Thinking About Lockdowns

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  • かたわれ時
    かたわれ時2 dögum síðan

    The moment 9:26 begins I suddenly realised Grey is really *really* smart

  • Amanda Oviedo García
    Amanda Oviedo García3 dögum síðan

    What's that spanish flag doing at 6:19??

  • Craziefuzi
    Craziefuzi5 dögum síðan

    i moved to Australia for university just as lock-down began, i can say confidently it was absolutely terrible and and it's still so incredibly difficult. loans grew to encompass living expenses in my absence of work and now I'm staring down this massive number while trying really hard in online school, which is so incredibly difficult especially for someone with adhd like myself. i finally have a job and things are getting better, i just hope this never happens again. i feel as if I've been completely destroyed.

  • Mr_Resource
    Mr_Resource7 dögum síðan

    I have only now recently noticed this, in that bit about painting, he had a beard!

  • Epic Boss
    Epic Boss7 dögum síðan

    Melting ice : releases smallpox

  • Epic Boss
    Epic Boss7 dögum síðan

    Global and pandemic are redundant

  • Morris Bean
    Morris Bean8 dögum síðan

    mister Grey, can you please take the music fader down a couple of notches? it's distracting.

  • Hampus Källsten
    Hampus Källsten9 dögum síðan

    Wait... Ya'll have gone outside?

  • Hampus Källsten
    Hampus Källsten9 dögum síðan

    Diferent? I'M a gamer, No Changes here.

  • Happy Times are Gone
    Happy Times are Gone9 dögum síðan

    Prob fall 2021

  • Syntax
    Syntax11 dögum síðan

    I have never been on an airplane and my family always drives for vacations, so I don’t know that I’ll ever get on one unless I move countries as I highly doubt the work I plan to do will require me to travel

  • Julian Rossi
    Julian Rossi11 dögum síðan

    11:13 Grey has a beard.

  • Virgle DeBord
    Virgle DeBord13 dögum síðan

    Thinking about scams worse than 9-11

  • kenneth kujala
    kenneth kujala13 dögum síðan

    Laughs in gamer nerd what Lockdown this is just my normal day XD

  • Lizard Guy85
    Lizard Guy8517 dögum síðan

    10:17 what’s that thing under the pillow

  • Ragnarac
    Ragnarac18 dögum síðan

    Sadly I had to fly half way into the pandemic last year cause I needed to cross the country to help my parents but I left right around thanks giving

  • Danpanoke
    Danpanoke18 dögum síðan

    Victorian's about to start our 4th :/

  • Fuzzy Bud
    Fuzzy Bud18 dögum síðan

    How are you still in lockdown? This was in August and you shouldn't be in lockdown then.

  • Silver Shades
    Silver Shades18 dögum síðan

    Dear Princess Grey, I have learned that even my "small" city is a lot bigger when you're walking around it, rather than driving around it. Great for my audio book listen list, which has (had) three 12 hour listens and one 16 hour & 48 minute listen, less great for my aching legs. 20km on foot goes by a lot quicker when your mind is occupied elsewhere. To summarise; I gained perspective. If life is about the journey then you should walk it, to make it as long as possible. Signed, Shades, a faithful Greybot

  • 3nertia
    3nertia19 dögum síðan

    "Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception" - Carl Sagan

  • Diego Sanchez
    Diego Sanchez20 dögum síðan

    0:55 "there are no solutions, only trade offs" is one of the wisest pieces of advise I have heard. It helps you completly reframe dilemmas and get better outcomes.

  • Hotpies
    Hotpies20 dögum síðan

    The corona virus likely won't kill the viewers who watches this video

  • Lenni Alen
    Lenni Alen20 dögum síðan

    My university education has been pretty much unaffected, apart from labs, field courses and exams all my studying has been done online even before the pandemic. I have never understood why would you have forced attendance in college, it's just much better to have video lectures you can watch at the best time for you, repeat and take breaks when you need to.

