• Опубликовано: 17 фев 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  Месяц назад +8446

    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

    • Thanet Phoumsavanh
      Thanet Phoumsavanh 4 дня назад

      Can you please do a Video Based on How to Win Friends And Influence People please it will help SOOOO many people

    • Itz Juan
      Itz Juan 5 дней назад

      You should do something similar with the thumbnail, it's pretty good imo

    • Appelden Lim
      Appelden Lim 6 дней назад

      *I have never recieve any invitation before*

    • Raiken Xion
      Raiken Xion 8 дней назад

      This was a really good video, i found quite a few things that sounded just like me in this video. I wish i could just relax and get along with people, they say life is too short and i can see myself reaching my 60s and regret not mixing with people.

    • mr spodrox
      mr spodrox 13 дней назад


  • Farah Louis
    Farah Louis 7 часов назад

    This is deep

  • Ashley Hart
    Ashley Hart 7 часов назад

    Thank you for this video.. it really opened my eyes

  • suga glider ;-;
    suga glider ;-; 8 часов назад

    I've been lonely all my life I struggle with things like
    . Anxiety
    . Social anxiety
    . Im Socially awkward
    . Low self esteem
    . I struggle to make friends
    . I dont make eye contact
    . I struggle to simply go into a shop and buy something
    . I think that everyone is judging me for everything and every fukcing action I do
    I'm still trying to overcome these things and I'm going to get a counselor, I hate this part of my life...which sadly is about 80% of it.
    I mean I have friends but funnily enough we are all exactly the same, we joined together as almost the rejects. Where all really kind to each other and look after each other and stick up for one another if others are trying to tack the piss out of us.
    The fact that I'm still in high school scared me and I'm worried how I'll manage when I'm older...

  • Urbaaniapina
    Urbaaniapina 9 часов назад

    One Finnish song ones said. "It's pointless waiting to hear the gunshot when loneliness will carve the same hole". If someone didn't catch the message. It talks about suicide.

  • Josh Mccartie
    Josh Mccartie 11 часов назад


  • Jakob Morales
    Jakob Morales 13 часов назад

    Oh darn...I need to get help

    ALI SANTA 13 часов назад

    Every single day , i feels lonely ,and every single day, i try to talk to poeple , its end up with me to be more lonely .........it's really hurt 💔💔

  • FanelliFilms
    FanelliFilms 14 часов назад

    I shouldn’t have watched videos about Evangelion today

  • Muffin Grande
    Muffin Grande 15 часов назад

    All of the comments here are genius

  • First Name Last Name
    First Name Last Name 15 часов назад

    I got a headspace ad about loneliness

  • UnderBridge Rock
    UnderBridge Rock 16 часов назад

    I feel lonely and complacent, Salt Lake City has made me dislike mormons and avoid there interaction. This isn't healthy. I should just play it simple and move somewhere that doesn't isolate me. I'm not Buddha or Jesus Christ, these people require that level of patients and I only wake up perfect a couple days a week.

  • winner winner chicken dinner
    winner winner chicken dinner 17 часов назад

    I cried while watching this. So much work and effort just to make this video. I can attest that it made an impact on me.

  • Ajit V. Pai
    Ajit V. Pai 17 часов назад

    god i relate to every second of this video on a molecular level it's scary but it also makes so much sense how things are connected

  • Ajit V. Pai
    Ajit V. Pai 17 часов назад

    Facebook reporting system: What's wrong?
    *I'm in this video and I don't like it.*

  • Anastatian E Romani Journalist Gypsy
    Anastatian E Romani Journalist Gypsy 18 часов назад

    Thank you for your time and consideration from Peace Mode Arena and Enlightenment Consciousness by Anastatian Elizabeth Romani founder

  • Der Aua
    Der Aua 18 часов назад

    If only professional help would be helpful :-(

  • eat ham
    eat ham 18 часов назад

    the hole in the chest reminds me of hollows

  • Phong Võ
    Phong Võ 22 часа назад

    Thank you so much! Your video helps me a lot and im sure it makes many other better too

  • Shashikanth Sadhanandan
    Shashikanth Sadhanandan День назад

    I often feel lonely. This is my WhatsApp number 7715807715 u can text me anytime If u also feel lonely. We can be very good friends. Let's kill loneliness together. 😊

  • محاسن احمدون
    محاسن احمدون День назад

    I love i admire kurzgzgat 😍😍😍😍😍

  • HAŪ R U
    HAŪ R U День назад

    This video talk loneliness related to science. And it lets me know what l should do. l have to love myself because it is first step that starts to every relationship.

