Why do people turn on the news and watch as someone is beat to death or watch as some other tragic crap happens. Or watch about the latest murders happening. People live through this death. It does not touch them, they don't care.
They sit there and think, even my life isn't that bad. People die around us everyday, this is life. People feel better knowing their life isn't even half as bad. It makes them feel good. It's a boost to themselves. It's why they watch it, it's why they listen. It's why so many crave it.