  • Nuutti Sandgren
    Nuutti Sandgren20 dögum síðan

    Past doesnt exist and the future is uncertan

  • birchthebirch
    birchthebirch20 dögum síðan

    I don't wear a mask due to being medically excempt and honestly it hasn't changed my life at all

  • A.H.S.
    A.H.S.20 dögum síðan

    Big CGP Grey stick figure pushing little stick figure school children is the funniest thing I have seen in this video

  • Covey the Great Studios
    Covey the Great Studios20 dögum síðan

    Hi Grey! I'm am a HUGE fan of you and subscribed as well. You may never see this, but if you do: How do you/where do you animate your videos? It would be extremely helpful and awesome to me! Thanks!

  • All About April
    All About April20 dögum síðan

    I can't have a next plane trip yet. Literally. I can't have a next anything if I've never had it before

  • Fedrix18
    Fedrix1821 degi síðan síðan

    0:23 Casually hanging Sting on the wall, huh Grey?

    CCC AAA21 degi síðan síðan

    Nooooooooooo Grey I miss airplanes!

  • Max Waltenbauer
    Max Waltenbauer21 degi síðan síðan

    What is the purpose/meaning of the different countries in the video? Or why are exactly these countries chosen? E.g.: Switzerland (5:43), France (5:56) or Holland (6:17)

  • Gaming Geckos
    Gaming Geckos23 dögum síðan

    11:18 Um, it's _obviously_ "Pandemic."

  • Rubén Jiménez
    Rubén Jiménez24 dögum síðan

    5:52 I see. Bestagons

  • Omari A. Haynes
    Omari A. Haynes26 dögum síðan

    "Those hagfish eyelids I ate" 💀

  • that one guy c
    that one guy c28 dögum síðan

    Eh I think he's wrong on this one looking back at all the damage we have done to our economy for a virus that kills mostly old people while we locked down the young and not the old it seems more like a mistake. Now I know what your going to say, really you would take money over lives, however as people with access to the internet we forget that while we might have to change our diets to cheaper foods due to lack of funds other have to change there diet to no food.

  • The Great Zoom

    The Great Zoom

    20 dögum síðan

    @Just_Your_Local Guard because most people took it seriously enough to prevent us from reaching a tipping point.

  • Just_Your_Local Guard

    Just_Your_Local Guard

    21 degi síðan síðan

    I feel same way to be honest, I was very freaked out for awhile about it, but more time has passed and more info I saw, I realized it really wasn't that bad, sure numbers look bad, but tbh, its still very small amount people who died.

  • Maussiegamer


    24 dögum síðan

    please read what you commented and explain again because it makes no sense

  • Katie Little
    Katie Little29 dögum síðan

    Global pandemic given hopefully super hubby and me will get to Ireland again, Germany and France are also on my hit list

  • 1FrostySlime
    1FrostySlime29 dögum síðan

    I would argue that death isn't -infinity. Death being negative infinity implies there is nothing worse however I would argue some forms of pain are worse then death, for instance I'd rather die then lose my limbs putting death at -1 billion and loss of limbs at -2 billion

  • Maussiegamer


    24 dögum síðan

    i get how torture could be worse but losing a limb although really bad is still ok to live with

  • Mark Aled
    Mark AledMánuði síðan

    The once in a millennia plague argument seems relatively silly when you consider how far science has advanced since the black death for example. Seems unlikely that there will ever be a natural plague that causes similar damage again. No doubt bio-weapons could cause large scale damage, but if it doesn't kill fast and in the millions, there will be a cure or prevention that will save the rest.

  • DreamCanvas
    DreamCanvasMánuði síðan

    Me in May 2021: 3:53 "four months" :lolsob:

  • ConnorConnor
    ConnorConnorMánuði síðan

    7:14 that tumbleweed clipped through another

  • Tom R
    Tom RMánuði síðan

    8:05 please tell me I'm not the only one who appreciated the trees lining up. Thank you Grey

  • Ferris Jones
    Ferris JonesMánuði síðan

    11:43 is he referring to weekend wednesday here?

