A fascinating cultural article that isn’t just about Japanese culture. They’re just an extreme case.
Tiny involuntary facial tics that can give away a person’s true emotions
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Involuntary Emotional Leakage
Tiny involuntary facial tics that betrays a person’s true emotions
High and Low Context Cultures
Cultures where context matters a lot or a little relative to what is said and/or done (Japan is high context)
[ pronounced hWIL ]
Welsh word to describe a feeling of exuberance and high spirits one might get at a party of anticipated gathering.
- From the TEDTalk below (at about 1:05), by Tiffany Watt Smith, which includes a bunch of emotions where there are no words in English, but which you may well have experienced, but never had one single word to describe them! Or which you may go out and try to see if you can conjure up the feeling from hints in its definition for where and/or under what conditions one might experience it.
This feeling is probably common enough you could remember this word through using it before some, if not many, parties, to describe how you might be feeling.
We look to technology, particularly high tech, for a lot of solutions these days. However, there are a lot of great “low tech” or simple solutions out there that we shouldn’t neglect scanning those opportunities for solutions, either. Same goes for simpler tech rather than more complicated and expensive tech. This podcast gives some excellent examples.