Sonder | The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrow

sonder /SAHN-der/

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

From The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, a compendium of made-up words written by John Koenig. Each original definition aims to fill a hole in the language, to give a name to an emotion we all feel but don’t have a word for.