It is so prevalent that there is a word for it in German. It's called Schadenfreude. Simply put, it's the pleasure derived from the misfortune of another person. Germans may have a word for it, but it's prevalent in the United Sates as well. Social scientists express that it may be common everywhere.
Today I talk about why it is occurs and how to make sure that you don't succumb to this common societal pressure.
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What You will learn in the episode
- Three reasons why people delight in the misfortune of others
- The negative consequences of falling into this societal pressure
- Steps to identifying this beahvior along with tips for combatting it
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