Should we feel bad about feeling schadenfreude?


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/15/should-we-feel-bad-about-feeli.html


#2

Should I feel good about someone feeling bad about feeling schadenfreude?


#3

Hah, no. Never!


#4

Should we feel bad about feeling schadenfreude?
Should? No.
Could?. No.
Would? Still no.


#5

In a word?

#Nope.


#6

You’re conflating German phrases:
“Schadenfreude”: yes-- you should feel like a jerk for taking pleasure that someone is suffering
"Leider Geil": nope, you may take pleasure in the fact that although someone may unfortunately be suffering, the thing that caused it was pretty fricken awesome. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=leider%20geil


#7

Yes, absolutely. Taking joy in the suffering of others is not good.

Also not everything is about POTUS Trump.


#8

It’s an excuse to eat pie. How could it be bad?


#9

Schaden, I think, means shameful. So yes, you should feel terrible, otherwise it’s just ordinary joy.


#10

I’ll enjoy my scooten froody anyway I please


#11

Just think of it as follows:

Schadenfreude: “damage pleasure”, or gloating.

Leider geil: “Unfortunately cool”, or guilty pleasure.

EDIT: “Leider Geil” didn’t get traction until Deichkind made this song: https://youtu.be/ZPJlyRv_IGI


#12

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