Why We Love Suspense

Millions of people don't like reading thrillers because they don't like to be scared. But many more millions love, abso-loot-ly love to be scared. Not just scared, but having the pants scared off them.

We'd have to see a shrink to fully understand why we love having our insides twisted and turned. And why we love escaping with our fictional characters into suspense filled plots and dark, spooky locations.

Why Do Humans Love To Be Scared?

Why do we humans love to be scared? Is it because we want to triumph over evil. Or possibly that delicious moment of catharsis, that release of strong emotions.

In our daily lives, most of us don't have a way to release that kind of emotion or to escape into that kind of world. It's not that we focus on releasing our pent up fears.

But when we get the chance, there's a tremendous and immediate benefit.  Hi Consumption says that ... "It’s lingering and pulse-pounding and it makes you feel alive. And feeling alive is good.“

We'd have to see a shrink to fully understand why we love having our insides twisted and turned. And why we love escaping with our fictional characters into suspense filled plots and dark, spooky locations.

For me, there is no other feeling like it! How about you?

 

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