It's a calming thing, to learn there's a word for something you've felt all your life but didn't know was shared by anyone else.
John Koenig

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

Dec 10, 2022-- "Have you ever wondered about the lives of each person you pass on the street, realizing that everyone is the main character in their own story, each living a life as vivid and complex as your own? That feeling has a name: 'sonder.' Or maybe you've watched a thunderstorm roll in and felt a primal hunger for disaster, hoping it would shake up your life. Thats called 'lachesism.' Or you were looking through old photos and felt a pang of nostalgia for a time youve never actually experienced. That's 'anemoia.' If you've never heard of these terms before, that's because they didn't exist until John Koenig set out to fill the gaps in our language of emotion." Author of "The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows," John Koenig shares more in this engaging TEDx talk. (3181 reads)


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