posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 09:20 PM
It was hard to know which forum in which to post this, as it is a theory, based on observation of attitudes on a topic of interest in many of the
forums on this site.
We have all noticed how so many seem to expect the End of the World to happen any time now. There have been so many discussions on when and how this
There are often comments about how so many seem to have an affinity for doom porn. People are sometimes mocked for it. It is certainly strange how so
many find these topics interesting.
Then, one line in a TV show tonight made a lightbulb go off... for me anyway.
***SPOILER ALERT*** if you have not yet watched tonight's Fear the Walking Dead, don't ready anymore!
If you have not watched Fear the Walking Dead - there is a character named Nick, who is a heroin junky. Before the zombie apocalypse he dealt with the
horrors of addiction. He dealt with bouts of rehab in between periods of homelessness, facing dangers on the streets, struggles with his family, etc.
His character faces the zombie apocalypse with a different set of challenges than others might.
But after days clean, tonight he seemed to have a revelation. He told his mother he felt strange.
Then he said: "It's like I've been living this for a long time. And the world is finally catching up."
The world finally ended. In the show it is zombies, but they could be symbolic for almost any apocalyptic cause.
It made me think - Perhaps this is what drives the attraction to doom porn for so many. So many are struggling with the horrors of the world, either
directly or indirectly through the constant bombardment from the media of the horrors all over the world in so many forms. And we may not even
realize it, but we are probably all thinking that things can't possibly go on like this. We all struggle in our ways, even if not like a heroin
junky. We are already living in the "end", but it's like the world did not yet realize it has ended. The world did not catch up yet. Maybe deep
down in our minds, we keep waiting for that defining moment, when we can say that the world is finally catching up.
And if this is what drives the doom porn obsession, its really sad. Because I really believe there is so much good in the world. There is also so
much that is scary though. We just need to find a way to focus on the positive.