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What can make a person feel both happy and sad at the same time?

A husband and wife were sitting watching a TV program about psychology and explaining the phenomenon of "mixed emotions".  The husband turned to his wife and said, "That is a bunch of crap. I bet you can't tell me anything that will make me happy and sad at the same time”.

She said: "Out of all your friends, you have the biggest dick."

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The ending of a good story is the most common example that everyone must have felt

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The emotion you are referring to with the title is called Ambivalence and its usually associated with things like nostalgia where you remember a good time in your life and the memory makes you happy but at the same time you are confronted with the fact that whatever time you are remembering is in your past and thus now un obtainable and that makes you sad. Or lets say your watching a show that at face value is happy but has a really dark and depressing backstory. And to add on to that the wacky cartoon fantasy setting makes you nostalgic about your childhood and boom Ambivalence. I just described adventure time it's pro grade ambivalence fuel.

Nostalgia is not what it used to be ;)

Tell me more about this "Adventure Time"

warrior(1854) Disputed
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Adventure Time is a show on Cartoon Network that at first glance looks like any other kids cartoon but as you learn more about the story and the history of the world the show is set in called OOO you find it's actually quite dark and depressing so you have a happy show about a boy (the last human) and his intelligent sentient shape shifting dog going on adventures and meeting weird and cartoony characters and everything on the surface is happy and childish but as you learn more and more about the plot you find out how deep the show actually is. If you can look past the kid dish stuff you'll find a really good and strangely addicting show. Ill link a video explaining this better in a little bit can't now though

warrior(1854) Disputed
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Here is the link this guy explains it a bit clearer than I can. If your still interested in the show.

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Seeing your pet in pain through brutally being tortured, and him finally passing away the relief of him being out of the pain whilst the sadness of him no longer existing occurs.

When you feed off of misery, but the misery is coming from someone you consider yourself close with, so you are conflicted because you don't want to enjoy their pain.

Ex. I love seeing people sad because, as I said before, my happiness grows stronger as everyone else's' dwindles. A close pal of mine was heart broken over the loss of her Dog, and as she confided in me I was forced to suppress the overwhelming joy I had, that there was a person in tears around me, because the person in tears would not be too comfortable around me enjoying that.

I also loved your example, but I think I would have just been happy.

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