Seeking Discomfort | YES THEORY | TEDxYouth@ISP

Yes Theory explains how they got together and tells us about the good things that seeking discomfort has brought them. With their guests brought from LA they show us what their multi-platform is all about. Yes Theory is a multi-platform media brand created in 2015 with over 1 million followers.

They believe that the path given to them by society is outdated. So, they make videos about seeking discomfort and challenging what most people consider normal.
Their videos have been seen by over 500 million people, they have a show on Snapchat with 5-6 million viewers, and have worked with brands like Google, Amazon, and Shopify to spread their message. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


  1. Marshall Watson

    Marshall Watson3 päivää sitten

    Love these guys!

  2. The Bucket List Diaries

    The Bucket List Diaries15 päivää sitten

    This is great to see- 2021 🥺 they grow up so fast

  3. eosthedeity

    eosthedeity16 päivää sitten

    i found itttt

  4. Arline George

    Arline George22 päivää sitten

    Great great inspiring souls. Thank you, bless you. All your dreams come true.

  5. Xplicid

    Xplicid24 päivää sitten

    My discomfort watching this while the cameraman zoomed in and out every 2 seconds reached maximum level

  6. K May

    K MayUukausi sitten

    What a brave well-spoken woman

  7. K May

    K MayUukausi sitten


  8. ctrs

    ctrsUukausi sitten

    First world problems

  9. Arifur Rahman

    Arifur RahmanUukausi sitten

    Mat, we love you bro.

  10. Nadji Aouidi

    Nadji AouidiUukausi sitten

    who's here after Matt left

  11. Leona Shecanapish

    Leona Shecanapish2 kuukautta sitten

    Hunter-gatherers 😆

  12. Nori Cardoso

    Nori Cardoso2 kuukautta sitten

    I think I was the only one that not even noticed all the zooming, I only noticed by the comments in the end

  13. Nude Matter

    Nude Matter3 kuukautta sitten

    adore them

  14. Lara Glavan Pivec

    Lara Glavan Pivec3 kuukautta sitten

    I love Yes theory so much


    CUTE BABY4 kuukautta sitten

    After Curious Harish post 🤗🤗

  16. Neo Take

    Neo Take5 kuukautta sitten

    Just got it Recommended again, i cant believe it was 2 years ago.

  17. keasalam

    keasalam5 kuukautta sitten

    Where is amnaar

  18. Ishaan Sinha

    Ishaan Sinha6 kuukautta sitten

    These guys have forever changed my life for the better

  19. Eva

    Eva7 kuukautta sitten

    Thomas is very-well spoken!

  20. ELONG

    ELONG8 kuukautta sitten

    Wow these guys seem cool I think they should start a FItitle channel I bet it would get big...🤔

  21. Marina Sentanio

    Marina Sentanio8 kuukautta sitten

    I wish this was filmed in a different angle, but this was still great. Love these guys 😊

  22. Hap Py

    Hap Py8 kuukautta sitten

    What an amazing speech especially by the lady who said yes!!! Awesome!!! Inspiring!!!

  23. Silent311

    Silent3118 kuukautta sitten

    Noone: Cameraman: seek discomfort

  24. Iman K

    Iman K9 kuukautta sitten

    Did they only have the one camera lol?

  25. Bhagat Pannu

    Bhagat Pannu9 kuukautta sitten

    Or do drugs 🤣🤣

  26. Sumit Bhosale

    Sumit Bhosale10 kuukautta sitten

    For Yes seems everything as comfortable as butter

  27. PanhaReach

    PanhaReach10 kuukautta sitten

    I finnaly see how yes theory film

  28. Mark Bolly

    Mark Bolly10 kuukautta sitten

    Life was spontaneous before the structure. Now there is an underlying desire to reignite that spontaneity our ancestors once had.

  29. Nepenthes

    Nepenthes11 kuukautta sitten

    I'm coming out of my comfort zone by commenting on this video

  30. Rohan Desai

    Rohan Desai11 kuukautta sitten

    The 43 dislikes are for the cameraman

  31. Hannah F

    Hannah F11 kuukautta sitten

    And they really want to convince me that this speech was not prepared... 😂

  32. Muhammad Bilal

    Muhammad BilalVuosi sitten

    I need a friend like Jasmine in my life :)

  33. Raquel D.

    Raquel D.Vuosi sitten

    SO SO SO TRUE!!! I love Yes Theory so much. Everything they stand for is what I believe in!

  34. Surya pratap Singh

    Surya pratap SinghVuosi sitten

    The video is really bad filmed 😡🤬. I am liking only for yes theory.

