Tiffany Watt Smith is a historian who studies emotions and how they effect how we feel. And how those emotions have changed over time in response to new expectations and ideas. Fascinating!

Take nostalgia, for instance: first defined in 1688 as an illness and considered deadly, today it’s seen as a much less serious affliction.

Tiffany Watt Smith

In this fascinating TED Talk about the history of emotions we learn about how language used to describe how we feel continues to evolve.


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