Optimistic Nihilism

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    • Matthew Renteria
      Matthew Renteria  3 วันที่ผ่านมา

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

      • Gabe Cook
        Gabe Cook  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

        @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  21 วันที่ผ่านมา

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

          • Matthew Renteria
            Matthew Renteria  2 หลายเดือนก่อน

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

            • Scarlett Acid
              Scarlett Acid  ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

              Ah. That's what that's called. I managed, a few years back, to help my own fear of nothingness with one simple idea: "If the universe doesn't care about you, no amount of mistakes truly matters."

              • Free doom
                Free doom  9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

                please name music on video !

                • is_kool boi
                  is_kool boi  17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

                  Ow? I think? Big brain time

                  • Jimmy Stephens
                    Jimmy Stephens  18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

                    *Okay, but so what? You only get one shot at life, which is scary but it also sets you free. If the universe ends in heat death. . .every mistake you made will not matter in the end. Every bad thing you did will be voided. If our life is the only thing we get to experience, then it's the only thing that matters. If the universe has no principles, then the only principles relevant are the ones we decide on.* This philosophy well suits the rapist, arsonist, serial killer, and despot. There is no good and evil. There is only you and how successful you are at imposing your values. The bloody narrative of human history shows that this is often done through bigotry, violence, and brainwashing. In this universe where nothing matters, anything goes. Even reason and the scientific enterprise are reduced to blind social behaviors of dormant corpses-to-be. Kurzgesagt's philosophy does a good job razing their own channel's work to rubble.

                    • Jake L
                      Jake L  11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

                      So you reject this because you prefer god judges rapists in the afterlife? Look around you, there's no evidence of God or anything supernatural.

                      • Miranha
                        Miranha  18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

                        I see a lot of indians here , good for india

                        • Danimeme
                          Danimeme  20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

                          I watch this video every week, it helps me sleep

                          • Miguel Fierro
                            Miguel Fierro  23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

                            That philosophy cannot be probed, because we cannot understand those concepts.

                            • random homo sapien
                              random homo sapien  วันที่ผ่านมา

                              likely one of the greatest videos i have ever watched

                              • Slenderbanana880
                                Slenderbanana880  วันที่ผ่านมา

                                So . . . existentialism? This isn't even nihilism right? Nihilism is the rejection of _all_ morality or meaning, because it effects nothing in the greatest sense. You can't hold both the belief that everything is for nothing, and that anything is special.

                                • Jjiui wll
                                  Jjiui wll  วันที่ผ่านมา

                                  If you listen closely you can hear Christians laughing in the background.

                                  • David Weng
                                    David Weng  วันที่ผ่านมา

                                    Wait, so i can do whatever i want? *cocks shotgun.

                                    • Mateen Fhary
                                      Mateen Fhary  วันที่ผ่านมา

                                      ALL RIGHT 5000 WEEKS TO LIVE YEAAHHH

                                      • contris1
                                        contris1  วันที่ผ่านมา

                                        too bad these kind of videos didnt exist when i was 15.

                                        • BroBear Brobear04
                                          BroBear Brobear04  วันที่ผ่านมา

                                          nobody: When the last human dies: *#1 Victory Royale*

                                          • Zenoth
                                            Zenoth  วันที่ผ่านมา

                                            I still come back to watch this video from time to time, one of your best

                                            • Cheeki Breeki
                                              Cheeki Breeki  วันที่ผ่านมา

                                              4:00 She kicked a cat. She deserves to die.

                                              • no w a y
                                                no w a y  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                I come here to calm my mind after I watch other videos of theirs

                                                • RomanRomi
                                                  RomanRomi  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                  Did he just tell me it’s okay to kick a cat?!

                                                  • Jake L
                                                    Jake L  11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

                                                    Do you want to kick a cat? Why do you need be told it's immoral unless you yearn to kick cats?

                                                    • Bee Waifu
                                                      Bee Waifu  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                      If nothing matters after we die than why bother living? We won't remember it anyways in that case.

                                                      • Freek Hoek
                                                        Freek Hoek  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                        Can somebody answer this qeustion. What is life?

