On Schadenfreude (was: Re: Láadan )
|From:||Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 2, 2002, 20:41|
> > I don't understand what you don't understand (sorry). Surely one can
>> feel just about any emotion (joy, anger, grief, contentment . . .)
>> for either a good reason or for a bad reason.
>How can one feel content for a bad reason? That's what I don't
>understand. I suppose "joy for a bad reason" would be like
Don't watch a lot of soap operas, do we? Beyond Schadenfreude and
revenge, there must be a gamut of similar emotions where the soap
opera bitch diva raises a provocative eyebrow and smiles/sneers at
the carnage she has wreaked. And why do maniacal villains chronically
cackle at their criminally destructive exploits?