THE Germans, bless them, have a word for deriving pleasure from the misfortune of others: schadenfreude. Did you see that guy who crashed his Ferrari on Great Eastern Highway? It appears that several individuals were leaving a luxury car meet and some poor sod lost control of his Ferrari and crashed it into something immovable.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. In the Name of Love.
R ecently I went to my corner shop to buy some milk. I found myself pausing by the celebrity gossip magazines. There was the cellulite, the weight gained and lost, the bingo wings circled in red.
After having the issue taken away from them intheir schadenfreude has been epic. There was no shortage of schadenfreudewith Democrats joyfully noting just how dumb those silly, delusional Republicans were. Across the aisle, France's majority Socialist Party has restrained its schadenfreude.
Skip to search form Skip to main content. Malicious pleasure: schadenfreude at the suffering of another group. Study 1 showed that schadenfreude regarding a German loss in soccer was increased by interest in soccer and threats of Dutch inferiority.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'schadenfreude. Send us feedback. Schaeffer's acid.
The German language is often parodied for its love of mushing together a bunch of words to create one super-long one. The law it describes was repealed. On the flip-side, Germans are also good at something that involves a bit more brevity: summing up complex concepts and emotional states in just one word.
Mudita is word from Sanskrit and Pali that has no counterpart in English. It means sympathetic or unselfish joy, or joy in the good fortune of others. In Buddhism, mudita is significant as one of the Four Immeasurables Brahma-vihara. Defining mudita, we might consider its opposites.