  • David Thaxton Gaming
    David Thaxton GamingMánuði síðan


  • Passer By
    Passer ByMánuði síðan

    "Primary and secondary school will be pretty unaffected" snow days say hello.

  • Jacob Stoddard
    Jacob StoddardMánuði síðan

    Any VR games you'd recommend?

  • JynxSyde
    JynxSydeMánuði síðan

    I am getting on a plane as soon as tomorrow at 6 am, so I would say pretty soon Grey.

  • SlightlyWavyDonny
    SlightlyWavyDonnyMánuði síðan

    I just imagine grey as a teacher shoving and punching kids out of the way to leave the school

  • Deep Brahmbhatt
    Deep BrahmbhattMánuði síðan

    the future.. were in a apocalypse

  • rphb
    rphbMánuði síðan

    Now a year later we know that the virus was mostly a joke, but that our governments hysterical reaction to the virus was and IS devastating

  • rphb


    20 dögum síðan

    @The Great Zoom wait for it, the real crisis have barely yet begun.

  • The Great Zoom

    The Great Zoom

    20 dögum síðan

    @rphb that was the reaction to people refusing to do the bear minimum, not the goal. things are returning to normal here in the US and with every passing day this idea that masks and lockdown existed to control people looks more and more bizarre in hindsight.

  • rphb


    21 degi síðan síðan

    @Just_Your_Local Guard My point is, the lockdowns, the mask, the stimulus, and quite frankly the martial law in some cases, were the goal, the virus the excuse they needed to do all of these things. The thing about the introduction of tyranny is, that if the people don't accept it, it cannot happen, as soldiers and police officers will always be the minority. That is why they need an excuse, and they need to make people afraid. What most people misunderstand about the concept "rule thought fear" is that it is not about people fearing their government, no government can survive long if it makes itself into the boogeyman. The boogeyman always have to be something else, something external, ideally something ethereal. Ethereal refers to something that can't be touched and can't be seen, and something that the people need the authorities to even know exist. Now that is the perfect boogeyman, and that can justify just about anything. Ye'll see, the third wave of mayor lockdowns will start in the fall. We already have an equivalent of the gestapo yelling "Papiren bitte" anything we have to go anywhere, even if it is just to the local pub.

  • Just_Your_Local Guard

    Just_Your_Local Guard

    21 degi síðan síðan

    I wouldn't say a joke, but I do think the government way of dealing with it made me very skeptical about it. Like how some things they turned blind eye but yet others were enforced with iron fist.

  • rphb


    Mánuði síðan

    @From 2050 Here is a sad story. A young man in my town, the owner of a local bikeshop, just died. He had been tested positive and following the official recommendation had gone into self isolation. His family didn't come to see him, they just talked to him on the phone and put food outside. No one were with him, no one saw how sick he had become, until they found his copse. If people hadn't been so hysterical. If the family had followed their common intuition, rather than the "experts" recommendations, they would have seen how sick he were and put him in a hospital. People die from untreated influenza all the time. That is why it is so important to never be alone when you are sick. I had a really nasty flu a few years ago that required a hospital stay. If not for my mother, that insisted on calling the doctor when she saw me, I would have died too. Instead I got better after a single night in the hospital. That is how little it takes. Hysteria kills.

  • hanzifyyy
    hanzifyyyMánuði síðan

    When I make that sort of pro con list I do not se Death as negative infinity as the probability of death is often so small that it is not worth giving many "negative points"

  • maverick meier
    maverick meierMánuði síðan

    I love my quest 2 it's pretty sweet

  • Guilherme Arthur
    Guilherme ArthurMánuði síðan

    Ok, so it wasn't just a regular flu season

  • Mateus Sponholz Minikovski
    Mateus Sponholz MinikovskiMánuði síðan

    6:08 Brazillllll lets gooooooooo

  • Altronrren
    AltronrrenMánuði síðan

    I love your q&a

  • Benjamin Seiders
    Benjamin SeidersMánuði síðan

    Idk when I’ll get on an airplane next orrrrrr should I say for the first time?