                                                        • Captain Dankstar
                                                          Captain Dankstar  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                          I watch this video daily. Such a wonderful video. I can't cope without it.

                                                          • Indraja Salunkhe
                                                            Indraja Salunkhe  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                            Many congratulations to the graphics team for creating such a stunning set of designs. Lovely illustrations. Thank you for the video. :)

                                                            • The Optimistic Nihilists
                                                              The Optimistic Nihilists  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                              Hmmmm very interesting

                                                              • ΛRCΛNΞ DΛNGΞR
                                                                ΛRCΛNΞ DΛNGΞR  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                *Thats deep...*

                                                                • すきおっぱい
                                                                  すきおっぱい  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                  The qur'an says that there are many intellectual creatures (i.e. alens), but never will we meet. Another reason why I keep my faith in him subhan'Allah

                                                                  • Jake L
                                                                    Jake L  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                    Lol that's interesting

                                                                    • BANANABEAST BOY
                                                                      BANANABEAST BOY  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                      This is going to sound weird, but why does everything exist?

                                                                      • Jake L
                                                                        Jake L  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                        I know right?

                                                                        • Flutterbree
                                                                          Flutterbree  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                          I added this video to a playlist I watch whenever I'm suicidal. I'm almost certain that when I watch this again, it'll help me feel better. I hope this video helps save someone's life (or at least their Outlook on life) some day

                                                                          • Joetime90
                                                                            Joetime90  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                            I just lost a friend over this. He couldn't comprehend.

                                                                            • Joetime90
                                                                              Joetime90  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                              @Jake L He said the ideology is contradicting and I tried to convince him otherwise.

                                                                              • Jake L
                                                                                Jake L  2 วันที่ผ่านมา


                                                                                • Pedro Cruz
                                                                                  Pedro Cruz  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                  Just thank you

                                                                                  • Daniel Galvez
                                                                                    Daniel Galvez  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                    pretty sure this is called existentialism

                                                                                    • Jedidiah Potuyt
                                                                                      Jedidiah Potuyt  3 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                      I get 0 extensial dread form these videos's. Really liked this one

                                                                                      • M grisez063
                                                                                        M grisez063  3 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                        "More bonus points if you help to build a Galactic Human Empire" Where can I sign up? PS: This video triggered an existential crisis, I don't think it helped

                                                                                        • Inge Steiner
                                                                                          Inge Steiner  3 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                          One word to describe your videos:D E E P

                                                                                          • Robot Bob
                                                                                            Robot Bob  3 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                            I love this video, I only watched it now but it definitely lines up with how my brain works. When he said that you get bonus points for building a human empire it made me think about how that has been my goal all along, build a human space empire or basically be Thanos if the humans don't work together.

                                                                                            • LYNN Carvalho
                                                                                              LYNN Carvalho  3 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                              How does an atom really look like ?

                                                                                              • Mike Tucker
                                                                                                Mike Tucker  3 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                I can't smoke canibus because my work won't allow me to. Maybe the CEO should watch this video. Better yet, the president should just federally legalise it. It'll most likely cut down the devorce rate by 50%.

                                                                                                • yooseon hwang
                                                                                                  yooseon hwang  3 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                  Mental gymnastics?

                                                                                                  • Henrique Segundo
                                                                                                    Henrique Segundo  3 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                    Wow. That was exhilarating.

                                                                                                    • AnyColourYouLike
                                                                                                      AnyColourYouLike  3 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                      One of the best Kurzgesagt videos.

                                                                                                      • XBLspartanx170
                                                                                                        XBLspartanx170  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                        this ideology is heavily biased towards the already able bodied, it doesn't address that not everyone will be able to live to their fullest potentional due to poverty, disease, or disability, and has to be the most disingenuous justification for psychopathy I have ever seen. if life is really meaningless, their is no rational reason to be optimistic other than shutting out undesirable facts of life out of your minds and just being a capricious hedonist.

                                                                                                        • XBLspartanx170
                                                                                                          XBLspartanx170  3 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                          @Raidoton well thats mean spirited.

