We give a lot of lip service to our love of the American Dream. Work hard and become a success. Always back the underdog. Work hard and retire. Nose to the grind stone and all that happy crappy.
That is what we say with in public when all of god and creation can here us. But when we get home and close those doors. Deep in our conscious mind we don't buy that monkey toss we are spilling with our pie holes. Oh no.
When someone gets "to big for your britches" we feel it is time to take ya down. Almost our responsibility to knock their dick in the dirt. And just how far and hard your fall will be is in direct proportion with how high you climbed.
One thing ya got to give the Germans. They admit it and embrace it to the point they came up with the word schadenfreude. Websters gives the definition as: enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others. That level of honesty I can really get behind!