Schadenfreude is something that is seen everywhere around the world today. The word means that someone takes pleasure in the misfortune of someone else, being it a stranger, friend or family member.
Why have people gotten so that they enjoy the misfortune of others?
You see and read about this everyday and no one seems to notice until it has taken on a large scale or they are made aware of it through some internet platform. I see this almost every day on the street were someone is making fun of the other persons bad luck or situation and the one laughing at the person never really thinks about the damage – being it physical or mental that they are causing or inflicting on the other person.
Schadensfreude seems to have turned into a sort of game amongst younger people inflicting humiliation and mental pain on other people. The ones doing the mobbing feel cool and think “ wow, I’m great” – but have they ever thought about how they would react if they were the victim of schadensfreude? I bet not!!
Where is society going when that is what people do for fun all the time? A sad day for mankind and how people behave – It seems that respect and being polite to each other have been flushed down the toilet.
It seems to me the people who enjoy schadenfreude are the ones who have the real problem and don’t know how to deal with their problems, so they think “hey, I’ll make someone else’s life miserable or I will enjoy that they are having a bad time and can rub their nose in it.” What jerks those people are!
People should try to have a day were they could be nice to everyone and not be happy that the other person is having a bad time and maybe their lives would be better too because there isn’t any schadenfreude.