                                                                                                          • Raidoton
                                                                                                            Raidoton  3 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                            "not everyone will be able to live to their fullest potentional" They can still live their life to THEIR fullest potential. They simply have a lower potential.

                                                                                                            • Andre Bennett
                                                                                                              Andre Bennett  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                              Wow....just WOW! Mind Blown.

                                                                                                              • Kanishka Bhardwaj
                                                                                                                Kanishka Bhardwaj  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                This is all about Rick Sanchez

                                                                                                                • kristabzz
                                                                                                                  kristabzz  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                  This is oddly inspiring! thank you!

                                                                                                                  • Rick David
                                                                                                                    Rick David  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                    Poor kitty got kicked

                                                                                                                    • Jotaefe
                                                                                                                      Jotaefe  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                      Shit, what a relief

                                                                                                                      • 임정찬
                                                                                                                        임정찬  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                        quite existentalistic thing

                                                                                                                        • TheCukko
                                                                                                                          TheCukko  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                          Real deep

                                                                                                                          • Ü
                                                                                                                            Ü  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                            Beautiful video life is pointless

                                                                                                                            • Kichiggamynigga Karchow
                                                                                                                              Kichiggamynigga Karchow  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                              Okay well that was depressing

                                                                                                                              • Pedro García
                                                                                                                                Pedro García  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                Being non religious and afraid of death, this video is just what a needed. That you Kurzgesagt. I love you.

                                                                                                                                • Pedro García
                                                                                                                                  Pedro García  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                  Goddamn you made me cry

                                                                                                                                  • Neptune Vibe
                                                                                                                                    Neptune Vibe  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                    Ah.. the Germans.. Now.. where is the rope? I need to make nuce.

                                                                                                                                    • Dodge This!
                                                                                                                                      Dodge This!  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                      Hello. Ive arrived from a different galaxy and I see no one can leave yet. Would you like to know how?

                                                                                                                                      • Jake L
                                                                                                                                        Jake L  2 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                        Even if we could travel at the speed of light we would still take billions of years to leave

                                                                                                                                        • shnpio
                                                                                                                                          shnpio  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                          When they started saying weeks I started feeling it... And I'm only fucking 17

                                                                                                                                          • 1 957 896 vues
                                                                                                                                            1 957 896 vues  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                            Its Hedonism

                                                                                                                                            • Aaron BS
                                                                                                                                              Aaron BS  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                              Kurzgesagt: Nothing matters Bastille: 'It only matters if we care' So...nobody cares??

                                                                                                                                              • I Like YouTube.
                                                                                                                                                I Like YouTube.  4 วันที่ผ่านมา


                                                                                                                                                • Flemming Lauritzen
                                                                                                                                                  Flemming Lauritzen  5 วันที่ผ่านมา


                                                                                                                                                  • ElTito Alberto
                                                                                                                                                    ElTito Alberto  5 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                    Kurzgesagt: ‘...more bonus points if you help build a galactic human empire!’ Elon Musk: ‘More bonus points?!’

                                                                                                                                                    • Danimeme
                                                                                                                                                      Danimeme  20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                      He wants the high scooooore!

                                                                                                                                                      • Jordan Niemann From Xenovation
                                                                                                                                                        Jordan Niemann From Xenovation  วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                        Elon just wants the bonus points.

                                                                                                                                                        • Zangief The Red
                                                                                                                                                          Zangief The Red  5 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                          Bonus points if you help to build a Galactic human empire? Seriously? Haven't you watched Start Wars or what?

                                                                                                                                                          • Susanna Kulusjärvi
                                                                                                                                                            Susanna Kulusjärvi  5 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                            Your videos are all great but this one is really special to me. When I have a really bad low with my depression, I come back to this video. It comforts me, when I really think about everything through optimistic nihilism, I feel myself fill with love and wonder and joy. I love it. This is wonderful. Thank you for this gem of a video!

