Re: genetic unselfishness

From: Emlyn (
Date: Sun Jan 30 2000 - 22:24:50 MST

> >> The Germans have a useful word
> >>I coin a term for the
> >>pleasure we receive in *hearing about* the misfortunes of others, at
> >>length: Scheherazadenfreude.

Just to be pendantic, wouldn't this be the pleasure we receive in telling
the misfortunes of others at great length?

(The pleasure I receive in nitpicking points in stories about the misery of

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