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I Wonder Why Some Take Joy In Others Suffering

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    Schadenfreude

    Scha·den·freu·de  /ˈʃɑdnˌfrɔɪdə/ Pronunciation[shahd-n-froi-duh] satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune. [Origin: 1890–95; < G, equiv. to Schaden harm + Freude joy] Dictionary.com Unabridged...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 1, 2007

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    I Wonder Why Some Take Joy In Others Suffering....

    I wonder why some people take joy in others suffering, it really doesn't make any sense to me, it is like someone takes joy in someone else's pain, and that is really ****** up beyond words. I hate when people are like that. It is like they think that someone's pain and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 18, 2009

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    Strange

    I wonder why some people are entertained by the shortcomings of others.  I think it's insecurity.  They are unsatisfied with their lives in some way.  Though not the way that they laugh at the other person about.  That's not THEIR problem and since it's not it...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 13 Responses Jun 28, 2007

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    They Laugh While We Cry

    The Harsh words The mean voices Sting me like Bullets They laugh at me They tease me for Reasons i dont see I Caint ask them why they do this to me Because if i try I Might as well die For they are met with Things that are worse Yet, The insalts get More and more intense I Caint...
    PainistheGame PainistheGame 16-17, F Nov 20, 2012

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    I Wonder Why

    I wonder why,Some people,Take joy,In others suffering,It's not on,Can't stand it,Wish it would stop.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jun 30, 2012

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    Everybody Does It At Some Point

    Imagine you drive in your car and some stupid guy tries to race you and then laughs at you cuz your car isnt' as good as his. Then all of the sudden he gets a flat tire and has to pull over, of cource you'd laugh would't you?
    GrueneRose GrueneRose 22-25 1 Response Jul 3, 2007

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    Others

    I care about other people. I can't understand people being mean to others and enjoying it. It really hurts me that this happens. I am a firm beliver in the saying ( What goes Around Comes Around )
    countryboy52 countryboy52 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    I Really Do Wonder Why...

    I really do wonder why some people get amussment, and joy in others suffering. Why somreone thrives on someone hurting, or going through a hard time. It just ****** me off. I mean, how would they feel if other thought of their suffering, and pain as funny. It just makes me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 12, 2009

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    I Hate It

    It really agitates me. It's actually (& unfortunately) very, very common, more common than some people might realize. The following is quite upsetting, so, if you get upset easily (like me, actually) I would ask you don't read this, but, this is just for some examples...
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 8, 2007

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    I Seriously Do Not Understand.

    I often think the violence that is shown in TV is exaggerated. I don't find spiteful "jokes" funny. I can't watch when someone crashes when skating and breaks bones or twists limbs. It feels physically bad in my body. Mental violence is the same. I don't...
    Foxaroo Foxaroo 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    What Happened to Respect?

    There are different ways of making people suffer. Sometimes it is a direct assault, where you aim comments and snide remarks at them. Sometimes you undermine someone's sense of self, not by insulting them, but by doing those little things that don't matter one at a time, but when...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 3, 2008

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    Why?

    Why do others get their thrills from other's suffering? Why are there mean people in the world? Why can't others take those who are different and accept us as we are? Why is there so much selfishness? Why do some people think they are better than everyone else? Please tell me...
    Jeanieb Jeanieb 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2007

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    "Title"

    i think we all know WHY. we just know its unfair and no one likes it.
    only1 only1 16-18, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2008

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    I Never Listened Much to Sarah Palin..........

     But today I heard her say............  "only dead fish follow the stream"    That really made sense to me.   It's too true, here on this site as well as in life !  
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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