I believe that everyone needs to be frightened or shocked on a regular basis. Our society revels in complacancy, it is almost a disease. There is little or no diversity in our population, although we are multicultural, and there are very few hardships in our lives. Be strange, don't walk behind the flock, bleating in the same chorus as all who've come before you and all who'll come after. Be a non-conformist. Don't be afraid to stand out just for the heck of it, because eventually you will have to stand out or stand up for something important, and wouldn't you rather already be used to the feeling?