That's the feeling I encounter as New York Magazine suggests that I read "10 Extremely Precise Words for Emotions You Didn’t Even Know You Had."
This is an article from last June, so why mention it now? It popped up as related when I was reading something else, something new, in the "Science of Us" section.
But it was freaky because only a couple hours earlier I had an experience that caused me to think about this very subject — a particular emotion that could do with a word.
What was the experience? A song comes on the car radio — it was Ringo Starr singing "It Don't Come Easy" — and my immediate instinct was to change the station, but because Meade immediately began singing along, my original instinct was overridden. My mild inconsequential distaste for the song gave way to my awareness that Meade must be enjoying the song. I was thinking of how often we have these slight inclinations that get tipped the other way by sensing that someone else has a preference, perhaps only an exquisitely slight one, and I thought that if there were a word that expressed that experience, we might notice it quite a bit and benefit by the heightened awareness.
Now, I'm thinking we need a word for the feeling that if there were a word for a specific feeling it would enhance our existence.