Definition: Amae (Japanese)

Amae

[ pronounced aMAI ]

Japanese for a feeling of pleasure when you are temporarily hand over the safety of your life to someone else.

  • From the TEDTalk below (at about 11:25), 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.

 

You would need to really trust someone to do this, but it’s quite possible for many.

Definition: Socially Prescribed Perfectionism

Socially Prescribed Perfectionism

Perfectionistic motivations due to the fact that important people in one’s life expect one to be perfect.

  • Wikipedia

 

That’s not quite the definition I got from the TEDRadio Hour podcast episode below. It was more like

 

A definition of perfectionism people get from seeing others’ curated posts on social media.

 

That is, people selectively posts only what they want to tell about their lives, which is usually a vast imbalance of the good things, often exaggerated for falsified, and others who view enough of it start setting that amalgamation of all they see as their idea of a perfect life, as if someone had it and they didn’t, when even the truth is those who posted all that stuff don’t even have a life close to it. It’s a perfection that’s socially prescribed to them via social media.

 

 

Definition: Creative Trespassing

Creative Trespassing

Using creativity to get into, be in, spaces (positions and/or roles) people perceive you shouldn’t be.

 

That’s a paraphrasing from what I heard in this Good Life Project podcast episode. It’s something I do a LOT of in life! 🙂