The Egg - A Short Story

The Egg
Story by Andy Weir
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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Jaar geleden

    A Big Thanks to Andy Weir for allowing us to use his story! If you want to support us, please check out those beautiful Egg posters we made:

    • R D

      R D

      6 dagen geleden

      This is just long I just wanna be able to chill when I die not all this extra shit lol 😂

    • Evariste Makabu

      Evariste Makabu

      11 dagen geleden

      are after lifes even true?

    • The great Papyrus

      The great Papyrus

      13 dagen geleden


    • Sir Cookie

      Sir Cookie

      15 dagen geleden

      Knew you were god

    • xXAbdulazizXx AR

      xXAbdulazizXx AR

      18 dagen geleden

      Aaaa the guy who wrote the title translated in arabic Just wrote his Instagram account besides it WTF

  2. Priestar Tor

    Priestar Tor

    35 minuten geleden

    Btw Im sorry for starting ww2, i didnt know any better 🥺

  3. xd


    43 minuten geleden

    This was terrifyingly eerie and beautiful at the same time, i think i got goosebumps every 10 seconds

  4. 《DR Games 》

    《DR Games 》

    51 minuut geleden

    Saquenlo en español 🥺🙏

  5. Killer Queen

    Killer Queen

    51 minuut geleden

    "go fuck yourself" checks out

  6. Tillie


    Uur geleden

    What scares me is that I’m not having an existential crisis. I just think “ok.” Yes it’s wonderful in many ways, but it just makes sense to me, even if I believe it or not. But I’m not sure I do. Maybe?

  7. Keiran Counsell

    Keiran Counsell

    2 uur geleden

    Well makes my psychosis a few months ago make a really weird sort of sense now

  8. Yiğithan Özbay

    Yiğithan Özbay

    3 uur geleden

    So... Was it me who made this video??

  9. Kai Ezesi

    Kai Ezesi

    3 uur geleden

    Thank you for everything. You've helped me. I love

  10. Clifford Ramsey

    Clifford Ramsey

    3 uur geleden

    My only problem with this concept is that it is a very anthropocentric (human centered) interpretation of reincarnation. I think it would have been more interesting if the main character was reincarnated through all life forms, especially if the whole point is for them to grow from the accumulated knowledge and experience of every lifetime. If this fetus is expected to grow into another universe architect, you'd think that they would benefit from the experiential information from every lifeform in existence, not solely the experiential information of one species that will likely never fully unlock every secret of the universe. Sounds like a good way to raise someone who can't do their job.

  11. Shwibi Shrabs

    Shwibi Shrabs

    4 uur geleden

    This was beautiful. Can I eat the egg?

  12. Rasil Anvar

    Rasil Anvar

    5 uur geleden

    So I made this video, saw it 17 millions times, commented on it, liked it 1.2 M times and disliked it 40 K times and I made this channel and subscribed 13 M times. Also, my Dad/Mom is a god who made this universe where everyone is me. Then, I became a god, created a universe in which my son/daughter is everyone. Ok, makes total sense.

  13. Purple Bubblezzz

    Purple Bubblezzz

    6 uur geleden

    Yeah this is my belief, except I believe animals, plants, and even rocks are thrown into the mix of reincarnations

  14. khaled Yousre

    khaled Yousre

    6 uur geleden

    الحويطي فخور بم

  15. khaled Yousre

    khaled Yousre

    6 uur geleden

    Thank you for your efforts

  16. Eugenio Garay

    Eugenio Garay

    6 uur geleden

    the best short story I've ever read in my entire life. Thanks to Andy Weir and Kurzgesagt

  17. Crim


    6 uur geleden

    Sad I might be a prisoner about to get flayed alive after I die

  18. Evan's Magic Clay

    Evan's Magic Clay

    8 uur geleden


  19. ahmed arapy

    ahmed arapy

    8 uur geleden

    دانتو هتتنكحو

  20. Devin Smith

    Devin Smith

    8 uur geleden

    I thought this was about an egg and now I am questioning EVERYTHING.

  21. Jorge Miranda

    Jorge Miranda

    8 uur geleden


  22. Angel G

    Angel G

    10 uur geleden

    Might fuck around and kms now

  23. Jay Artist

    Jay Artist

    10 uur geleden

    I need to know what has inspired this story, need to go deep in this idea. Anyone knows? It takes lots of concepts of religion, but they are joint and condensed so well that I think this is a kind of possible reality of the afterlife. Indeed, I have ever thought we individuals are like little portions of a super-conscience that are filtered to our bodies separately, but when we die, we go to the unity again. Need to go deep in this, help please.

  24. localbasedfairy


    11 uur geleden

    what the fuck....

  25. George Andrei

    George Andrei

    12 uur geleden

    I cannot be the flat earther... no. I refuse my existence to be so stupid...

