Optimistic Nihilism


Comments • 41 475

  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    There's brand new stuff in the Kurzgesagt Merch Shop. Check it out here: shop.kurzgesagt.org

    • Matthew Renteria
      Matthew Renteria  1 weeks back

      Gabe Cook mentioning a law that doesn’t disprove my claim; I think that’s absurd..

    • subscribe challenge
      subscribe challenge  1 weeks back

      @Matthew RenteriaOne of science's greatest laws is the "cause and effect", so for every reaction has to have a cause. A reaction can not spontaneously become a reaction without an action. The earth can not be so precise and beautiful all by nothing. Just listen to what your actually "believe" in, that's absurd!!!

    • Fatih Turker
      Fatih Turker  4 weeks back

      @Malcolm Nadeau without morality which is strongly related with faith/ religion all logical systems will fail eventually

    • Matthew Renteria
      Matthew Renteria  3 months back

      Godzilla John Believe what men tell you, might happen might not either way waiting doesn’t help yourself

  • 西城李
    西城李  3 hours back

    It seems positive tho, but it also could be an excuse for criminals and cults.

    • 西城李
      西城李  3 hours back

      however, life is suffering, essentially.

      • Ran Lin
        Ran Lin  12 hours back

        Hit the thumbs up if you also had tears watching this.

        • DroolingLizard
          DroolingLizard  16 hours back

          For the record, your videos have never induced existential dread or any negative thoughts on me, and this one definitely didn't. I think it all depends on our own mindset, our worldview; I mean if you can think of something like optimistic nihilism, you can think of something positive from being fired from your job, losing a loved one, making bad decisions, or any 'negative' situation. Your videos are very uplifting to me because that's what I'm looking for.

        • Felipe C
          Felipe C  1 days back

          the only thing that bothers me is that i wont get to see our space colonies, i won't get to see a bunch of things, i can compensate a little by watching sci-fi movies but i want to see that myself, not in a movie, ill miss out on a bunch of games, movies, anime, cool technology. to put it simple, i don't really care if my life ends in a year from now or in 3 months, but if i want to stay alive just to see where humanity ends up

          • Tremmor500
            Tremmor500  1 days back

            I’m still filled with horrible crippling dread.

            • SoftwareDev 101
              SoftwareDev 101  1 days back

              We are simply apertures, through which the universe looks at itself.

              • Dylan_Jensen
                Dylan_Jensen  1 days back


                • Tino
                  Tino  1 days back

                  The beauty of Nihilism is that it gives you more of a reason to live a long, happy and productive life than any other belief. Religions and such believe in life after death, whether that be an afterlife, reincarnation, or even becoming one with the Earth. And they all glorify this continued, spiritual existence that you apprently enter upon death. So if they're true, what's the point of living? Why not kill yourself and go to Heaven already?

                  (Being a Christian my whole life is actually what made me suicidal since I was seven. I hated dealing with Earth and just wanted to hurry up and get to that "better place")

                  But not Nihilism. With this belief, you have been dead for an eternity before you were born. But now suddenly, you are alive. There is no reason why, you just are. It's your vacation from death, and eventually you're going to have to go back to being dead, resting forever. This is your one shot, so you better make this life the best goddamned life you could possibly have, but don't fear dying either. As Kurzgesagt said, close your eyes for even an instant. That is how long forever feels when you are dead, it will be so very peaceful. No more pain, no suffering, no problems, no thoughts, no feelings. Just... peace. True, unbreakable peace. Nihilism isn't edgy atheism, it's honestly the most freeing thing I've ever heard in my life.

                • Tino
                  Tino  1 days back

                  "Do the things that make you feel good, you get to decide you"

                  *_Yoshikage Kira's theme plays faintly in the distance_*

                  (But seriously though, this is an amazing video)

                  • Simon Boros
                    Simon Boros  1 days back

                    This video gives people with depression hope, and hopeful people depression

                    • Ronald
                      Ronald  2 days back

                      if heaven exists, wouldnt it be as goalless and meaningless as life, but just infinite

                      • جحخ خحج
                        جحخ خحج  2 days back

                        الله لا إله الا هو الحي القيوم عالم كل شيء وخالق كل شيء ونحن عباد من عباده الكون في صفه ماده اوطاقه أين سيذهب في ملكه انه الملك هل فهمت كلامي إن الله يهدي من يشاء فكر كما تشاء النتيجة واحده دائما =!!!!!!!!!!!!

