All those people in their cozy little apartments from CozyPlaces
n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.
Common usage – “New York and adjacent cities”
Contemporary usage – ‘adjacent’ as meaning close to but not exactly standard.
Example – “I don’t think of Soundgarden as heavy metal, but they are heavy metal adjacent.”
Desultory notes, as in:
Definition of desultory
1 : marked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose
a dragged-out ordeal of … desultory shopping —Herman Wouk
2 : not connected with the main subject desultory comments
3 : disappointing in progress, performance, or quality a desultory fifth place finish a desultory wine
Not as in:
Desultory was part of the first wave of Swedish death metal bands, alongside Entombed, Dismember, and others. Into Eternity, their Metal Blade debut following a lesser-known EP release, is standard for the genre, energetic and forceful, straddling the line between the more brutal American death style and the melodic Gothenburg variety.
TECHNOLOGY BIGOT –
tech·nol·o·gy big·ot \ tek-ˈnä-lə-jē bi-gət \
Definition of TECHNOLOGY BIGOT
An individual who believes that their particular approach to a technical problem is the only one.
Example of TECHNOLOGY BIGOT in a sentence
“I get it, you like Oracle databases. But do you ever ask yourself if you’re just another TECHNOLOGY BIGOT?”
In philosophy, anamnesis (/ˌænæmˈniːsɪs/; Ancient Greek: ἀνάμνησις) is a concept in Plato’s epistemological and psychological theory that he develops in his dialogues Meno and Phaedo, and alludes to in his Phaedrus.
It is the idea that humans possess knowledge from past incarnations and that learning consists of rediscovering that knowledge within us.