Pathetic Image: Mr. Staalsø

Image: Mr. Staalsø

A couple of weeks at a dinner we had a discussion and the word pathetic was used and it stuck with me – actually it is an interesting word because the meaning and use have change over time. It origins from the ancient Greek patos used rhetorical to speak to the emotions meaning that you are solemn, emotional, worthy, exalted with patos, nowadays it is used when you show your emotions in a pitiful way putting yourself at display.