  • MineManiac
    MineManiacMánuði síðan

    I can’t buy a VR headset TwT

  • MattsLegoChannel
    MattsLegoChannelMánuði síðan

    Can you freeze the virus 🦠 in space?

  • James Combes
    James CombesMánuði síðan

    What games do you enjoy playing on Steam?

  • Lio Prime
    Lio PrimeMánuði síðan

    VR Helmet - CGP Grey - 2020... WHYYYYYYY

  • Goodvideos149
    Goodvideos149Mánuði síðan

    I will go on an airplain in 2022, if not later

  • Alex G Reid

    Alex G Reid

    Mánuði síðan

    I will get on a plane only when I’m fully vaccinated and the fully vaccinated percentages in my country and the place I’m traveling to have reached 75%-80%

  • Brandon Smith
    Brandon SmithMánuði síðan

    I knew I shouldn’t have eaten those hagfish eyelids.

  • The11th Doctor
    The11th DoctorMánuði síðan

    I hope the orcs didn’t get grey

  • Fuinseog Farm
    Fuinseog FarmMánuði síðan

    Dr Mr Grey, Thank you. I am really enjoying your videos. I think you do have a common theme through your videos... its clarity of communication. You tackle a wide variety of themes, but all are communicated in an equally effective manner. And this is gloriously refreshing. Especially today. As you said, communication is hard... it is probably the hardest thing we do.. and we dont know it! Thats why its so important. Your videos inspire me to communicate better. And they make me smile sometimes, which is also important. Thank you mr Grey Hope Mrs Grey is well and happy

  • Vinnie Davis
    Vinnie DavisMánuði síðan

    Why grey? Why did you call it a global pandemic grey? My disappointment is immeasurable, and my day is ruined.

  • Vinnie Davis

    Vinnie Davis

    Mánuði síðan

    @The Duke Duck the word pandemic already means a global epidemic Pan ≈ earth

  • The Duke Duck

    The Duke Duck

    Mánuði síðan

    What's wrong with that?

  • UngusBungusFilms
    UngusBungusFilmsMánuði síðan

    I like how the U.S. always has a sidearm

  • Darkness Dash
    Darkness DashMánuði síðan

    oh look, a millenia event

  • no body
    no bodyMánuði síðan

    I love that Ireland is specifically ginger, and all the other countries just have a generic black line.

  • Damyen Hockman
    Damyen Hockman2 mánuðum síðan

    I probably won't get on a plane again unless there is a major change in my plans for the future, simply because they were never essential to begin with.

    TURNIPBOII2 mánuðum síðan

    Catan is one of the only board games that I know which obey the laws of the hexagon.

  • polski dezerter
    polski dezerter2 mánuðum síðan

    I expect to go on a plane in about 5-6 years as I'm 16 rn

  • Wolf_FairyXx
    Wolf_FairyXx2 mánuðum síðan

    For your question Never

  • Stephen Watson
    Stephen Watson2 mánuðum síðan

    not accurate

  • Quantum's Web
    Quantum's Web2 mánuðum síðan

    This wasn't a Q&A, this was a Decision making video

  • Michael ONeil
    Michael ONeil2 mánuðum síðan

    Hey Q&A 8 months from now?

  • Charlie Whittaker
    Charlie Whittaker2 mánuðum síðan

    When is the next time you’ll get on an airplane? Me: about two months ago

  • Charlotte Rollins
    Charlotte Rollins2 mánuðum síðan

    This is funny. Looking back at this video, 7 months later, it seems obvious that the world will be changing after this pandemic. But, 7 months ago, it wasn’t so clear to anyone. Which kind of alines with a major theme of the video.

  • Altafy Brickbester
    Altafy Brickbester2 mánuðum síðan

    Ireland: where should i turn up and down i need to see the back of the cable first *see the back of the dials* Ireland: ugh is so hard to get it

  • Altafy Brickbester
    Altafy Brickbester2 mánuðum síðan

    Spain: should i lockdown or not?

