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What's the antonym for Schadenfreude?

I often like to watch the successful moments in the events of sportsmen and I take great pleasure in seeing them succeed so much. What is this called?

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  • Possible duplicate, but this title is much clearer than that.
    – Bravo
    May 28, 2012 at 6:53
  • Well I will use the word friend. Friends always share joy and misfortune. May 28, 2012 at 8:12

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This has been discussed at length here. The Buddist concept of Mudita comes close to describing the joy at others' success.

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It can be called symhedonia (sympathy for another's good fortune), sympathetic joy, or empathic joy. (The latter two terms yield many Google results.)

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