as in “despite all reasons not to.”
I read about a survey a few months back that revealed that a significant number of people loved celebrity gossip because they liked seeing celebrities brought down a few notches – it made them feel better about themselves.
On the positive side (you know me, of course there’s a positive side) the number was only about 20%. That means 80% of us don’t routinely take pleasure in other people’s failures. Good for us!
It’s just that the other 20% is so vocal in their bitching and moaning that it makes them seem like the majority. But they aren’t. Remember that when the clouds start to roll in.