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http://www.koreus.com/video/tsunami-japon-interieur-voiture.html

this guy is just driving around in his car, and his dashboard cam catches a first hand account of the tsunami disaster. Everything happens so suddenly, really crazy to watch.

gives you some disturbing insight on what it mustve been like.
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Why do people want to see things like this? Let's all take a gander at the suffering of other people, sounds like a great time to appreciate how fortunate I am in the face of their horror?

It's disgusting.
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Why do people want to see things like this? Let's all take a gander at the suffering of other people, sounds like a great time to appreciate how fortunate I am in the face of their horror?

It's disgusting.


Whether or not it's disgusting it's natural for people to be fascinated.
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Why do people want to see things like this? Let's all take a gander at the suffering of other people, sounds like a great time to appreciate how fortunate I am in the face of their horror?

It's disgusting.

Why would you want to see a tragic play? Or listen to a sad song? Or watch a drama?


It's just the basic human curiosity into the opposite side of the emotional spectrum. It's not that people LOVE watching tragedy, and destruction, but it's something that most of us will never really experience, or know, and it gives an insight into it.


I'm not saying I love it, or enjoy it, per se, but it's a pretty basic human fascination we all have, in varying degrees.
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Lol at the guy in the beginning running back to close the door of his car

I know I shouldn't be laughing, but I find that being able to actually TURN AROUND to close your car door when a tsunami is coming hilarious.

EDIT: also, there's nothing disgusting about the video, there's a bunch of water, cars and junk and nothing more.
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Whether or not it's disgusting it's natural for people to be fascinated.

Maybe I'm just a freak of nature, but I don't find other people's suffering fascinating. Again, I wasn't attacking anyone with my first statement, I just don't understand that mindset.
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Why do people want to see things like this? Let's all take a gander at the suffering of other people, sounds like a great time to appreciate how fortunate I am in the face of their horror?

It's disgusting.

It's not that

It's just fascinating to try and grasp what it must be like to be in such a situation, but naturally, you wouldn't actually want to be.
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Why do people want to see things like this? Let's all take a gander at the suffering of other people, sounds like a great time to appreciate how fortunate I am in the face of their horror?

It's disgusting.


Quit being such a hippy. Yes, this makes us appreciate how fortunate we are. What's so wrong about that?
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Why do people want to see things like this? Let's all take a gander at the suffering of other people, sounds like a great time to appreciate how fortunate I am in the face of their horror?

It's disgusting.


Shut up, nobody here's watching it for the thrill of it are they?

Its scary though just how little time you have to escape. Once the water surrounds the car you can't open the doors...
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Quit being such a hippy. Yes, this makes us appreciate how fortunate we are. What's so wrong about that?

I'm a hippie because I don't like to see natural disasters take people out?

Alrighty

I didn't say there was anything inherently wrong with it, either. I said that, to me, it's a repulsive idea. That's just my opinion.

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Kiss my ass. I think it's shameful. You don't have to agree, and frankly, I don't care if you do or not.
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Maybe I'm just a freak of nature, but I don't find other people's suffering fascinating. Again, I wasn't attacking anyone with my first statement, I just don't understand that mindset.

People are not watching it for the suffering. People are watching it because it was a freak natural occurrence in such a great magnitude that it would be a spectacle to witness.
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People are not watching it for the suffering. People are watching it because it was a freak natural occurrence in such a great magnitude that it would be a spectacle to witness.

And that's totally understandable, but I doubt that's why the majority of people are watching it.

I don't know, to me it just seems like a shame to marvel at something that killed so many people.
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And that's totally understandable, but I doubt that's why the majority of people are watching it.

I don't know, to me it just seems like a shame to marvel at something that killed so many people.


1. I doubt very many people watching the video are finding joy in the suffering, most of them probably are watching it for the reasons I stated.

2. Marveling at something doesn't imply positive feelings towards it.
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1. I doubt very many people watching the video are finding joy in the suffering, most of them probably are watching it for the reasons I stated.

2. Marveling at something doesn't imply positive feelings towards it.

1. I'm sure there are some, but I may have overstated with a generalization.
2. Then why watch it at the expense of peoples' suffering? Go marvel at programs that show natural disasters like this and spectacles of nature that don't involve thousands of deaths. Discovery Channel is a good place to start for marveling at nature.
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And that's totally understandable, but I doubt that's why the majority of people are watching it.

I don't know, to me it just seems like a shame to marvel at something that killed so many people.


If we were watching it because it killed people we'd be looking up gore and snuff films instead. We're watching this because it's incredible. Incredible not inherently being a good thing of course.
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If we were watching it because it killed people we'd be looking up gore and snuff films instead. We're watching this because it's incredible. Incredible not inherently being a good thing of course.

I can see that, and I'm not arguing that reasoning. I'm just saying that to me it's not something I'd find amazing as much as horrid.

I understand mortality, and I just don't find a need to gawk at it like that. Again, that's just me, apparently.
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It's more about seeing it from a first person view, yeh there was plenty of pictures and news coverage, but nothing i saw from a person on the ground.

It's one thing seeing arial shots, it's another to see it that close.

It's akin to watching documentaries about murderers, i personally don't like those programs, but lots of others do.
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1. I'm sure there are some, but I may have overstated with a generalization.
2. Then why watch it at the expense of peoples' suffering? Go marvel at programs that show natural disasters like this and spectacles of nature that don't involve thousands of deaths. Discovery Channel is a good place to start for marveling at nature.


You're being way too oversensitive, have you even seen the video? It's just a bunch of water flooding in and everyone's cars start floating.
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Let's say you were the guy who got out of the car and ran. Would you be able to outrun it until you got to a safe spot? It looked as if it was traveling kind of slowly but I bet that's misleading.


It wasn't travelling that fast, but it was everywhere, and getting deeper very quickly. Within minutes it was picking up trucks and sending them backwards down the road at 20mph. You'd have to run to the closest high place to survive it I guess. There looked to be a few buildings around he could have got to.

That is pretty terrifying though. That scene with the abandoned car with a smashed window was kinda haunting.
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Why do people want to see things like this? Let's all take a gander at the suffering of other people, sounds like a great time to appreciate how fortunate I am in the face of their horror?

It's disgusting.
Because it puts a human element into a tragic story? Because it illuminates the suffering of the people and allows us to feel more empathy towards them? It keeps them from just being a statistic?
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And that's totally understandable, but I doubt that's why the majority of people are watching it.

I don't know, to me it just seems like a shame to marvel at something that killed so many people.


The fact that nature has killed so many people in one go is cause to marvel.
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