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Schadenfreude – From the German, Schaden (damage), and Freude (joy), it means the enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others. It is the easiest, and often the most fulfilling, enjoyment available. From the laughs generated by the clown slipping on the banana peel to the guilty viewing of “Cops” and other ‘caught on tape’ shows, shameful pleasure has been refined over the decades. (Source: BBC)