  • Lily Fohey
    Lily Fohey День назад

    wow. i didnt expect i would be able to relate to so many people about this! the thing the video said about your brain being out of tune to facial expressions and misunderstanding them is exactly what i have been feeling for so long! i still do struggle with that exact thing to this day but it is getting better. its taking awhile to get better and it sometimes drives me crazy how slow the progress is taking but its slowly but surely making a turn for the better. human phyychology is a really interesting thing. it can be really scary and weird at times but it is interesting. (please excuse my aweful spelling)

  • radical
    radical День назад


  • Remy Dupart
    Remy Dupart День назад

    This really means a lot to me.

  • Usama Nada
    Usama Nada День назад

    I am following this channel since its beginning. By far this is "the most remarkable" video they have made .. Dear
    Kurzgesagt, this video for many people facing and suffering loneliness, could be a real life changing. Thanks a lot for your efforts.

  • Joey Prater
    Joey Prater День назад

    Holy crap this video was better than any therapists I’ve been to. And this video is basically explaining my life.

  • acemanmkiii
    acemanmkiii День назад

    Me: it sure is lonely I'm here
    RUclip autoplay: say no more fam

  • Pandaren Warrior
    Pandaren Warrior День назад

    Then what do you do when you gave people the benefit of the doubt repeatedly, and you got a baseball bat to the back of the head each time?

  • The Owl Glow
    The Owl Glow День назад

    i miss the bitbs. But thats not a bad thing, the video is incredible

  • Kirkology
    Kirkology День назад

    Depression aside;
    Can we take a moment to appreciate the soundtrack?

  • epyon542
    epyon542 День назад

    Thank you for this, My significant other has been battling with loneliness for a while now and I've been trying to figure out how to help her and I think you basically have started me on the right path.

  • Eventually Sa
    Eventually Sa День назад

    Hands up all

  • Eventually Sa
    Eventually Sa День назад

    Hands up all

  • A.R Cahyadi
    A.R Cahyadi День назад

    Avoiding this video whole week
    Now i watch it.

  • Quaker Oats
    Quaker Oats День назад

    Loneliness as deadly as smoking a pack a day or obesity? LOL fuck off.

    • llamasr hot
      llamasr hot День назад

      This video took a year and a half to make for them and you shit on it for a fact that they even cited. LOL fuck off.

  • FelkDaddy
    FelkDaddy День назад

    I feel attacked 😂

  • Alex Baldwin
    Alex Baldwin День назад +1

    Does anyone think part of this loneliness/depression pandemic is due to social media? No, I don’t mean as in people playing games and watching videos instead of going outside, that’s old people talk.
    I mean how social media allows us to look into and scrutinize even the smallest details about anyone’s life. The topics that get the most traction online are controversial ones, like call-out posts, theories, rumors about people being “problematic”, and countless made-up stories about harassment and bullying. We’ve muddied the waters of trust, perhaps permanently.
    I think it’s created a problem where people can’t look past indifferences anymore. And not just like in politics - I mean on the smallest things. Everything can be “problematic” now. Of course there’s things and people who are actually problematic, but the Internet has caused so much to get blown out of proportion, I think it’s actually hurting our generation’s social skills.
    People are now forming their opinions of people based on one or two things, or by bandwagons of hateful people online. And I think it transfers into real life. Two people that could’ve been best pals a decade or two ago now wouldn’t last a day because one of them... I dunno, jaywalks or something. And the other thinks it’s super problematic and leads to a life of crime or some other ridiculous conclusion.
    Once you find a best friend, it’s actually harder to lose them than to keep them. Problem is it seems like it’s harder and harder to make long-lasting friends nowadays, because if you so much as make one mildly offensive joke in front of the wrong person, you’re branded as a criminal deserving of the death sentence.

