Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse whereby one is manipulated by someone else into doubting their own sanity. It comes from the 1944 film Gaslight where a man psychologically manipulates his wife into believing that she is going insane. I came across it by watching hours of Among Us streams, and I thought it was the perfect word for the reality we are all currently living in. Gaslighting and doomscrolling: two words I wish I never learned in 2020.