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Time:02:31 pm
schadenfreude: to derive pleasure from another's misfortune.

i know i shouldn't engage in this activity, but i do. and i like it. i'm working on just blocking those people from my mind completely so i don't have to wonder if they are doing well or not. shouldn't i just be happy for people? yes. but i am not a very nice person, as i have so often been told - by other not-so-nice people i might add, though i never told them so directly. i'm nicer than that, surprisingly.

instead, i engage quietly in schadenfreude.

i think people get what they have coming to them, which is why i often wonder what i have done to deserve the bad things that happen to me. ryan says that bad things just happen and that they are not punishments for some wrong i have committed, but sometimes i think i am being punished so others can engage in schadenfreude, too.
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Time:2006-08-11 09:34 pm (UTC)
I just realized English has no word for that. How interesting. The Norwegian word is "skadefryd", which is literally the same as schadenfreude. Damage glee? hmm! I would look it up to see if the Chinese have a word for it, but I need the English word for it in order to look it up so it's not happening tonight I guess. ;)
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