Modern society has this peculiar fascination with peering into other peoples lives. Tabloids, gossip sites, and reality television seem to have this power to draw in countless curious viewers and readers. Many are interested in finding out about the latest scandal or breakup occurring in your typical celebrity’s life. Despite the real pain and anguish these public figures have to cope with, people have no shame in eating it up. Even the nightly news contributes in some degree to this in their excessive coverage of the hottest stories on the latest tragedy or natural disaster.
There is indeed a strange fascination that can be found in viewing the downfall of others. You might feel a sense of sympathy as you try to relate with the pain of the victim. You might get a sense of relief as you find comfort knowing that you’re not in that same situation. You may even feel some form of elitism as you judge the victim for falling into that situation, perhaps even pridefully proposing that you wouldn’t fail if it were you in the same scenario. Continue reading “Morbid Curiousity – “Flowers of Evil””