  35. ידידיה פרידלנדר

    ידידיה פרידלנדר8 kuukautta sitten

    Bro seek some discomfort

  36. Dakota Malott

    Dakota MalottVuosi sitten

    I love this video sm, it inspired me to just go out and just take a risk, it inspired me to do something and im thankful for that like hecc

  37. Eliza K

    Eliza KVuosi sitten

    "The next time your friend asks you out on a spontaneous adventure, you say YES". My friends need to see this, I get too many no's haha

  38. thunDer

    thunDerVuosi sitten

    Oh my.. Cake Boy!

  39. Jameson Bornholdt

    Jameson BornholdtVuosi sitten

    What does he mean at 5:46 when he says our ancestors used to roam under the hot Eastern African sun?

  40. Sgt.Krakatoa

    Sgt.Krakatoa11 kuukautta sitten

    What part don’t you get?

  41. Bruce Lee

    Bruce LeeVuosi sitten

    Love you YES THEORY

  42. Whiskey Black

    Whiskey BlackVuosi sitten

    Wow, who the heck filmed this? I can't even watch it. Obviously, it wasn't anyone from the YT channel.

  43. Synarus Coaching

    Synarus CoachingVuosi sitten

    i feel most alive when i play games.

  44. Piyush Mohite

    Piyush MohiteVuosi sitten


  45. SUNNY Chowdary

    SUNNY ChowdaryVuosi sitten

    Tommy 👻😁😁😁😍 !

  46. Rosangella Cruz

    Rosangella CruzVuosi sitten

    Yesss baby!!!!! 🤟🏻

  47. Ventures With Dan

    Ventures With DanVuosi sitten

    Feeling sorry for the cameraman's epilepsy :/

  48. Joost H

    Joost HVuosi sitten

    seeking discomfort by watching this video

  49. Joseph H.

    Joseph H.Vuosi sitten

    Somebody in the audience got a new snap at the 12:05 mark lol.😂

  50. Hakim

    HakimVuosi sitten

    This is awesome

  51. Susana N.

    Susana N.Vuosi sitten

    I want enough money to have a life coach.

  52. Spyrit

    SpyritVuosi sitten

    the camera man sucks

  53. Olivier Wang

    Olivier WangVuosi sitten

    I watched this video about a year ago and I felt like I needed to share yes theory's message to more people which is why I decided to sign up at this public speaking event called "stories that stick" at my university and speak about Yes Theory tomorrow. I have never been so scared in my life because I've never had done such a speech in front of a huge crowd but that is my way of seeking discomfort.

  54. Alfredo G. J. O.

    Alfredo G. J. O.9 kuukautta sitten

    so how it went?

  55. Gé -

    Gé -Vuosi sitten

    Their channel is a bigger inspiration if you saw them and been following them then u know

  56. Tranquilizer

    TranquilizerVuosi sitten

    Now I understand what this is all about.

  57. pohmakas33

    pohmakas33Vuosi sitten

    i love these fellas...ive been binging their videos every day. check them out, they are the realest channel on yt and seeking discomfort is really the only right way to live your life

  58. Cutiepanda36

    Cutiepanda36Vuosi sitten

    These guys are truly inspirational and they’ve changed my outlook on life

  59. Hasna Nafisda

    Hasna NafisdaVuosi sitten


  60. Ashlee Jayde

    Ashlee JaydeVuosi sitten

    I currently live in Myanmar, which is in SE Asia for those who dont know. I want to do something like this. Like he said we need our tribe to make it happen right? Anyone who wants to seek discomfort message me on Instagram RealLifeAshlee lets find a tribe to live every day as they do, in discomfort and LIVE life.

  61. Tiesa G

    Tiesa GVuosi sitten

    i love a lot of this but the bit about medications that assist with mental illness being equatable to drugs and alcohol doesn’t sit with me right. mental illness isn’t necessarily caused by being in a routine and being too comfortable, yes getting out of your comfort zone can definitely do great things for you and i aim to practice that when i can but this came off as pretty isolating for someone with an anxiety disorder

  62. The Regret Man

    The Regret ManVuosi sitten

    Thomas' opening lines are me right now. Gives me comfort that you can come out on the other side after feeling like this, ironically.