  • 紙魚Silver Fish
    紙魚Silver Fish День назад


  • Lydya Putri
    Lydya Putri День назад

    Thankyoooou :)

  • One Breath
    One Breath День назад

    I hate loneliness after watching this video

  • BlobGamer 19818
    BlobGamer 19818 2 дня назад

    Is it okay that I've teared up from hearing this?

  • elbasu libra
    elbasu libra 2 дня назад

    Senior year.
    Still sitting alone at lunch since day one of being a freshman.

  • emre tombul
    emre tombul 2 дня назад

    Yalova'da yaşıyoruz aq

  • Neil The Grass Bison
    Neil The Grass Bison 2 дня назад +2


  • i can't think of a better name
    i can't think of a better name 2 дня назад

    I'm never alone I have the voices in my head

  • popular chicken
    popular chicken 2 дня назад

    I like how you said the weekend 0:09

  • Carlos Santiago Camargo
    Carlos Santiago Camargo 2 дня назад +2

    is a awesome video

  • DaSpoonyBard
    DaSpoonyBard 2 дня назад

    As someone with ASD, watching this video is too much like hearing a prognosis from a doctor.

  • ainsley reid
    ainsley reid 2 дня назад +2

    These animations bring me happiness

  • Red Fish
    Red Fish 2 дня назад

    Welcome to life in materialistic & superficial America my friends. It's not a surprise that people feel lonely... having to pretend for their friends, put up a front, and act fake all the time just to keep their social circle. Get a passport and travel outside the anglosphere. Germany, Russia, Africa, Asia, etc. You'll be surprised how easy it is to socialize.

  • Kerem Kamurbay
    Kerem Kamurbay 2 дня назад

    Hey You, yea yea you there is person looking at the comments
    Do You wanna be friend with me?
    Accuatly You alone aaand me to.
    Shall we take a step to get rid of this disease?

  • Aamer Ahmed
    Aamer Ahmed 2 дня назад

    You guys are amazing!

  • ga vivi
    ga vivi 2 дня назад


  • Sol 01
    Sol 01 2 дня назад +1

    As an introvert myself the struggle is real, I want to meet new people and learn new things, the problem is I can't handle 5 minutes conversation!

  • just Z
    just Z 2 дня назад +1

    Is this the reason why i easily forget things now

  • pablo 560
    pablo 560 2 дня назад

    If you feel lonely or depressed do something about, don't just sit around feeling sorry for yourself. Life is short...enjoy it!!! (We only have one)

  • asdfgh qwerty
    asdfgh qwerty 2 дня назад +1


  • Luke Smith
    Luke Smith 2 дня назад

    Holy shit, in the past year I've recently came out of a several year long loneliness and it was so weird seeing how true every step of becoming more lonely and introverted was. Super interesting to see the psychology behind it!

  • Unchosen Zombie
    Unchosen Zombie 2 дня назад

    Anyone here awake lmao

  • Blanks 0O7
    Blanks 0O7 2 дня назад +1

    This occurs almost every month for me. 😔

  • Komal Mazhar
    Komal Mazhar 2 дня назад

    The amount of people relating to this video gives me hope that I am not alone 😁

  • mechanic manifesto
    mechanic manifesto 2 дня назад +6

    hello. I'm lonely and I would like to talk to someone.
    I hope you're having a great day, stranger.

    • sukairo
      sukairo 21 час назад

      +mechanic manifesto Hows Moscow?

