- Nov 8, 2021
A Cure For Weltschmerz
“Weltschmerz.” That’s a German term that’s been adopted and used frequently by English-speaking journalists. It literally means “world pain”- a sadness at the suffering and evil around us and, I’ll add, a despair that comes from the inability to “fix” it. Over the last couple of years, the news of the day has frequently been so crushing in its weight on mind, body and spirit, that it almost takes one’s breath away. My wife Marion and I moved from the U.S. to Britain in 2018.