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The Gift that was Ever Given (and keeps on giving) — the best story of all time)

The delicious guilty pleasure of being an onlooker over someone else’s misfortunes is called epicaricacy. The French call it joie maligne: the joy in other people’s suffering. It’s a national sport in the UK, but actually, it’s a human condition. Mistakes make us human, they knock heroes off pedestals, and it’s just so refreshing to be reminded that…




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