  63. EGY

    EGY2 vuotta sitten

    I swear right now i have a big competition and i kept thinking what topic should i present about. Of course after 2 days i thought of seek discomfort i swear my team is hyped af. Wish me luck at the competition day. Love you guys (ba7ebak ya ammar w ha2ablak f yom isa)

  64. tim Scheermeijer

    tim Scheermeijer2 vuotta sitten

    Its exacly 1year later

  65. Advert Solutions

    Advert Solutions2 vuotta sitten

    I just discovered there is f in cameraman

  66. Vignesh Krishna

    Vignesh Krishna2 vuotta sitten

    When was the last time you felt most alive? that's something we should ask ourselves everyday. We all live a monotonous life , we don't know where our life is headed to or what we do today will even matter in the future, yet we take so much tension over the smallest things that happen in our day to day life. The number of people who have a positive outlook towards life are so less. We keep worrying about uncertainty , and that should stop. We should get out there and do what scares us the most. we should say YES. Seek discomfort.

  67. Mathijs Oosterloo

    Mathijs Oosterloo2 vuotta sitten

    this cameraman gives me motionsickness

  68. Alex Nikiforov

    Alex Nikiforov2 vuotta sitten


  69. Emaan anwar

    Emaan anwar2 vuotta sitten

    Wow they did this on my bday

  70. Mike G

    Mike G2 vuotta sitten

    Oh man! I love YES Theory , but i dont know if i can make it.. I am 16 years old, in February i will be 17 and I moved one year ago from Greece to Switzerland (economical reasons mostly) and now i leave in a much bigger house, we go on vacations with my family at least one time a year and the educational system here is much better. The only problem is i dont have many friends.. / good friends. It was really difficult for me and my brother to learn the language and adapt to the new environment, because we literally came here and joined the normal school instead of a school for immigrants or whatever.. I know that i have "succedeed" on school (offcourse with the help and understanding of the teachers and some extra hours of german at school), since i continued on normal high school (in Switzerland is very difficult - only 20% of the students are going to normal high school and the others go and work or join another type of high school where they teach more specialised stuff), but i really dont feel good at all. I am down most of the time and i keep thinking about Greece and my friends... I miss my friends, but mostly i miss the daily routine of being there with them, going to school and be able to actually communicate much much better than i can with swiss people and do jokes/ understand jokes, go and party at clubs and generally have fun and relieve stress by having fun... I am also really.. - i dont know if the proper word is shy - but i definatelly care what people thinks about me. I really want to change that and change my habits like watching youtube videos all day long after school or listening to music and trying to forget about my responsibilities like homework etc. , but i feel like i cant or a part of me doesnt want to, because i live on "safe mode".. like trying to avoid conversations with strangers cause i cant speak german that good and because i care wayy too much about their opinion about me. P.S. I am also really confused about what i want to do with my life and i dont really know what to study if i make it to the university... P.S. 2 I really was supposed to be really motivated, think positive and be adaptable after all the times i have moved to other places(in Greece) and still made friends, but for a strange reason i am not... If you read it all thank you and i hope you have a great day :)

  71. Albert J AA

    Albert J AA2 vuotta sitten

    i hope the camara man got fired , thanks .......anyway very inspiring video from the guy ~ yes theory~ btw : beautiful girls at the end

  72. 1pumpツ

    1pumpツ2 vuotta sitten


  73. Axlingen

    Axlingen2 vuotta sitten

    Just love you guys!

  74. CSProductions

    CSProductions2 vuotta sitten

    God this is insane

  75. 1pumpツ

    1pumpツ2 vuotta sitten

    Yes i wanna do the same the problem is That im only 13 years old i feel like im doing nothing but goin to school. and playing games with My friends i guess ill just wait...

  76. Achintya Bhatnagar

    Achintya Bhatnagar2 vuotta sitten

    The white top girl didn't even say anything pft

  77. hali liu

    hali liu2 vuotta sitten

    Achintya Bhatnagar cause she wasn’t the one Yes Theory asked, just the friend that accompanied her on the adventure

  78. Ana Tsulaia

    Ana Tsulaia2 vuotta sitten

    I love them so much💘

  79. AJ Aromin

    AJ Aromin2 vuotta sitten


  80. Torus Link

    Torus Link2 vuotta sitten

    Nicely done. :)

  81. 888 Records

    888 Records2 vuotta sitten

    One of the best TED Talks ever.

  82. tlahmed

    tlahmed2 vuotta sitten

    Same thing happened to me as Thomas, however, is was 8 months of life flying by instead of 4 months. I had always done the “right thing,” which came crashing down after I graduated college. What pulled me out was applying for a Americorps position, and eventually taking a sign language class (on my bucket list to learn), and planning a month long solo trip to Canada. You guys have been such an inspiration to me and the main reason I decided to finally travel. Thank you boys!!

  83. amognim ai

    amognim ai2 vuotta sitten

    They are the ones with minimal haters u guys deserve all the love

  84. Jackson

    Jackson2 vuotta sitten

    I think your next challenge should be to live in a small town like mine for a week. We have 3 fast food restaurants, a high school of about 400 kids, and a local grocery store. There isn't much to do here, so that would be a challenge and a very uncomfortable situation for all three of you. Everyone knows everyone here, and the coolest thing to do is cruise around. HOPE YOU SEE THIS!!

