“I have a sadness in me” you say. Doesn’t know how you really feel about something “How do I know what I’m feeling?” you are looking for clues to your own behavior by asking. The feeling you are experiencing may be “Agnosthesia”.
Do you have an indescribable sadness in you even if you do not suffer from love pain? Words aren’t enough, if you can’t name your sorrow, Ted speaker John KoenigThe dictionary created by can help you.
Sometimes words are not enough… When our throat is knotted, when we do not know what to say out of sadness, we are confused which word to use. John Koenig set out for precisely such situations and gave a dictionary of emotions that you cannot name to our world of emotions.
Dictionary of ambiguous emotions, indescribable sadness, indescribable sadness, Ted speaker John Koenig prepared it. The name of his work; The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. The name of the dictionary “Dictionary of Unknown Sorrows”, “Glossary of Fuzzy Sorrows” or you can not be satisfied with this translation and use one of the emotions in the book. In fact, if none of them are enough for you, you can derive a word yourself! After all, Koenig opens up a very suitable space for describing an emotion in depth and multidimensional way. For example, the feelings of looking at someone’s eyes… During the pandemic period, the eyes that appear behind the masks and the things we feel when looking at these eyes come to mind. These feelings now deserve a special description: “Opia”.
Even though John Koenig put the word “opia” into the dictionary before masks came into our lives, he gives a very profound word to our modern lives about communication that is only established through glances:
“The intensity of looking at someone, which can be misunderstood… The person we are looking at can feel both aggressive and vulnerable at the same time. The pupils are sparkly, bottomless and opaque – as if you are looking through a hole in the door of a house… You can tell that there is someone standing there, but you cannot tell if you are looking in. “
In his TED talk, Koening says: “Meaning is not in the words themselves. We are the ones who give the meaning. I think if we are looking for meaning in our lives, if we are looking for the meaning of life, I think words have something to do with it. ”
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows has developed it to find shortcomings in the language of emotions and try to correct them. When the meanings in the dictionary, which do not exist in the daily spoken language and the words derived by Koening, are examined in depth, it is remembered that it is good for us to respond in one word to the emotions that we all feel but cannot express clearly. Even if this feeling has a word for word, it seems worth investigating.
“A moment when you realize that someone you have known for years still has a private and mysterious inner life and that his personality is somewhere in the corridors that you have never fully discovered before, a locked door from the inside, a staircase leading to a wing of the house. An unfinished roof that will remain insanely unknowable for you. solid, because none of us have a map, the master key, or any way to know exactly where it stands. “
“We need words that contain us to describe ourselves,” says Koenig, reminding that words are not owned by anyone, and that the source of producing words and naming emotions is people, and that words are produced by humans. Having seen both a daring and naive example of the fact that new words can well be derived by humans, a little courage may be enough; maybe you can come up with new words to describe your own feelings.
Article: Senem Tahmaz