I would love to know but I think they are just looking for something to believe in
It comforts them...even if their rationale mind tells them otherwise...it's like that saying "follow your heart"...:)
Because its kind of hard to accept responsibility and put in the hard work to succeed.
Because many people need those outlets to deal with loss, devastation, depression. It gives hope to many... gives them a silver lining, so to speak.