  85. ba55letmysoulfly

    ba55letmysoulfly2 vuotta sitten

    honestly, this is better than most ted talks!

  86. RemiQ4

    RemiQ42 vuotta sitten

    I'm thinking about taking a tattoo with the text : seek discomfort, but what is really the meaning of discomfort? I know what's the meaning of yes theory but not the real meaning of seek discomfort, can you help me ? :D

  87. RemiQ4

    RemiQ42 vuotta sitten

    Thanks! 🙏

  88. Team der Typ

    Team der Typ2 vuotta sitten

    Seeking discomfort is to try new things and do stuff you never did or never wanted to do such as to get over your fear of height or some sort of phobia or talking to stranger. Whatever is "hard" or "impossible" to do is definitely your discomfort. And if you are in comfort zone which means you do things in routine or get used to something or doing something repeatedly, you wil be stuck at that level and not improving or experiencing other new things. Of course, explaining something in english is a discomfort for me as well so I hope you get the message I'm trying to reach to you.😅😅

  89. joshina martin

    joshina martin2 vuotta sitten

    This guys are awesome.. they are very very inspiring

  90. cyber

    cyber2 vuotta sitten

    Beautiful. This truly truly inspires me and I promise (although probably no one reads this) that I will do my absolute best to live by the. . YES THEORY

  91. Sarah Smith

    Sarah Smith2 vuotta sitten

    I love them

  92. Shayma Makhelbi

    Shayma Makhelbi2 vuotta sitten

    I feel like a proud mom 😂😂

  93. Ale Ho

    Ale Ho2 vuotta sitten

    Morgan was the best part of speech! her speeches was way more inspiring. Not taking anything from YES! Theory, but they do it best on their videos.

  94. TheDoming0

    TheDoming02 vuotta sitten

    You all knocked it out of the park. Great talk!

  95. Chafik Breezy

    Chafik Breezy2 vuotta sitten

    "So many people live within unhappy circumstances nd yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they're conditioned to a life of security,comformity & conservatism,all of which may appear to give one peace of mind,but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventerous spirit within a man than a secure future.the very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.the joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences & hence ther's no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon.for each day to have a new & different sun"..Christopher Mccandless

  96. GG

    GG2 vuotta sitten

    Yes Theory represents a paradigm shift. Even from the very beginning, anyone can see from their videos that they hold on to a very specific vision that they want to share to the generations to whom social media is essential. I think it's a very important message, and their work is stuff that I can genuinely say impacts lives positively, contagiously. Even when they face difficulties, they turn it on its head to find the silver lining and grow from there. Lots of respect for the team's loyalty to their original vision, I can tell that they are truly passionate about the movement to 'seek discomfort' and make connections. Can't wait to see how Yes Theory will grow in the coming months.

  97. Jacob Chianese

    Jacob Chianese2 vuotta sitten

    I want seek discomfort

  98. Wild Fire Matt

    Wild Fire Matt2 vuotta sitten

    Absolutely awesome!!!

  99. Phill Apusaga

    Phill Apusaga2 vuotta sitten

    *Seek Discomfort*

  100. Ferdinand Sison

    Ferdinand Sison2 vuotta sitten

    I was waiting for the girl in the white top to speak. I really think she missed a good opportunity especially which such motivating people.

  101. Nocturnal Pyro

    Nocturnal Pyro2 vuotta sitten

    Despite them barely having any prep time, they probably gave on of the best ted talks

  102. Tomas Fernandez Sasso

    Tomas Fernandez Sasso2 vuotta sitten

    Yestheory you are THE best!!

  103. Tung Jy

    Tung Jy2 vuotta sitten

    The cameraman is drunk

  104. Nishma Nepal

    Nishma Nepal3 vuotta sitten


  105. Priscilla Keller

    Priscilla Keller3 vuotta sitten

    What's going on with this câmera guy? LOL

  106. Gerson Steps

    Gerson Steps3 vuotta sitten

    Yes Theory

  107. birusian

    birusian3 vuotta sitten

    Great talk! And kudos to cameraman for challenging us with discomforting zoom in and out!

  108. Cindy B

    Cindy B3 päivää sitten

    LOL this really wipe out my sleeping mode lol

  109. Ryan Macalandag

    Ryan Macalandag2 vuotta sitten

    birusian Seeking discomfort? Here yah go.

  110. Summer Bee

    Summer Bee3 vuotta sitten

    They just killed it