Tip: check treadmill carefully before commencing run

"I'm an ex-athlete myself." Previously.

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  1. IMB says:

    No one gives a crap that that guy slammed his head. I wonder if this is a routine thing at the gym.

  2. With Shadenfreude, you don't feel bad about yourself. Maybe with shadenfreudesschuld, you'd feel bad.

  3. It's interesting - in the everyday anglophone use of the word, I've always felt that the guilt or self-disgust was implied, even though, as you say, this isn't true to the exact meaning in the German. I wonder if this says anything about the respective cultures?

    But of course, you've correctly caught me out. I hope you're happy.

  4. I never thought there was any guilt/self-disgust implied with schadenfreude... I always just used it as a term of taking pleasure in others' misfortune, period.

    Also: dude, who left the fucking treadmill going and walked away? If it was guy that smashed his face in, good, he deserved it. That is super dangerous. (If it wasn't him, I hope they yelled at whoever DID do it).

    (Edited to de-dude a bit)

  5. "As usual, the Germans have you covered."

    I think Shadenfreude is an inversion of that, where you don't feel bad about the happiness you feel over others' misfortune. Maybe this is a sub-species, or the German concept of feeling joy over others' misfortune is a much more subtle and developed part of life than we Ausländer can imagine in our hopeless, individual little universes of despair.

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