@Yael Tiferet@twitter And this is a textbook definition of Japanese Zen "wabi, sabi, aware, and yugen." http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/japanese-aesthetics/
"[The feels] are distinct from pre-internet emotions in that they are more like feelings for feelings' sake." I disagree. They may have found their perfect home on the internet, but their virtual intensity long predated the Beatles. It probably goes back to medieval nuns swooning for Jesus. They are so female.
And the cool thing is, there's a complete reprise in a woman's 40s. Insanely intense feelings for someone forbidden yet elusively attainable who is a really, really bad choice. I think you will find this in the life stories of Edith Wharton and, who was that anarchist, Emma Goldman.