  26. Furry puffskein

    Furry puffskein

    13 uur geleden

    hi me whats up

  27. Shimzonah J

    Shimzonah J

    13 uur geleden

    Beautiful! Love from 🇮🇳 India

  28. Asashi Gaming

    Asashi Gaming

    14 uur geleden

    and the supreme god 'E '7:30

  29. TurbulentUnd_erscore


    14 uur geleden

    theoretically, if this was real, we would be living our last life right now because we can't actually remember our any lives where our memories were wiped. past lives would be similar to dreams that you don't remember after you wake up.

  30. Pedro Santa Cruz

    Pedro Santa Cruz

    16 uur geleden

    So im the guy that sold the crack and im also the guy that smoked it 😂😂😂😂

  31. CoolCrusher21 G̸a̸m̸i̸n̸g̸

    CoolCrusher21 G̸a̸m̸i̸n̸g̸

    16 uur geleden

    Wow it was......... it was..... emotional.

  32. MamaKasandra Mia

    MamaKasandra Mia

    17 uur geleden

    My dear reincarnations, please, be kind to me(us)

  33. Shashank Kumar

    Shashank Kumar

    19 uur geleden

    This is scary because it we are just one being then this means I (we) will have to reincarnate as all those guys who have been or will be killed by burning alive. But again there is a plus side as I (we) will get to reincarnate as all the kings and conquerers also.

  34. Jhimothy


    19 uur geleden

    note to self:

  35. Random Bijj

    Random Bijj

    20 uur geleden

    So everytime I bang with my stepbro... I bang myself?

  36. K Wolf

    K Wolf

    20 uur geleden

    All I want to say is NO THANK YOU!!

  37. Attack Oblivion

    Attack Oblivion

    21 uur geleden

    Nice, this channel is spreading BS now good job

  38. Gotta move smarter and harder peace out

    Gotta move smarter and harder peace out

    22 uur geleden

    This my story💯

  39. Rex M

    Rex M

    23 uur geleden

    Where/who is this thought originally from?

  40. Shinobu Kawajiri

    Shinobu Kawajiri

    Dag geleden

    Wow I don't care

  41. Alvin He

    Alvin He

    Dag geleden

    Does this mean that I was a dinosaur?

  42. Fereshte Bahaedini

    Fereshte Bahaedini

    Dag geleden

    It’s a little fictional but very interesting

  43. X BANEET


    Dag geleden

    So who's the last guy I have to be before promotion

  44. Ya Nasty

    Ya Nasty

    Dag geleden


  45. R


    Dag geleden

    Ahhh hindus were actually right about the incarnations of one soul in different lifetimes!!!!

  46. Zafar Ali

    Zafar Ali

    Dag geleden

    This is my favourite video on youtube

  47. Kundan


    Dag geleden

    why give the channel such a difficult name?

  48. Pedoco


    Dag geleden


  49. comfortline plus

    comfortline plus

    Dag geleden

    i am thanos and all the avengers i flick off

  50. Alice Kiss

    Alice Kiss

    Dag geleden

    amazing THANK YOU

  51. Ermias Samsom

    Ermias Samsom

    Dag geleden

    What the fuck.



    Dag geleden

    Nearly a decade ago, I contacted the author of this story (Andy Weir, who also wrote THE MARTIAN, now a Matt Damon movie) about the curious similarities to my EGGSISTENTIALISM story that I wrote two years earlier... He apparently misinterpreted my fascination as a challenge, and tried to assert that he had published the story before I had made my video about it... I had to burst his balloon by informing him that I wrote the story in a blog several years before I had gotten around to making the video, to which he replied that the concept of the Cosmic Egg is one of the oldest mythological themes there is, so neither of us can really claim to have originated it completely. Fair enough... I'm not sure what inspired his own story, but mine was an attempt to piece my Humpty Dumpty self back together after my first Dark Night of the Soul -- a bizarre spiritual initiation brought about by some intense Qigong meditations, which culminated in so many synchronicities that I thought I was going insane: I began feeling what people were going to say before they said it, every thought I had seemed to be manifesting in front of me within seconds, which forced me to consider the possibility of solipsism: What if the whole world is just my dream, and I'm the only "real" consciousness here? That question haunted me for years, until one evening I was overcome with a powerful urge to start writing down all these symbols and themes that begin popping into my head, which turned into a story about a squirrel (based on a drawing I just happened to find in my notebook while I was writing this all down) who eats a mushroom and starts tripping balls right as he gets eaten by a snake... He goes on a psychedelic journey, meeting all these famous religious and spiritual figures, until he finally puts all of their words together, like a jigsaw puzzle, and concludes that he himself is God, Jesus, Buddha, Satan -- literally every figure that ever existed, were all his own projections, and upon realizing this, he had the power to create the world however he wished. That gift created a problem though: He soon realized that none of his creations were "real" in the sense that he was; Since part of him was animating them, there could be no surprises, no thrills, no genuine experience of love or loss or any other emotion that had previously made life worth living. He nearly goes mad trying to solve this problem, until he practically begins praying for help, and then suddenly he hears a still, small voice saying: "Omelet you in on a little secret! The only way out is within..." At first he was confused, but after contemplating it for a while he comes up with an idea: He will split himself into two separate beings -- one will be an ego (eggo?) self, and the other larger portion off is personality will remain outside the "shell" of his awareness, functioning like a god or oversoul, creating experiences without the knowledge of the little ego self. Everything goes white, then black, and suddenly he re-emerges back into his old world -- and I haven't quite worked out all the minor details of the story to my satisfaction, but that's the general gist of it. A few people who read my original were even more blown away by it than they were by this one, but there were a few parts that I never really ironed out well enough to push it out into the public and make it more popular... I may remedy that soon, tho I already have a million other things on my plate.



