When it comes to offsetting the negativity of disgust, does pride really work just as well as serenity?
His new book is Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool.
I ask him where the hate bubbling beneath the surface comes from—a rage best exhibited by his serenity NOW!
1530s, of weather, 1590s, of persons, from Middle French sérénité, from Latin serenitatem (nominative serenitas) "clearness, serenity," from serenus (see serene). Earliest use (mid-15c.) was as a title of honor for kings, probably from the similar use of Latin serenitas, applied to Roman emperors, later popes.