100% the gaming community has become very antisocial it’s depressing

  • Enzo Yuzuki
    Enzo Yuzuki 4 days ago +1

    I usually feel this every day!
    This is actually very annoying, but I keep going on because I know that the others are, well, the others and I'm I.
    I'm my best friend.

  • Aashay
    Aashay 4 days ago

    I cried after watching this. If anyone wants to talk, feel free to chat! :)

  • Marcel joshua Kannampuzha

    i know as a loenly person you need to talk to someone, but its hard to talk to someone when its gets difficult to describe the problem to another.

  • 8thDeadlySLn
    8thDeadlySLn 5 days ago

    Is it weird that I'm satisfied with being by myself though? I feel at peace. I have social interactions every now and again, but its not an every day thing or even a weekly thing. I do feel lonely even when I am with people which is odd, but I do analyze a lot of what I do and what other people do. Can loneliness be caused by social interactions?

    • ApplePie
      ApplePie 2 days ago

      I have a friend who has many friends but he still often looks lonely. Maybe because he has so many ones, he doesn't have a lot who are really close to him. So I believe you can be lonely even when you know a lot of people.
      And don't forget that people are different. Maybe someone feels happy alone while here is me, who hates being alone.

  • Most Optimal Person IN HISTORY

    When u workout and look after ur health u enjoy being alone. When u have projects and work you enjoy doing u don’t feel lonely. Stay busy and u will be healthy

  • gorrilaboy22
    gorrilaboy22 5 days ago

    Just gonna say this cos it's true. We cave beasts were much less lonely in our caves and around our campfires.

  • Mohammed Arqam
    Mohammed Arqam 5 days ago

    This video just make me realize this channel cares for me more than my loved ones 😭

  • KyleV
    KyleV 5 days ago

    life is a matter living everyday with this (almost)

  • Nayo Torres
    Nayo Torres 5 days ago

    This video is so accurate it hurts.

  • Bavarian Banshee
    Bavarian Banshee 5 days ago

    This hit way, way too close to home... I was on the verge of tears throughout the second half because of how well it described what I've been doing for years... I've gone through that horrible cycle so many times now that I don't know if I can dig myself out of this hole on my own...

  • Daily PieRat
    Daily PieRat 5 days ago

    Being Lonely feels great but at the same time your mind just motivates you that being lonely is great instead your brain is hiding something that you really want too have friends but other than that it just secretive. So is being lonely good?

  • Álex the Benighted
    Álex the Benighted 5 days ago

    Anyone wants to be my friend?

    • ApplePie
      ApplePie 2 days ago

      I've checked your channel, too, its nice :)
      For how long have you playing the piano?

    • Felipe Basquiroto
      Felipe Basquiroto 4 days ago

      your piano skills are awesome!

  • Álex the Benighted
    Álex the Benighted 5 days ago +1

    I feel alone almost all the time. I think it's chronic right now...

  • Alaa Khassa
    Alaa Khassa 5 days ago

    this channel is the new vsauce

  • Mallow Is Not A Tadpole

    It's almost like a slave racket that's designed to isolate and exploit individuals is a bad thing. It's almost like the problem isn't us, but the basic structure of the society we are forced to live in.

  • Lucas Larrière
    Lucas Larrière 5 days ago

    Excellent !

  • God Chicken
    God Chicken 5 days ago

    This video made my realize I suffer from social anxiety.

    • God Chicken
      God Chicken 5 days ago +1

      @Ruben Wolting Thanks man.
      I'm trying my best to overcome it.
      Mainly how I walk.

    • Ruben Wolting
      Ruben Wolting 5 days ago

      God Chicken much luck wished

  • Amos Kiprono
    Amos Kiprono 5 days ago +1

    better being lonely than being with toxic persons

  • 김준혁
    김준혁 5 days ago

    Wow you guy are really talented video makers! This video is heart-touching and the animation is splendid!

