Life, for the most part, is difficult and unfair. The majority of people on the planet live in poverty and know suffering in a way that you or I couldn’t imagine (regardless of whether or not we’ve seen Slumdog Millionaire), but even for those of us who live in the United States of America, a lot of our privileged time is still spent coping with the unwelcome surprises and minor (sometimes major) pains of an indifferent universe. In the words of Vince Offer, “life’s hard enough as it is, you don’t want to cry anymore.” So, you plow ahead and distract yourself from morbid thoughts of mortality and the disappointment of your failed dreams. Maybe you take up a hobby, or you make sure that the family has dinner together at the dining room table five nights a week. And maybe you record an a-capella rendition of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s “Maps” and post a video of yourself in drag performing it in your living room on YouTube.
Whatever it takes to get through the day.