Such a train wreck!

Why is it that we love to see train wrecks? I’m not talking about ACTUAL crashes. I mean things like “The Bachelorette,” Tom Brady’s marriage, politicians on the debate stage. Each of those, and there are a million more, are part of pop culture for one reason only: they’re train wrecks and so often we can’t look away.

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My best guess is that we’re attracted to these dramatic situations because of the following:


This post was originally going to be about music, oddly enough. There are a couple of songs I’ve listened to recently that include the train wreck phenomenon in the lyrics. One is by rapper NF. The other is by the band Needtobreathe. Listen and see if you can pick out the train wreck lyrics…


If you have any insight or comments, chime in below. Thanks for dropping in…

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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