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on vergangenheitbewältigung [Sep. 21st, 2006|07:57 pm]
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I learned a new word today: vergangenheitbewältigung. It's a german word that means "coming to terms with the past" and as far as I can tell it's of the form "I used to be a Nazi. What's up with that!?" But that's a very useful word, indeed.

[User Picture]From: saffroncisco
2006-09-22 08:19 am (UTC)
That totally leaves schadenfreude in the dust.
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[User Picture]From: minimo
2006-09-22 05:24 pm (UTC)
But have you heard Shadenpersion?
(You have to know what compersion is first)
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[User Picture]From: saffroncisco
2006-09-22 05:58 pm (UTC)
So funny you should say that... In your Baby Duck comment yesterday, you mentioned limerence, which was a new one on me. I had to go Wikipedia it. It's a very cool concept.

I was planning to leave you a reply comment to confess my ignorance, and I was going to end with something pithy like, "Here I thought I was all clever because I knew what compersion was." :)

But no, hadn't heard of Schadenpersion before. But I love it. :)
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[User Picture]From: minimo
2006-09-22 06:18 pm (UTC)
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