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Goto next slide#3: Schadenfreude

Definition:

enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others

Example:

"Although I know the schadenfreude of reading a lottery winner's tale of woe, I want to share a more positive perspective." – post on GetRichSlowly.org, September 4, 2011

About the Word:

The German Schaden means "damage"; Freude means "joy." As the Schadenfreude song from Avenue Q puts it: "And when I see how sad you are / It sort of makes me... / Happy!"

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