In the TV show Young Sheldon, the reason for George Cooper's unhappiness is revealed. He lacks boundaries and often prioritizes others over himself, leading to feelings of resentment and burnout. Despite being a committed family man, his sense of responsibility is also what causes his downfall. This trait is passed down to his son Georgie, who takes on the family after George's unexpected death. Despite currently having a happy demeanor, George's impending demise and cheating scandal will make things worse for him.