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January 21, 2013


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Why do we have some morbid curiosity for sickening things?

everfae Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
The severity of something you see can range from simply disgusting to outright horrid, sickening and extremely shocking.

I'm talking about when humans are in horrible situations - from somebody doing something disgusting in front of the camera (I'm sure you can figure out my reference) to a film of somebody actually losing their life or having serious harm inflicted on them where it causes them and those around them pain.

Why does it seem like people like to share sickening videos, even be entertained by it, like some sort of extreme version of 'You've Been Framed' ?
Of course I understand these extreme videos are shocking, not something you'll see in everyday life which sparks some sort of curiosity for them.. to watch them..
but why are we curious? why do people have this curiosity to be shocked and grossed out, rather than the more logical reaction of being disgusted and not watching or sharing anything of the sort?
Just writing this makes me angry. I'm not angry at any individual or human kind, just angry because I can't understand where this curiosity comes from..


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Lifh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
It depends on what you are talking about. If you are refering to things such as violent movies or video games, then - Most people can decern reality and fantasy. People who watch and enjoy horror movies are games are not sadists. They know it is fake and do not enjoy seeing real life sitiuations of violence happen to other people or them. If you have such a huge problem with it, then the ratings are there for a reason. Personally, I know it best to expose your children to these things early. I've been watching horror movies since I was six. I am now 17 and I am a pacifist. I love violent video games and horror movies though. I know its not real. I haven't seen a scary movie that actually scared me, unless if your talking about "jump" scares, like the ones you see on YouTube.
CrimeRoyale Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional
... Welcome to humanity?
CopaceticChaos Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
fantasylover103 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Some people are just plain curious,which is fine, it's Pandora's fault for that.

Some people are just mentally insane, cursed, and sickened to the point of breaking madness.

It's just how people are raised and created.
MunkiiC Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Its odd. Just a part of us. Consider gladiator arenas, or how a family would all hop in their horse drawn wagon and leave early in the morning so they could get to town in time to see some dude get hung in the square.
I dont think its a new behavior, it just manifests differently now than it did in other periods of time.
It must be a way of making peace with one's own life(?)or unavoidable death... like a 'there but by the grace of god go I" kind of thing.
Or "better him than me."

Im getting my fix
from the old samurai flicks.
and kung fu movies.

(woah, that was almost a haiku!)
everfae Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I agree that it's definitely not new! I'm glad you referenced back to the Gladiators. Makes me think of common public beheadings and hangings centuries back too.

(well done, heh!)
Bumsy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
This morning I Googled "prolapsed uterus." Now I know what it looks like. There were even photos of animals with it.
everfae Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Oh wow, that's something I wouldn't like to google!
neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stop judging me for poking shit :crying:

But seriously, nfi.
everfae Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Btw, I'm not judging you! :)
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