I write to make sense of things that I don't understand.
Some human behaviors are confusing to me. I don't understand why people do the things that they do, and I figure it out by creating characters who realistically would do these things.
I don't understand cheaters, gamblers, drug abusers.
I don't get why people would join a cult or drink the poison punch.
I don't get the teenage kid who threw a frozen turkey off a bridge and into the windshield of a car. The driver had to have major surgeries for months to reconstruct basic facial features and bodily functions, and I don't get how the victim can forgive that teenager. Especially knowing the teen purchased the turkey on a stolen credit card. I don't get it. I'm incensed for the driver.
But my characters would figure it out.
They get it. They live it.
Why do you write?