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Feeling disoriented by the pandemic and everything else? It’s called «zozobra», and Mexican philosophers have some advice

Feeling disoriented by the pandemic and everything else? It’s called «zozobra», and Mexican philosophers have some advice

It’s always oddly satisfying to learn that there’s a word for a very specific feeling. Like: «the peculiar form of anxiety that comes from being unable to settle into a single point of view, leaving you with questions like: Is it a lovely autumn day, or an alarming moment of converging historical catastrophes?» That’s «zozobra», and as it turns out, Mexican intellectuals have given it a lot of thought over the past century.


From Weekly Filet ##325, in November 2020.

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