The meaning of the word schadenfreude is when we gain pleasure from viewing the pain of others. The direct translation of the word means ‘harm-joy’. Who among us is big enough to not laugh when something bad (but not terrible) happens to someone. For instance, I know this is a very old video, but I can’t resist laughing every time I see it. The first time I saw this, I was literally crying I was laughing so hard.
Why is it that we as humans often get a kick out of someone else’s misfortune? Does anyone know? I sure don’t, but I think Jim Gaffigan answered the question best in his comedic routine when he said, “No, but it’s delicious.”
Share your most delicious instance of schadenfreude below.