    Dag geleden

    These kind of videos are enough to drive people crazy, create headache and even make them committing suicide. Absolute intellectual non-sense. Not even intellectual, a non-sense fiction, a non sense imagination. It will not get you an inch closer to truth.

    • Gotta move smarter and harder peace out

      Gotta move smarter and harder peace out

      22 uur geleden

      I think this Is the closest u can get to truth.

  54. 이효민


    Dag geleden

    아니 서기 500몇년 중국 소녀로 태어난다고 했을때 '어? 우주의 모든 시간대의 모든 인간이 나라는 설정 괜찮은데? 그렇게 모든 삶을 겪고 다음 신으로 길러낸다는 설정으로 글 써볼까?' 생각했는데 영상 보니까 다 써있는 내용이었어 ㅠ 뭐? 안 믿는다고? 어쩔 수 없지 ㅠ 근데 이거 초반부는 되게 죽음에 관하여 같다 신기하네

    • 이효민


      21 uur geleden

      @Pedoco더 정확히는 우리가 아니라 '나' 겠네요! 번역은 그다지 어색하지 않았어요 ;D

    • Pedoco


      Dag geleden

      안녕하세요 저는 구글 번역기에서 말하고 있으므로 매우 깨진 한국어가 될 것입니다. 제 이론은 우리가 모든 삶을 동시에 살고 있다는 것입니다

  55. SuperNova 11

    SuperNova 11

    Dag geleden

    hi me

  56. dp designs

    dp designs

    Dag geleden


  57. Delta Triangle

    Delta Triangle

    Dag geleden

    so the one girl i hit last week on a bar was myself damnnn

  58. Arda Ata Ekin

    Arda Ata Ekin

    Dag geleden

    wait. im. Pokimane ? and everyone who simped her.

  59. Yui Mai

    Yui Mai

    Dag geleden

    I don't know why but i always think about this.

  60. Anh Vũ Hoàng

    Anh Vũ Hoàng

    Dag geleden

    Me:am I Anbert Einstein? God: yes, and all other scholars

  61. A Guy Named Kevin

    A Guy Named Kevin

    Dag geleden

    I saw a video of a kid getting fillet’d and his ribs ripped out. After half of them were ripped out you could see his heart beating.... this is after they decapitated his dad in front of him alive. Hopefully I already went through that one.

  62. Officialshaunn


    Dag geleden

    I love this bro.. Buhh I always thought errbody is juss me an I’m by myself 😐.. like I deadass don’t know if y’all real👀😐👀😐

    • Officialshaunn


      14 uur geleden

      @Gotta move smarter and harder peace out nihga wtf are u talkin about

    • Gotta move smarter and harder peace out

      Gotta move smarter and harder peace out

      22 uur geleden

      You will understand it better if u mature so keep learning

  63. TEXO


    Dag geleden

    I somehow knew it the whole time

  64. Jackson Ehrman

    Jackson Ehrman

    Dag geleden

    “So I’m Susan Wogiski” “Yes, and the people she has pissed off.”

  65. 清蘭'


    Dag geleden


  66. E


    Dag geleden

    I don’t remember making this video

  67. William Hernández

    William Hernández

    Dag geleden

    Me quemó la cabeza muy bueno

  68. Alejandro Garay

    Alejandro Garay

    Dag geleden

    you wrote this comment

    • Andres Ochoa

      Andres Ochoa

      Dag geleden

      And you wrote this too, hello me on another life!

  69. Egg


    Dag geleden

    I don't like being an egg anymore because of this

  70. Exakter


    Dag geleden

    Ok that's litterly my theorie- and exactly the same I told ppl about it- If u get what I tryna say. But the differnce between mine and this is, that I thought maybe you life every life not only from humans and not only on earth

  71. Snez


    2 dagen geleden

    Anyone else have a trip that was scarily similar to this?