                                                                                                                                                            • Wu Li
                                                                                                                                                              Wu Li  5 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                              Forty years of extensive studies concluded the republican party organizes along the same lines as a flock of chickens, by rote memory, and another forty years of extensive studies by neurologists concluded that the neurons in our brains do the same. Conducting my own private survey for over ten years, I discovered over half the people I spoke to made up their own definitions for words, never suspecting or caring that the dictionary merely contains popular definitions. Almost none of them saw any significance whatsoever in my survey, and they all believed it was a complete waste of their time. In a flock of chickens which constantly debate the definition of stupid and who is the best example, existentialist angst can even display epidemic effects and be directly traced to the idiots all insisting life must make some sense, while refusing to even share their words and play nice.

                                                                                                                                                              • Wu Li
                                                                                                                                                                Wu Li  5 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                Notably, I've been booted off every academic website open to the public, for quoting their own studies.

                                                                                                                                                                • Jerry Wiggins II
                                                                                                                                                                  Jerry Wiggins II  5 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                  "God is dead. We have killed Him. There is not enough water on Earth to wash away the blood." The century of Nietzsche's nihilism has been the bloodiest in existence. Perhaps we should consider that the height of human knowledge amounts to the size of a dust mite, and consider that if there were a God, He would exist at the height of universal knowledge, far beyond what man is even capable of achieving. Perhaps we should consider that a personal God would care about us, and that an all powerful God would create a universe of this scope because it works at this scope and since He is all powerful, it is a small task for him to do so. A counter point to optimistic nihilism is, perhaps, optimistic deism. Christianity even, as I follow. Man needs meaning beyond himself, beyond other Men, he needs a Holy purpose.

                                                                                                                                                                  • Raidoton
                                                                                                                                                                    Raidoton  3 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                    Christianity is not Deism, it's Theism.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Andrew
                                                                                                                                                                      Andrew  5 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                      Tbh I agree with this philosophy.

                                                                                                                                                                      • Andrew
                                                                                                                                                                        Andrew  5 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                        Tbh the idea of death doesn’t really scare me

                                                                                                                                                                        • sirkastic
                                                                                                                                                                          sirkastic  5 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                          Great video. NOW BUY A HOUSE ON A 30 YEAR MORTGAGE, A CAR WITH LOAN REPAYMENTS FOREVER AND THE LATEST IPHONE ON 100$ A MONTH CONTRACT.

                                                                                                                                                                          • BellyBro
                                                                                                                                                                            BellyBro  5 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                            This mofo kicked that poor cat

                                                                                                                                                                            • Dan Evetts
                                                                                                                                                                              Dan Evetts  5 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                              Did kurzgesagt just tell me to kick my cat

                                                                                                                                                                              • Shane Flett
                                                                                                                                                                                Shane Flett  5 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                                Capitalism caps us from doing much greater things when things are just available for us humans. Education should be reformed.

                                                                                                                                                                                • Shane Flett
                                                                                                                                                                                  Shane Flett  5 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                                  But does it also help and limit ourself?

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fellow Jack Nation
                                                                                                                                                                                    Fellow Jack Nation  5 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                                    1:42 Oh, thank God

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Matías García Casas
                                                                                                                                                                                      Matías García Casas  5 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                                      There's one problem. The universe isn't a place where we can do whatever we want, because we are limited by the conditions we are born with. The world would be a happy place if we were free, but we aren't. So not only life is pointless, but we also can't choose what to do with it.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Space is Fake
                                                                                                                                                                                        Space is Fake  5 วันที่ผ่านมา


                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ben Hess
                                                                                                                                                                                          Ben Hess  6 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                                          “I bet murderers find killing people enjoyable” Here’s a new way of looking at it: Yes, they do, and then eventually they die forever like everyone else. But if the majority of us who don’t like murder try to make the world more enjoyable by preventing murders then the world won’t have as many murders. As long as the majority of people find good things enjoyable the the world will be good.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jake L
                                                                                                                                                                                            Jake L  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                                            Nice comment but I recommend you go watch "the good delusion"... a value cannot be derived.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Allan Zhao
                                                                                                                                                                                              Allan Zhao  6 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                                              Can we take a moment to appreciate the animation of this video?

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Voices In head
                                                                                                                                                                                                Voices In head  6 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                                                This video means a lot to me. Thank you so much.