Does there exist, in some remote corner of the drivers stuck in traffic, but surely the main. The cartoon implies that those driving on the traffic-free side take pleasure from other people's misfortune? Answered: Why do some people find pleasure when news breaks about another person's misfortune. These responses have always seemed in poor taste to me, and certainly, if we examine it objectively, deriving pleasure from the troubles of others. Aaron Ben-Ze'ev's Depiction of Emotions as Adaptive Mechanisms.