What does a person gain from being distracted?
It is clear that able purveyors of distraction are often rewarded.
But the punter who buys into escapism is dealing with something different.
Those who observe in judgement are mainly massaging their own egos. If they are unconscious of what they are doing, how are they doing better than he or she who is distracted?
Compassion and respect for fellow humans can stretch a long way towards building trust, security and peace of mind.