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Germans have wonderful words, but they’re also completely bonkers

Ruinenwert is the concept that a building be designed such that if it eventually collapsed, it would leave behind aesthetically pleasing ruins that would last far longer without any maintenance at all. (Thanks Wikipedia) Schadenfreude is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. To wit: Philosopher and sociologist Theodor Adorno defined schadenfreude as “largely unanticipated […]


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