Did people actually enjoy watching public deaths and torture? Have our minds changed with evolution?

I don't think that people would enjoy others suffering today - the gladiators, witches burned at the stake, beheadings, etc. Or are horror movies (in which people are tortured) an acceptable form of this? I don't enjoy watching others suffer, as people suffer in real life. How could this be entertaining? I hope I... show more I don't think that people would enjoy others suffering today - the gladiators, witches burned at the stake, beheadings, etc. Or are horror movies (in which people are tortured) an acceptable form of this? I don't enjoy watching others suffer, as people suffer in real life. How could this be entertaining? I hope I also speak for others. What does this say about our ancestors and those today who enjoy watching movies in which others suffer torture?
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