For entertainment, we prefer a pretty woman to terrorize, assault, murder and dismember in the first two minutes of every police and detective cum forensics investigation show. When the show’s over, we get the real thing on the news.
In our current mass psychosis, others have defined for us what it means to have this experience—being here and now—and we believe it. No questions asked, or at least very few. The truth is, we don’t know. We don’t know completely what it means to have this life experience until we live it ourselves. Why accept a definition of it handed down to us from other people, many who obviously got it wrong?