Difference between revisions of "Awe"

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'''Awe''' is, in the words of an unknown smart person, "involuntary respect" - it is the condition of feeling overwhelmed by or filled with [[respect]], whether one intends to be or not.
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'''Awe''' is the condition of feeling overwhelmed by or filled with [[respect]], whether one intends to be or not.
  
 
We feel awe when we encounter [[beauty]], witness acts of great [[hero]]ism or self-sacrifice, or in religious contemplation.
 
We feel awe when we encounter [[beauty]], witness acts of great [[hero]]ism or self-sacrifice, or in religious contemplation.

Revision as of 16:50, 28 May 2007

Awe is the condition of feeling overwhelmed by or filled with respect, whether one intends to be or not.

We feel awe when we encounter beauty, witness acts of great heroism or self-sacrifice, or in religious contemplation.