John Koenig

John Koenig is a YouTuber, who aims to define neologisms for emotions that do not have a descriptive term. His channel and website, the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, includes verbal entries with paragraph-length descriptions and videos on YouTube for individual entries. The neologisms, while compl…






"We take it for granted that life moves forward. But you move as a rower moves, facing backwards—you can see where you've been, but not where you're going. And your boat is steered by a younger version of you. It's hard not to wonder what life would be like facing the other way…"

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