• KenzieB19 posted an update 6 years, 4 months ago

    Why do people read novels or watch TV? Why do people devote their whole life to writing novels or creating a TV experience? I guess in order to ponder the latter, I must answer the former. Why do people read books and watch movies numerous times until they memorize where every “the” is? Why do others love to toss themselves into a woeful storyline when they know it will end as tragically as it did before? Is it because humans love to be feel the adrenaline and emotions pumping through their being? Is that really it? I am doubtful of it. Maybe it is not because we want to feel hurt and happy and loved in a movie, maybe it’s not exactly about the emotions. Maybe why we throw ourselves into the storyline of someone’s life is to know that we aren’t alone in this vast thing called life. We want to know that we are not the only ones struggling with addiction, short temper, heartache, resentment, financial or family affairs. Therefore, I must come to the conclusion that we loved to be entertained by novels and television because we want to know that we aren’t alone. When we lose companionship, we lose hope.

    • As a dreamer, sometimes I like to live vicariously through the characters. Maybe they are more handsome than I, more talented and gifted, or more interesting triumphs/struggles. Sometimes I just want to pretend to be somebody else. As an artist, I imbibe on works of film/literature seeking inspiration. When I read/view something that riles up profundity, it spurs me on to greater work.