    • sukairo
      sukairo 21 час назад +1

      +mechanic manifesto I would love to travel,I wanna see the world,and my home isnt all to great,I'm on the poor side of Florida in Lakeland,I live in a garage,its not really a room,and Florida is fine ig,there is a lot of palm trees everywhere,and ig that the beaches are nice too,I've lived here all my life and sadly I havnt been everywhere,I've only seen a couple of beaches,and the farthest I have traveled was to St.Petersburg

    • mechanic manifesto
      mechanic manifesto День назад +1

      +sukairo I've visited USA, but never been to Florida. tell me about it, what do you like in your home? or maybe you want to travel a bit?

    • sukairo
      sukairo День назад

      +mechanic manifesto dope,I'm from Florida,I've never been out of state

  • Ilpo Surokivi
    Ilpo Surokivi 2 дня назад

    How is it possible that the video has the description in Finnish? Is this some google thingy? Miten tällä videolla on suomenkielinen kuvaus? Onko google kääntänyt vai miten on asian laita?

  • Michelle N
    Michelle N 2 дня назад

    I never knew this really help alot thanks! Really love your content it educates and mentally help

  • Danny Welz
    Danny Welz 2 дня назад +1


  • Nicolás Servidío
    Nicolás Servidío 2 дня назад

    This is superawesome and I want your posters!

  • Jesse Jones
    Jesse Jones 3 дня назад

    Lol I'm autistic so I'm actually happier by myself. Social interactions are not only difficult for me but extremely tedious. Even when I do hit it off with an acquaintance, I get tired of them rather quickly.

  • Adriana Garcia
    Adriana Garcia 3 дня назад +2

    I’m lonely all the time but I don’t do anything about it... 😕

  • Dat Boi
    Dat Boi 3 дня назад


  • S M
    S M 3 дня назад

    Aww thank you for this video. If you only made just this one, know you've contributed so much.

  • Marcello Araujo
    Marcello Araujo 3 дня назад

    Beautiful video. Beautiful message.

  • José Gustavo Sandoval Velasquez
    José Gustavo Sandoval Velasquez 3 дня назад

    This video made me see how I used to be. I used to think people didn't want me around and that made me feel incredibly depressed. It was only when I realized that I was pushing people away, that I started changing my attitude toward social interactions. Now? I never get bored of spending time with my friends. And by watching this video, I realized I applied the steps to get out of it, and didn't know. Trust me, it really works, you can get out of it and be happy.

  • da bezt goku
    da bezt goku 3 дня назад

    *evanescence intensifies*

  • Peter
    Peter 3 дня назад +1

    Lol two where’d they go

  • Sam Dragonborn
    Sam Dragonborn 3 дня назад

    One time my loneliness caused my anxiety to spike in the middle of the night and I ended up hanging out my friend
    Not the way I wanted to ask to hang out but it worked

  • soysha
    soysha 3 дня назад

    someone: hey i got a new phone!
    me: oh worm, that's dope! what's your number?
    someone: uh, sorry. i gotta go now. i'm gonna hang out with someone#2
    me, realizing that i am not their first choice to hang out: oh, okay.

  • Zully Ojeda
    Zully Ojeda 3 дня назад

    once I had a friend... my best friend in the world, She moved away and yet we continued being the best friends, but we changed slowly, then she started to being rude to me and be really mean when i ignored her because i was really busy at work or with my boyfriend, she isolate herself and now she doesnt speak to me, i really miss her but she doesnt want me around, i hope she is not feeling lonely this video remind me to her a lot

    TAO TAO 3 дня назад

    This is the age of the introvert. We’re having a ball! 👸🏾

  • Jordyn Lewis
    Jordyn Lewis 3 дня назад

    Oh my god, everything here applies to me. I didn't realize how bad it was.

