overbrain: on time being merciless

I want in on the inventing-new-words business. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows does a great job describing feelings we never had words for. For example, sonder (n): the realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as you own. 

I need a word that describes the emotion associated with realizing that no matter how unbearable and cruel life becomes, time doesn’t halt. You never get a break from living on, you’re never spared the next minute even though you might be one-hundred percent convinced that you cannot go on. There is no way you are able to keep living, not because you’re suicidal but simply because you lack the ability to face another second passing. A subtle reminder that this universe isn’t about you and doesn’t revolve around you, but keeps on moving forward regardless of the petty events of your life.


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