Slideshow Lifestyle

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows Defines the Nameless Emotions We All Experience

by Tod Perry

September 5, 2017
Launch Slideshow
Or, view as list

According to Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago, “Human vocabulary is still not capable, and probably never will be, of knowing, recognizing, and communicating everything that can be humanly experienced and felt.” That’s why John Koenig’s The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows website and YouTube channel are so intriguing. In his work, Koenig explains and names specific emotions that we’ve all experienced while silently wondering if others have, too. Here, we take a look at 14 of these ingenious neologisms that Koenig has posted on The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows Instagram page.

 

Recently on GOOD
The
Daily
GOOD
Sign up to receive the best of GOOD delivered to your inbox each and every weekday
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows Defines the Nameless Emotions We All Experience