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Ruminations Over Underdogs Over Overdogs

October 7, 2011

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Every year during the baseball playoffs, my son and I debate what we enjoy more: 1. Cheering for our favorite team to win; or 2. Cheering for the New York Yankees to lose. The Germans have a word, shadenfreude, which means taking delight in the misfortunes of others.  Many philosophers consider feelings of shadenfreude to […]