Zielschmerz

  • The exhilarating dread of finally pursuing a lifelong dream.

  • It requires you to put your true abilities out there to be tested on the open savannah.

  • You are no longer protected inside the terrarium of hopes and delusions that you created in kindergarten and kept sealed as long as you could, only to break in case of emergency.

  • Coined in 2012 by John Koenig in The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, a project, to create a compendium of invented words for every emotion we might all experience but don’t yet have a word for.
GREG RAKOZY BRADEN COLLUM

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