“Furthermore, I don’t understand the worlds fascination with reality shows. Survivor, The Bachelor, Murder in Small Town X, Faking It, The Contender… it’s endless. Is life so boring that people need to watch the conjured up lives of others?“
It’s been said in a particular context, which is much graver than anything I will say here, but in general, even I have been wondering about people’s curiosity for others’ life for quite sometime. Did you say this is the quality only of the group of good-for-nothing-women who have nothing else to entertain themselves with? Sorry! You are dead wrong here. Take a sample across the ages, genders, social class or economic status and this curiosity is ubiquitous. Someone might feel prompted to explain it through some biological instinct of humans – I would not be surprised.
What drives this curiosity for others’ lives? Even when that other person’s life in no way affects the curious person’s life?
Why after all?