godin freude law


  1. To find out what other people are saying about you behind your back.
  2. To follow people you don’t particularly like, just to hope that they’ll mess up all over again.

The thing is, people have been talking about you behind your back your entire life. Hearing what they’re saying isn’t helpful.

And coming up with new ways to think less of others isn’t particularly useful either.

from Seth Godin‘s post: https://seths.blog/2019/01/instafreude/

aka (from positive twist.. as in instant freude/joy):

1\ be unoffendable

2\ love everybody always


add on to original post..

[Alert German speakers have pointed out that I’ve broken “schadenfreude” in half the wrong way, and it should be InstaSchaden but that doesn’t really roll off the tongue. Sorry for mangling it.]

keeping freude law for positive spin..


Schadenfreude (/ˈʃɑːdənfrɔɪdə/German: [ˈʃaːdn̩ˌfʁɔʏ̯də]lit. ‘harm-joy’) is the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another.

Schadenfreude is borrowed from German; it is a compound of Schaden, “damage, harm”, and Freude, “joy”.

Researchers have found that there are three driving forces behind schadenfreude: aggression (involves group identity via team), rivalry (individual dominates another), and justice (joy when others get busted)