One of my favorite demotivational posters from the folks at despair.com depicts a sinking ship with the phrase:
It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.
Need more proof?
“All I want is a little more than I’ll ever get.”
“My life has a superb cast, but I can’t figure out the plot.”
“Appreciate me now and avoid the rush.”
“I feel much better, now that I’ve given up hope.”
“If you’re careful enough, nothing bad or good will ever happen to you.”
“In order to discover who you are, first learn who everybody else is – and you’re what’s left.”
“Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules.”
“We owe it to our past futile sacrifices to continue making further futile sacrifices.”
“Isn’t there some way to get the wisdom of hindsight in advance?”
“If I can survive death, I can probably survive anything.”