Gratitude: An Antidote to Dissatisfaction

by Christopher Paul on December 12, 2019

As if perfectly timed for the holiday season, Kurzgesagt produced a video on how to help counteract feelings of dissatisfaction. Especially during this time of year, it can be easy to feel unhappy with what one has (or doesn’t have) – and social media has a tendency to promote dissatisfaction by creating a comparison with an internet persona and one’s own.

The short video talks about some causes of dissatisfaction and what research shows counteracts those negative emotions: gratitude. And in typical Kurzgesagt style, it outlines the evolutionary science behind gratitude, research studies on the benefits of gratitude, and lists ways in which to develop gratitude including cognitive-behavior therapy and gratitude journaling.

If you’re feeling unhappy in life, I highly recommend you watch the video and hope it inspires you to reflect on the things for which you’re grateful.

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