One of those blogs that get sporadically updated, or gets forgotten about, and whose author is not willing to take down just yet. Enjoy!
Thursday, January 31, 2013
from the people who brought us schadenfreude
Introducing fremdscham! I wasn't familiar with the word until today, but, oh man, have I felt it. Defined as "embarrassment felt on behalf of someone else (often someone so ignorant
to what they have done that they don’t know that they should be
embarrassed for themselves); vicarious embarrassment."
If you're somehow unfamiliar with experiencing fremdscham, just tune in to any reality TV show and that cringe-y, creepy, "oh, honey, don't do that" feeling is fremdscham.
I don't say this often, but thank you, Germany!