On Tue, 2 Dec 1997, Ronald J. Bartle wrote: > I would suspect that a great many folks can relate almost intimatly to > this feeling you report. It would hardly be just homeless or psych. > consumers and similar that have this feeling. > > Ever heard of the German word "Weltschmerz?" > > - this is litterally translated world-pain.. and refers to the > _common_ 'pain' associated with living out the role of being a human > here in this uncomfortable - taxing - inhospitable and often unfriendly > world we ALL find ourselves in. Well I think it's more psychological than sociological for me. But I appreciate your way of putting it. :) Bruce.