That lovely German word ‘schadenfreude’ describes the pleasure that one gets in witnessing another person’s misfortune. While we don’t necessarily condone this slightly evil feeling, it can be useful in putting one’s own struggles into perspective.
For instance, it’s Monday. You didn’t get much sleep, the car won’t start and you’re late for work. What a terrible day you’re having! It’s easy to feel grumpy and full of self-pity, you might even bring the people around you down as well, with your crappy mood.
However, one look at this list, compiled by Bored Panda, will immediately make you realize how much worse things can be. These people are having a really bad day, and it’s sure to be worse than yours!
Scroll down below for your Monday dose of schadenfreude for yourself, and sure your own stories in the comments!