  • Fuck Google
    Fuck Google 5 days ago +2

    I am not lonely, Im sick of not having privacy

  • zakia rani
    zakia rani 5 days ago

    I am a lonely girl but I can not change myself loneliness have just made me a prisoner May god help me and other people to get rid of this dangerous disease.

  • haruto ocsana
    haruto ocsana 5 days ago

    That is true😔

  • Erdimir Putogan
    Erdimir Putogan 6 days ago +1

    One of the main reason people are lonely is because of our economic system and the great wealth disparities... People aren't free in a system like that, they much rather be competitive than be social or engage in some kind of solidarity, because they are put in a position where financial pressure is so high and the social security net is so small that they automatically think about their own sake...
    For example: you have friend A and friend B, friend A is doing good and you get along fine and it helps you in your own motivation for your career as well, friend B is doing less fine and is losing hope because he/she had negative experiences, friend B isn't going to be of benefit to your career progress as he/she isn't interested in making a big career anymore due to negative experiences... what happens is you drop friend B over time and the rest is history, i.e. explained in this video...
    Conclusion: people are often forces to think in terms of competition and to be afraid of their own due to their culture, expectations, the way we organise ourselves economically, advertisiments and people we look up to (celebrities , athletes, actors - people with a great talent, but not necessarily a great/critical mindset)... Look at the united states where working people are so fragmented against each other, trying to 'make it', no wonder there's so much mental health issues when everybody is just thinking about their own sake.
    People should collaborate more and the elites, the big capital should start behaving like they earn their status to begin with. This world is a joke when you think about... And then I'm not even talking about the disparities between the global North & South.
    I hope you feel me when you read this.
    I feel alone because of this, and because I feel as many people choose entertainment or something else to be comfortable in to dull their own intellect and heart. We ALL know this world, in many respects, is f*cked up. Yet we continue as if nothing is ever happening... Well some people that RUIN this world profit from that passive behaviour, and we're just rewarding them or falling into their traps by voting on politicians who propose easy solutions, scapegoat and divide even more, so that certain elite groups can continue in their ways. So yh, I feel alone in my quest in understanding this world, because it sometimes feel that nobody dares to care. Dares to feel the pain of others. Dares to refuse our (a)social reality.
    Whoever read this through until the end, thank you.
    Let me know what you think!

  • Parag Lokhande
    Parag Lokhande 6 days ago

    I'm lonely and don't know what to do with my life

  • jocelyn rodriguez
    jocelyn rodriguez 6 days ago

    This is so true cuz I’m living it

  • Mark Lee
    Mark Lee 6 days ago +1

    This is the first KG vid where the narrator sounds bored and unmotivated.

  • Lone Ghost _/\__/\_
    Lone Ghost _/\__/\_ 6 days ago

    4ever alone it’s not so bad you go numb

  • #441
    #441 6 days ago

    It's like y'all know me..

  • bald guy with a few subscribes and no videos

    how kurzgesagt works;
    1. explaining and meaning
    2. facts
    3. scary part
    4. **oh okay**

    • Maverich S
      Maverich S 5 days ago +1

      5. **having an existential crisis for 30 mins**

  • bald guy with a few subscribes and no videos

    5:37 well if youre an obesity, smoke a pack of ciggar a day, and lonely
    it means *triple kill*

    • #441
      #441 6 days ago +1

      LOL, I read that in my Halo voice.

  • Fallbeast the gamer
    Fallbeast the gamer 6 days ago +1

    I feel like I'm not needed in this world

  • Gustavo de Jesus
    Gustavo de Jesus 6 days ago

    I'm brazilian, 22 years, i suffer from depression and self isolation! It's really hard to fight counter that feeling but i always try my best and every time i feel really bad i search professional help. I really loved that video and only see the true here. If you feel like in the video, please, search a professional!

  • 氵每夕卜
    氵每夕卜 6 days ago +1

    *"being together meant survival, being alone meant death"*
    Me, a suicidal individual: so that's why I want to be alone most of the time!