Violent Behavior

The most violent thing we see is the nightly news. 

I personally quit watching the news years ago, because it was so bad. We know that there are terrible going on in the world, so why do we feel the need to watch them?  Do we get some perverse thrill from the misfortune of others? I am stunned at how our society seems to accept & even embrace violence so quickly. We watch movies about torture & killing, listen to music about gangs & killing, and no one seems to care. We romanticize gangsters, pirates & ninjas when in reality they were thugs, thieves & killers. Our kids dress up as these characters on Halloween & their parents never think about all of the violence associated with these characters.