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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?

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


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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