Topic: What emotion is this?

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What emotion is this?
24.01.2021 by KintsugiRain

I want to cry but im not sad, but i feel something missing like a crushing weight on me and thats whats bad.
Otherwise everything else is okay, but the weight hurts.

27.01.2021 by Milkbad

Possibly missing self-purpose or self-worth. Common during Coronavirus and is dying out as a possibility for most commonwealth as the future unfolds.

05.02.2021 by kaelin_aether

i believe that could also be described as depressed, the emotion not the mental illness


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