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Why people derive comfort from others misfortune?

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star gazing Profile
star gazing answered
Is it something called “schadenfreude”? Apparently that feeling comes from the situation subconsciously showing you that you’re not as much of a failure in life as the next person is (lack of better words, sorry).  

No one wants to admit feeling it, but it’s completely normal. But notice you wouldn’t laugh at a poor old man that fell and hurt himself, but for a younger guy that falls and will get up alright...it’s different. 

 However there’s a line between this and being a complete sadist: taking pleasure in that person’s suffering and not just their relatable situation

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Toni Pauze answered

I don't know anyone that gets pleasure from other people's misfortunes.

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