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  • 00:45

    Schadenfreude ..the Dark Side of Human Nature

    in Psychology

    Many terms cannot be conveyed in English and the concept of Schadenfreude, now, if not a household word in English, is widely used in the English speaking world. 
    However the CONCEPT of Schadenfreude is misunderstood by all but those who have been raised in Germany,  who do know precisely what this term means. 
    English speaking people who are are not familiar with German culture who have been told that Schadenfreude simply means deriving pleasure from the misfortunes of others are mistaken.
    The concept of Schadenfreude is much more focused and precise than this. NOT that Germans or those familiar with German culture who may or may not speak German but who have lived in Germany or in some German community will know what the REAL meaning of this word is.
    NOT that the notion or pleasure of Schadenfreude is only something that German's feel. NO NO NO...any one from any culture living anywhere no matter what language they speak it is possible and does enjoy what I shall clue you all into what Schadenfreude is all about.
    This episode deals with the real concept of Schaenfreude that some people not many but some find most likely by accident that fills them with great pleasure as it gradually grabs hold of them.
    Fascinationg and as i said NOT unique whatsoever to the German mentality...it is universal...stick around, the topic for this show just might intrique you and shows a darker side of some people's personality. Very dark indeed.

  • 01:29

    EXCLUSIVE TO THE RIGHT OF US

    in Lifestyle

    A few days ago I was talking a women I know about our children returning from university for the summer. Our daughter is finishing her thesis but I thought it polite to ask if her son had found a summer job. Oh, she said, he's working for the (town unnamed) Golf and Country Club. It's VERY exclusive.  Imagine that; very exclusive.


    I realized I'm not polite- because my first impulse was to think she must be pulling my leg. But her expression revealed she was completely, competitively serious.   Graham you wouldn't think that way if you were a member! Wrong oh wrong. That shite was edcuated out of me when I was a boy; when I had the opportunity to be well schooled. Did you know, some people feel a deep need to display their wealth?  The germans called it schadenfreude- pleasure derived from other persons discomfort. I know we have to dumb it down quite a bit to grasp this process.  The ethos of the capitalist experiment of exploitation is one of ambition and goal directed accumulation of wealth. Modern work is not without criticism but it can be said, before the industrial revolution life was dire for more of us. Having a reliable source of drinking water and food is better than dying. Yet millions are dying while a fewe live lavish lifestyles. I'm not saying wealth isn't without purpose but it's out of control. Bragging about the exclusivity of life and displaying wealth is just tasteless.  There was a time in ancient Rome when hurbis- arrogance, self-importance, egotism-  was outlawed.  The world wide occupy movement voicing concerns about the gap between haves and have nots is today showing us what comes when we tolerate it. It might be an odd version of meritocracy but exclusive? If freemasonry was exclusive would it be of philosophy and ideas or wealth? 

  • 00:59

    Life's Issues Radio with Lloyd Rosen

    in Self Help

    Life's Issues Radio with Lloyd Rosen with his guest Richard Smith & Dean Roberts:


    Richard H. Smith, Ph. D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky (Ph.D. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). His research is on social emotions such as awe, envy, and schadenfreude. He has edited a volume on envy, Envy: Theory and Research, Oxford University Press, 2008, and has a recent book on schadenfreude, The Joy of Pain: Schadenfreude and the Dark Side of Human Nature, Oxford University Press, 2013


    Dean Roberts -  I was born in 1939 got kicked out of school at age 16 Was given an early discharge for the Navy in 20 got married at 22 and had two children within three years. Some time in my late 20s I started to read and study Marcus Aurelius book meditations and think and grow Rich by Napoleon hill When my parents retired from the family steel rule die business in 1976 we were doing around $100,000 a year in sales. By 1981 my company had become the largest manufacturer of diecut dollhouse kits in the world we were doing about $4 billion in sales with over 40 employees. I had the good fortune to attract some really great people that took full responsibility for all the day-to-day operations. This enabled me to travel study meditate exercise and play way too much tournament poker. So now in the final stage of my life I would like to share with younger people some of the useful things that I've learned over the years. My daughter son and grandson are operating the business today it's Greenleafdollhouses.com

  • 01:52

    Pulpit of Doom Podcast - End Of The Year 2014

    in Current Events

    The Pulpit of Doom Podcast is the official podcast of the Dreamin' Demon. It's 90 minutes of pure schadenfreude as Morbid, Jaded and Athena talk about the top 10 terrible stories featured on the site for the week. 

  • 01:33

    The Pulpit of Doom

    in Current Events

    The Pulpit of Doom Podcast is the official podcast of the Dreamin' Demon. It's 90 minutes of pure schadenfreude as Morbid, Jaded and Athena talk about the top 10 terrible stories featured on the site for the week. 

  • 00:44

    NFL as Roman Holiday

    in Sports

    Depth Perspective Session - Episode 41: host Matt Kelley @fantasy_masion goes in-depth on a single topic. 


    Remembering the Emmanuel Sanders hit and reviewing the reaction to the penalty. 


    Examining violence in sports and spectator schadenfreude.


    How to modify technique best practices in football.


    No advanced metrics were provided by PlayerProfiler.com.

  • 01:11

    Radio Free America - June 15, 2014

    in Politics

    A Discussion of Libertarian Politics in Delaware and Across the Nation, with a Little Bit of Music Thrown In, Just for Fun.


     


    Topics:


    Iraq


    Cantor


    IRS Emails


    Music:


    You Can't Save Me


    by Freeky Cleen


    We Go Down Fighting


    by The Suicide Denial


     


    Podsafe music courtesy of Music Alley


     


    Links:


    Nader Interview w/ Reason


    Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State


    Libertarian Party of Delaware


    Steve Newton for 22nd District


    Donate to the LPD


    Will's Facebook


    Jess' Facebook


    Legislative Links


    DE Legislators


    House


    Senate

  • 00:26

    SCHADENFREUDE Venus Unplugged Llorraine Neithardt

    in Self Help

    Llorraine Neithardt Psychic/Soul Mentor/Artist
     
    Llorraine Neithardt is an internationally recognized Jungian-inspired cultural visionary in private practice for 29 years. In this series she speaks extemporaneously on the archetypal theme of VENUS, creating a virtual Heartbreak Hotel – a place where the wounded heart finds inspiration to accept the task of becoming a wise heart.

  • 01:02

    Say Good-bye to Eric Cantor

    in Politics Progressive

    In a week that saw more outbreaks of domestic terrorism, school shootings, continued faux outrage at the Bergdahl release -- a ray of political good cheer: Eric Cantor lost his primary bid for re-election. MOMocrats Cynematic, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills are no fans of David Brat, the Tea Party free-market economics professor who defeated Cantor... but they can't help enjoying a small moment of schadenfreude over this development in this week's political discussion from the progressive point of view. Produced by Engender Media Group.

  • 01:36

    The Pulpit of Doom

    in Current Events

    The Pulpit of Doom Podcast is the official podcast of the Dreamin' Demon. It's 90 minutes of pure schadenfreude as Morbid, Jaded and Athena talk about the top 10 terrible stories featured on the site for the week. 

  • 01:34

    The Pulpit of Doom Podcast

    in Current Events

    The Pulpit of Doom Podcast is the official podcast of the Dreamin' Demon. It's 90 minutes of pure schadenfreude as Morbid, Jaded and Athena talk about the top 10 terrible stories featured on the site for the week.