                        • A21
                          A21  2 hours back

                          Exactly bruv

                      • rad
                        rad  2 days back

                        we got one shot one chance to seize everything we ever wanted whil we take it or just let it slip

                        • I Exist
                          I Exist  2 days back

                          Who’s here to reassure themselves because of climate change

                          • Brodie Knight
                            Brodie Knight  2 days back

                            Well said

                            • Marek Vodicka
                              Marek Vodicka  2 days back

                              Literally Sartre's existentialism but ok.

                              • Ju K
                                Ju K  2 days back

                                Optimistic nihilism: a quick guide to psychopathy

                                • Anik i
                                  Anik i  2 days back

                                  That graphics

                                  • AJ Narit
                                    AJ Narit  2 days back

                                    While this can certainly be empowering, this can also be used as an excuse to think exclusively for oneself without thinking about some sort of bigger picture since, there is no reason for anything at all except for the ones we create.

                                    • Akshat Wagadre
                                      Akshat Wagadre  2 days back

                                      damn this was so fucking beautiful. I think I might even change after watching this!

                                      • BmanPwnz
                                        BmanPwnz  2 days back

                                        I watched this video a while ago and it **really** helped me with my personal world view and coping with the mentioned existential dread. Love to everyone involved in making this. 💜

                                        • Salt Bucket
                                          Salt Bucket  2 days back

                                          Rick and Morty rip off!!

                                          • RomanceThief
                                            RomanceThief  2 days back

                                            they aren't very good at these kinds of videos

                                            • frank garcia
                                              frank garcia  2 days back

                                              Oh well now I see why people suicide, Mmm.

                                              • Robin Singh
                                                Robin Singh  2 days back

                                                Watches 3:58 again and again.
                                                Becomes evil😅

                                                • chaym feldman
                                                  chaym feldman  2 days back

                                                  i tend to agree with the book ' Trip2Sha' : "..and so told us the nameless wizard : ".. to believe a mono life of anything, including the universe, is very redundant, as life itself is greater than you can conceive, right now.. Thus, just by contemplating on Energy, Change, and Infinity - you discover its logical to assume you yourself carry Energy, Change and Infinity withing the living you.. These 3 pieces are sparkling. intelligent, and immortal and continue to live beyond you as you transform : your body is consumed by the great earth mother as these 3 shining pieces continues the journey .. born again to live again.. "

                                                  • normal guy
                                                    normal guy  3 days back

                                                    Thank YOU
                                                    Just thank you

                                                    • Savie Animates
                                                      Savie Animates  3 days back

                                                      I mean eveyone thinks this is so genius and eveything but how do you think that I’m still alive after the bout of depression? Why am I still alive after it and why do vow that I don’t even or will have a single action of suicide is that how ridiculously pointless it is. As feeling is just all the more better for 5 years now since I was 11 I believed that at my very own will. And for most I guess it might be a foreign concept but I guess it’s nice to spread to those who have not discovered it. Farewell and good wishes to all of you ❤️ and I wish your ups to fly over and above ones average

                                                      • Ahmet ASLAN
                                                        Ahmet ASLAN  3 days back

                                                        Hocam çok güzel anlatıyorsunda sen bu insanları görmüyormusun bunlarla birlikte nasıl mutlu huzurlu yaşayabilirizki

                                                        • Mattygbar
                                                          Mattygbar  3 days back

                                                          Kurzgesagt: *This video*
                                                          Also Kurzgesagt: yo what happens if you throw an elephant off a skyscraper?

                                                          • Yo gi
                                                            Yo gi  3 days back

                                                            I get the feeling when you said make a galactic empire
                                                            My conciousness trying to tell me something

                                                            • Manuel Melchor Miranda III

                                                              This gave me an existential crisis

                                                              • Perhaps Vanish?
                                                                Perhaps Vanish?  3 days back

                                                                But I can play Minecraft with my little brother, so idc lol

                                                                • Huy Tran Dang
                                                                  Huy Tran Dang  3 days back

                                                                  This video gave me more existential crisis than any video before

                                                                  • Alexander Zieschang
                                                                    Alexander Zieschang  3 days back

                                                                    I love this video! I always watch it when I'm feeling depressed.