    • Nick G

      Nick G

      Dag geleden

      Dude I’ve had 2 trips where it was basically this, it was super fucked up.

  72. Dualinx


    2 dagen geleden

    "Im god? *"And you're satan as well"*

  73. Nurzhan Kairbayev

    Nurzhan Kairbayev

    2 dagen geleden

    Around 2 people die every second... So 800 people died while they were having that conversation... Are they all in a queue? Or the talks are happening all at the same time?

  74. zant


    2 dagen geleden

    This is like the logic song “Waiting Room”

  75. Rashmi Singh

    Rashmi Singh

    2 dagen geleden

    This is a really beautiful way of thinking

  76. Rei Ayanami

    Rei Ayanami

    2 dagen geleden

    I... love you.

  77. Arda


    2 dagen geleden

    Hey! you yes reading this comment. "You are me and i am you"



    2 dagen geleden

    Defiantly something to ponder no matter who you are or what you believe.

  79. Forrest Wilms

    Forrest Wilms

    2 dagen geleden

    So I’m every SJW? And the racists?

  80. Ashit Narjinary

    Ashit Narjinary

    2 dagen geleden

    Mind blown 💥

  81. Maestro Stefano Petrini

    Maestro Stefano Petrini

    2 dagen geleden

    La storiellina che tanto piace agli ignoranti



    2 dagen geleden

    I love Kurzgesagt videos but this one was quite boring

  83. vids52


    2 dagen geleden

    This is the idea told in the series of books "Conversations with God" by Neale Donald Walsch

  84. Flewmation


    2 dagen geleden

    I am giving This a dislike after this I feel like hitler

  85. Hikari Riko

    Hikari Riko

    2 dagen geleden

    it definitely has some cloud atlas feeling in it!

  86. IZY


    2 dagen geleden

    New Religion

    • Masm SHB

      Masm SHB

      2 dagen geleden

      As time goes on, beliefs change. no religion existed 5,000 years ago, we live on a tiny rock in space, theres 2 trillion galaxies each with 400+ billion planets, i am you, you are me, we are the universe expericing itself

  87. Daniel Matute

    Daniel Matute

    2 dagen geleden

    This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "go f*ck yourself*

  88. Mario Limbouris

    Mario Limbouris

    2 dagen geleden

    What a coincidence, I actually was IN a car accident. I got hit by a car when I went out in the road to get a dog in 1990. But I didn't die, I was in a coma for a week. Makes me wonder if I had a conversation with God like in this video while I was in a coma and don't remember it.

  89. Andres Liang

    Andres Liang

    2 dagen geleden

    So... You are me... I am you? Loool

  90. Kirklechoake !

    Kirklechoake !

    2 dagen geleden

    When you realize all the NPCs are just characters you haven't unlocked yet.

  91. Tofu Fingers

    Tofu Fingers

    2 dagen geleden

    Sad hitler noises

  92. lance chastain

    lance chastain

    2 dagen geleden

    This brings a whole new meaning to go fuck yourself

  93. Yacko F.

    Yacko F.

    3 dagen geleden

    Creo que volvemos a nacer, pero en otra estrella con otro planeta, más evolucionado o menos, a vivir una cultura diferente eso sí, para aprender y para enseñar también. Todos somos uno, pienso que el viaje de las almas es tan grande, que tampoco se puede dejar afuera a los animales y plantas o todo lo que tenga vida, y por eso es importante el respeto. Nadie sabe como está organizado el viaje de las almas realmente en este inmenso Universo.

  94. Chris Lewis

    Chris Lewis

    3 dagen geleden

    So I'm my ex wife? I hate myself

  95. Christie Mccoy

    Christie Mccoy

    3 dagen geleden

    "So I'm the one who wrote all of these jokes in the comment section?" "And all who laughed at each and every one of them."

  96. Monsters cringe

    Monsters cringe

    3 dagen geleden

    This the most beautiful thing i ever seen i watched,,in this universe there just you and me'' like hundred times and almost cried because its to beautiful.

  97. bunnygirl 101

    bunnygirl 101

    3 dagen geleden

    Deep inhaling(calm down calm down come on don't cry)

  98. 몽계


    3 dagen geleden

    어렵네. 저기서 말하는 존재가 신이라면 인간이라는 존재는 그 신이 된다는 건가? 아니면, 인간의 유전자를 가진 존재 모두를 아우르는 건가? 유전자라면, 그게 신이 되기 위해 진화를 한다는 건가?

  99. Elryme Make Content

    Elryme Make Content

    3 dagen geleden

    all religion of peace is alright

  100. Tony Jimenez

    Tony Jimenez

    3 dagen geleden

    7:31 *E*

    • Masm SHB

      Masm SHB

      2 dagen geleden