Posted: Oct 30, 2014 8:56 pm
by Adco
Why do we need this drama? TV shows like Criminals Minds and Chicago Fire? To name but a few of the shows that are becoming so dramatic in nature. Do we need to "see" and "live" this on demand? What drives this need? Somewhere there is an evolutionary mechanism driving this need. I want to understand it and try and come to terms with it.

My partner thrives on it. I can't handle it. I don't need to see people being mutilated and their body parts sold over the Internet. Why drives us to watch this kind of crap? I know it is a personal choice but I am more interested in the psychology behind it.

It is similar to watching wrestling. I used to watch WWF until it got to the stage where the bosses were marrying and sleeping with their in-laws, aunties and grannies. Is that crap still on?

Where the fuck are we heading when we need such drama to make us fall asleep? It seems that we allow ourselves to be numbed so that we can fit into everyday life and still remain sane.