                                                                    • Djavan Okendo Cascante

                                                                      Holly Jesus guys these videos are something else! Great work, keep it up!!

                                                                      • Mario Valdeolivar
                                                                        Mario Valdeolivar  3 days back

                                                                        So, in a nutshell...be happy

                                                                        • sokrates mokrates
                                                                          sokrates mokrates  4 days back

                                                                          Doğduğum için yaşamak zorunda kalan bir insanım,doğmasaydım inanın yaşamazdım.

                                                                          • Gorthan300
                                                                            Gorthan300  4 days back

                                                                            Remember: a little kid dig a hole to expand village with a drill, years later he drills the universe and creates the heaven

                                                                            • Rahul Rahangdale
                                                                              Rahul Rahangdale  4 days back

                                                                              Excellent Narration!!

                                                                              • Manoj Hosmath
                                                                                Manoj Hosmath  4 days back

                                                                                Did you find 0:39 creepy!?

                                                                                •   4 days back

                                                                                  Born to late to explore the world
                                                                                  Born to early to explore the universe

                                                                                  • Jake L
                                                                                    Jake L  4 days back

                                                                                    Lots of unexplored space and ocean. Lots of species undiscovered particularly in the Amazon

                                                                                • kimh samh
                                                                                  kimh samh  4 days back

                                                                                  Nothing scares me more than infinity, the very concept of unending space and time, no start point no endpoint, really !! that's makes everything what exactly? pointless. meaningless. Let us all be real nihilists and just enjoy living

                                                                                  • kimh samh
                                                                                    kimh samh  3 days back

                                                                                    @I Like YouTube. true, i agree, i actually was referring to the optimistic kind of nihilist. pessimistic nihilism can be a poisonous philosophy.

                                                                                  • Lazare Way
                                                                                    Lazare Way  3 days back

                                                                                    The concept of a probable unending universe doesn't mean that everything is useless, It means that the only limit is your consciousness, it means that there are billions of species to discover, infinite possibilities of interactions and countelss opportunities to feel and experience your existence. It means that you get the chance to be a part of something huge. You get the opportunity to be whole..
                                                                                    "Start and End points" are only human concepts, they are the manifestations of our fear of the unkown, our fear of what is beyond our limited perceptions. They are instance
                                                                                    s of our basic instincs of survival and our slight proclivity to carry on as a species.
                                                                                    To go down this path we need to overcome these fears first...
                                                                                    We may never truly understand the goal of everything that exists but guess what? we get to imagine it and the fact that we can at least try to comprehend all that is, is what makes me happy to be alive!

                                                                                  • I Like YouTube.
                                                                                    I Like YouTube.  4 days back

                                                                                    Bruh thats basically nilistic theory u said but we should just be optimistic thats all about life.

                                                                                • Grey Seiker
                                                                                  Grey Seiker  4 days back

                                                                                  STOOOOP DEPRESSSIIIING MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

                                                                                  • Gabe Garvin
                                                                                    Gabe Garvin  4 days back

                                                                                    We as humans may not have a greater purpose to fulfill to the universe. But that won’t stop us from fulfilling self goals and what we want to do as a purpose to ourselves and others. This video definitely brought some comfort to my existential dread. I still find myself asking what do I do with my life once I start being completely self sufficient? I’m starting to think I shouldn’t be fearing this question as much as I should. While yes I do need to do something with my life just so I can actually move forward and live comfortably. But why should I be scared when I still have time and in the end it won’t matter. Usually this would make me stop wanting to achieve a goal but it actually makes me want to push myself since well if the universe won’t give me a goal and this universe wasn’t made for me, then by god I will make myself a goal and take this universe for my own. I am the one who will decide where I’ll end up. I need to stop cowering and live life and make myself happy. This video definitely is something I believe many should watch for it is a great motivator and it definitely helps give a positive outlook on life.

                                                                                    • Jake M
                                                                                      Jake M  4 days back

                                                                                      Remember, this is all IF. Don't start kicking cats thinking it'll all be good in the end.....