The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

Can’t believe that now is the first time I’ve heard about The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. Created by John Koenig, the website is “a compendium of the aches, demons, vibes, joys and urges that roam the wilderness of the psychological interior.”

Take for example his most recent word/definintion, which he also converted into a video:

sonder – n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own…

Thinking about this word, it reminds me a lot of the David Foster Wallace essay “This is Water,” which also has a fantastic accompanying video:

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