23 EMOTIONS PEOPLE FEEL, BUT CAN’T EXPLAIN

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    Sonder: The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.
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    Opia: The ambiguous intensity of Looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.
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    Vellichor: The strange wistfulness of used bookshops.
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    Énouement: The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self.
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    Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.
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    Kenopsia: The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.
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    Mauerbauertraurigkeit: The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like.
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    Jouska: A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.
    Really?
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    Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.
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    Vemödalen: The frustration of photographic something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist.
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    Anecdoche: A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening
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    Ellipsism: A sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history will turn out.
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    Kuebiko: A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.
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    Lachesism: The desire to be struck by disaster – to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire.
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    Exulansis: The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.
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    Adronitis: Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone.
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    Rückkehrunruhe: The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness.
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    Nodus Tollens: The realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore.
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    Onism: The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time.
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    Liberosis: The desire to care less about things.
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    Altschmerz: Weariness with the same old issues that you’ve always had – the same boring flaws and anxieties that you’ve been gnawing on for years.
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    Occhiolism: The awareness of the smallness of your perspective.
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    Monachopsis: The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.