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Its pleasures and how we use other people's miseries to feel better about ourselves Written in an exploratory evocative form it weaves examples from literature philosophy film and music together with personal observation and historical and cultural analysis And in today's world of polarized politics twitter trolls and sidebars of shame it couldn't be timelier Engaging insightful and entertaining Schadenfreude makes the case for thinking afresh about the role this much maligned emotion plays in our lives perhaps even embracing. duuuulllllllll didn t finish last 30 pages Imagimorphia role this much maligned emotion plays in our lives perhaps even embracing. duuuulllllllll didn t finish last 30 pages

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Schadenfreude The Joy of Another's Misfortune

An entertaining and insightful exploration of schadenfreude the deliciously dark and complex joy we've all felt from time to time at news of others' misfortunes You might feel schadenfreude whenthe boss calls himself Head of Pubic Services on an important lettera cool guy swings back on his chair and it tips overa Celebrity Vegan is caught in the cheese aislean aggressive driver cuts you off and then gets pulled overyour co worker heats up fish in the microwave then gets food poisoningan urban unicyclist almost collides with a. A wondrous little assessment of a curious human condition I loved the historical and cultural placement alongside the reassurance that it isn t a modernsocial media thing heaps and heaps of references from ancient great thinkers to the bible As with many things in life empathy for the self and others is key Watt Smith finishes up her analysis by flipping the concept on its head and offering us the idea that Schadenfreude can actually be a positive cognitive process to work with And tips on how to do thisThe little anecdotes shared within this book provide handy little pearls of amusement that will have you thinking glad it s not just me and better yet at least I m not that bad

review Schadenfreude The Joy of Another's Misfortune

Parked carsomeone cuts the line for the ATM and then it swallows their cardyour effortlessly attractive friend gets dumpedWe all know the pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune The Germans named this furtive delight in another's failure schadenfreude from schaden damage and freude joy and it has perplexed philosophers and psychologists for centuries Why can it be so satisfying to witness another's distress And what if anything should we do about it Schadenfreude illuminates this hidden emotion inviting readers to reflect on. Some good logic and analysis here actual discussion and reasons around why it is human to find some passing joy in the brief misfortune of others as well as lots of entertaining examples Nowhere near as mean spirited as it might seem


10 thoughts on “Schadenfreude The Joy of Another's Misfortune

  1. says:

    I think that this book would have worked well either as a list of funny instances of schadenfreude schadenfreude gone wrong or as a serious philosophicalscientific examination of the subject As it is the book tries to do b

  2. says:

    I found parts of this book to be LOL funny The author takes a topic getting mirth from someone else's mishap The book dives into psychology literature etc as it examines the topic The reader may just find that it gives them a little perspective

  3. says:

    A wondrous little assessment of a curious human condition I loved the historical and cultural placement alongside the reassurance that it isn’t a modernsocial media thing heaps and heaps of references from anc

  4. says:

    Not as profound as the author's book on human emotions which can be read as a series of mini essays Being released just be

  5. says:

    Some good logic and analysis here actual discussion and reasons around why it is human to find some passing joy in the brief misfortune of others as well as lots of entertaining examples Nowhere near as mean spirited as it might seem

  6. says:

    A great little assessment of a curious psychological phenomenon I appreciated how the author broke down the chapters into categories that seem

  7. says:

    duuuulllllllll didn't finish last 30 pages

  8. says:

    A nice uick reading palate cleanser

  9. says:

    This year Tiffany Watt Smith's The Book of Human Emotions An Encyclopaedia of Feeling from Anger to Wanderlust wi

  10. says:

    This was one of my Daedalus books which means cheap and on it's way out It was written by a cultural historian who is British and published in 2014 I was curious I had heard the word before but wasn't too sure of the meaning I have been looking for uick and small books to read so here we are Schadenfreude is obviously a German word that those of us who use English have appropriated because there is no word in English uite eual to it Schaden

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