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Exploring Schadenfreude

Exploring Schadenfreude

Ria Kolli

April 12, 2018


Filed under Breaking it Down, OPINION

chadenfreude, the derivation of pleasure from the misfortune of others, is embedded in human culture. The term arose from the two German words, “schaden” and “freude,” which translate to malice and joy respectively. People laugh at videos depicting others falling down and getting injured. Friends te...