I discovered this site a few weeks ago, and immediately loved it. It was beautiful! Such refreshing positivity! Such innocent, hopeful optimism!
But by now it’s kind of starting to make my teeth hurt.
Which, in turn, puts me in a bad mood.
And that got me thinking. Enough of this positivity. Enough of the inspiring photographs. Enough of this relentless use of the word ‘awesome,’ damn it.
It’s time for some schadenfreude.
(Schadenfreude, for those too nice to be familiar with the concept: it’s a noun (German, from Schaden damage + Freude joy) meaning enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others.)
I’d like to start a Daily Dose of Schadenfreude blog. It’d provide a daily heart-warming story of grievous misfortune, that’s all. Simple. Single-minded. Truly warm and fuzzy.
But I’ve googled it, and there doesn’t seem to be anything out there filling this need.
The closest thing I could find was this. (Which really depends on how generously you define ‘troubles.’)