  • Alexia Fichios
    Alexia Fichios 3 дня назад

    This video was so smooth

  • corsican lulu
    corsican lulu 3 дня назад

    its really amazing how judgmental people are...im guessing most people here are neurotypical and i see all these "im lonely" comments...if u have aspergers, its a given u will be lonely and rejected.....can u make a vid about why people are so unnaccepting of people who are different, even when they are pretty similar and are also neurotypical? i have a pretty good idea of why but i would like more detail

  • jada
    jada 3 дня назад

    Uhg loneliness. My family just moved to a new state. From the big City of Detroit to lil ol' Mississippi. I'm always very social and love meeting new people but now in college Everyone seems to have their own clique. I still go out and talk to people but really FORMING a friendship is harder than I expected. I see so many faces and I can hardly remember their names lol there's been times when I don't even know if I've actually seen the person before. Due to my studies (I'm a med student) I constantly zipping around the campus trying to get to my lectures and labs, so I hardly stop to "smell the roses". My mom says it's "cultural differences". Big city girl in a Country Town takes time. Plus being a Med student can be EVERYTHING consuming (time, thought, emotionally, physically, everything). But I'm a glass 1/2 full type so I'm hoping to find my peeps soon enough.

  • Valmir Junior
    Valmir Junior 3 дня назад

    "Loneliness is as bad as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day"
    Jokes on you, I'm doing both

    • 1 1
      1 1 2 дня назад

      Stop smoking

  • L W
    L W 3 дня назад

    Bold of you to assume I get invitations.

  • Joseph Brouillette
    Joseph Brouillette 3 дня назад

    yeah, but the problem is that most people have a reclusive mindset so when you're reclusive and try to reach out, you just get shut down.

  • van X
    van X 3 дня назад

    I get really lonely sometimes I start to think about suicide

  • GrimmDusk
    GrimmDusk 3 дня назад

    I am in this video and i don't like it.

  • Jillian J
    Jillian J 3 дня назад +1

    This was... Scary. I thought it'd just be an interesting video, but it turned into a "holy shit, I need to change my life" moment. I've had depression since I was 12 and I avoid social interaction like the plague. I've been trying hard over the past year to be more social and open to people in general, but it's a long process once you've already gone down the road of isolation for a long time. Ten years I've been rejecting people because I felt they would always reject me. I admit, I'm very bitter and I rarely trust anyone. I'm trying to change my perception of everything and get rid of assumptions. I definitely feel like I don't "need" people and don't really seek out new connections very often, as I keep telling myself it's too hard or not worth it in the end. It really all starts with how you think.

  • ASCII Lt
    ASCII Lt 3 дня назад +1

    if you feel lonely
    social media is my

    GUNJAN BALRAJ SINGH 3 дня назад

    I think Lonileness must have a positive side, too. This video shows the negative side only.

  • 21EC
    21EC 3 дня назад +1

    1:19 pyramid and an eye...

  • Florian Kleemann
    Florian Kleemann 3 дня назад

    I expected this video to be deep , but that's a new level of deepness.

  • ven ra
    ven ra 3 дня назад

    What if i cannot get my shields off? What if even the experts and their medicine doesn't work? What if you cannot find any answer that can open the dark night?

  • TheOrangeFox
    TheOrangeFox 3 дня назад

    Everyone hates me

  • JPK BM
    JPK BM 3 дня назад +2

    can you please upload a video on the topic 'DEPRESSION'!

  • Jan Pála
    Jan Pála 3 дня назад

    It stings and hurts in my heart to be lonely. Living on my own for a year now in the capital of the Czech republic. No friends, no girlfriend, colleagues in work are much older than me (50+) with their families and completely different problems.

  • 1 1
    1 1 3 дня назад +3

    So.. I'm so lonely..
    Who will be friends with me?

    • clawtkkbear
      clawtkkbear 3 дня назад

      ASL? lol. Jk tho, why not, guess I will (or at least try)

  • Simão Prata
    Simão Prata 3 дня назад

    How can this video have 6k dislikes its just beautifully done and should seriously help lots of people and since, like most of these kinds of videos it is a pretty debatable topic it doesn't make it right or wrong, but surely makes it worth trying to listen to it. Loved it and you can definetly see the effort put into it! Hope lots of people who are affected by loneliness get to watch it and try to come out of their dark spaces.

  • justage
    justage 3 дня назад

    아름다운 영상을 통해, 아름다운 대본로써 아름답게 전해지는 위로