  • Altafy Brickbester
    Altafy Brickbester2 mánuðum síðan

    France: What am i going to do

  • Altafy Brickbester
    Altafy Brickbester2 mánuðum síðan

    Madagascar: imma lockdown now!!

  • Greap Lvl 1
    Greap Lvl 12 mánuðum síðan

    0:37 there's a bee in the grate

  • Altafy Brickbester
    Altafy Brickbester2 mánuðum síðan

    0:17 Wait where's human grey?

  • Altafy Brickbester
    Altafy Brickbester2 mánuðum síðan

    0:11 2020

  • Altafy Brickbester
    Altafy Brickbester2 mánuðum síðan

    0:12 game over

  • Ariel ALMEIDA
    Ariel ALMEIDA2 mánuðum síðan

    Watching this now as a Brazillian makes 6:09 so tragic.

  • 0pvo0
    0pvo02 mánuðum síðan

    Can we have this music on a loop?

  • eric peterson
    eric peterson2 mánuðum síðan

    Third lockdown :/ Spread it once, shame on you Spread it twice shame on me Spread it trice, we fckd up.

  • Thylacine Punic
    Thylacine Punic2 mánuðum síðan

    The first Time I went back on a airplane was 3 months ago

  • Night Shadow
    Night Shadow2 mánuðum síðan

    10:59 I’m a competitive archer and I know people who hit the bullseye every time; it gets annoying

  • Gillen Manos
    Gillen Manos2 mánuðum síðan

    All pandemics are global. Saying global pandemic is repetitive.

  • Gillen Manos
    Gillen Manos2 mánuðum síðan

    All pandemics are global. Global pandemic is repetitive.

  • Shade - gaming and memes
    Shade - gaming and memes2 mánuðum síðan

    I have probobaly 4x more than in the pandemic (as now, its been a year since this has started) than any other year. The pandemic just gives me a lot more time! its almost over (probobaly) now though. One discovery I made, is that I had realized what a 2D truly is. It is flat sheet of atoms. JUST 1 atom on the Z axis. as there is only 1 on the Z axis, there in NO Z axis (wich is obvius, because EVERYONE KNOWS what 2D is, but still) so paper, is not TRUE 2D.

  • Jeremy Kacher
    Jeremy Kacher2 mánuðum síðan

    Checking in from April 2021, still waiting to get on a plane

  • Indigo A
    Indigo A2 mánuðum síðan


  • ClassyArchitect
    ClassyArchitect2 mánuðum síðan

    Settlers of Catan and all the great game play, competitiveness and that hexagonal board... Hexagonal... Hex... Hexagon... HEXAGON IS THE BESTAGON!!!!

  • Chunky Mario
    Chunky Mario2 mánuðum síðan

    Wait a minute, GREY HAS/HAD A BEARD??? 11:13

  • rajarajan ramadoss

    rajarajan ramadoss

    2 mánuðum síðan


  • Jason Judin
    Jason Judin2 mánuðum síðan

    bee at 0:38

  • Derek Padilla
    Derek Padilla2 mánuðum síðan

    in christianity death means going to heaven, life means continue living (duuhh). Both is a blessing either way. what im saying is that (even if you're not christian) the best way to live is to enjoy and not worry about death. If you fear doing things because you're afraid to die well you'll never go anywhere, you kinda become the thing you fear most. You become dead. Use this pandemic as an opportunity, an opportunity to stop reading this comment. Go out ther- no dont go out there. Get out of your chair or bed and stop being dead.

  • Harry Gao
    Harry Gao2 mánuðum síðan

    5:30 Captions: STONKS

  • rajarajan ramadoss

    rajarajan ramadoss

    2 mánuðum síðan

    even youtube gets the meme

  • Zetsuke4
    Zetsuke42 mánuðum síðan

    Weird video