this is a problem ?
I didn't say it was a problem, just that it was the way things are...
Ive seen dead bodys both natural and when they`ve been torn apart in the flesh and not the nine o clock news .... I remember a particular occassion when i saw a non dead relative who had his jaw and face blown of with a .243 , he lived but it was worse gore than most of the images youd put on tv .
I wasn't trying to get into any "I've seen plenty of gore and you haven't seen as much" debate. It's irrelevant to the discussion. My point was that the majority of people have only seen death in a sanitized form... and I certainly don't count the members of these forums as "the majority of the people" with the unique experiences that the folks here have had.
why do you folks need to experience these things even via tv ?
whats to be gained ?
I think your commenting on something other than the need for your general population to be shocked ...
whats really missing ?
I really dont beleive people would be better of for seeing these things .
I don't think it is necessary
for everyone to see it either, but it might help some people understand more about the reality of the world around them.
Heck If I slaughtered a animal and harvested it`s meat , most of the people reading ths would squirm and not cope , and if they didnt know they`d enjoy the meal
That does remind me of an instance you may find amusing... including one of those people who didn't understand the realities of the world around them...
One year we sat down to dinner with a group and the main course was, ummmm... some "harvested and home butchered" meat. One young woman (who is no longer clueless) asked me for some more "meat juice" when I was filling her plate. I replied saying "more blood is a good way to stop anemia for women." She argued passionately that it was NOT blood... it was "meat juice!" After I regained my composure and most of the table caught their breath from uncontrollable laughter, I (with ample help from others... men and women alike) explained what "meat juice" really is! The revelation was a shock to the young woman, but she not only continued her meal, she had seconds and thirds!
Is that the point are too many living in fantasy land where everything is wrapped in plastic ....
The short answer is... yes.
or is it that theres a trivialising of death and loss , and if so , is shock the answer ?
wont that just contribute more ?
I must concur with metablade's response of:
"yes, yes... I don't know."