Life sucks, and then you die.
That's always been my motto, it cheers me up when I'm feeling down. I mean, life is shit for everyone yeah? Puts everything in perspective, keeps me from doing myself in.
I've been told that my cynicism drives people away but I couldn't care less. I know they suffer as much as I do and I hate being around people who are dishonest with themselves.
Anyway, yeah, thats been my motto. I liked saying it, people would tell me their problems and I'd try to cheer them up with "Hey man, life sucks, and then you die. So try to make the most of it.
" But no one ever really saw it from my perspective. They thought I was being insensitive and telling them to harden the fuck up.
Oh well, what are you gonna do? If they misunderstand me that's their own problem.
This is all irrelevant however, the reason I'm talking about my motto is because I've just now learned that I was wrong. So completely wrong.
It kind of sucks that it took getting hit by a car and smeared across the asphalt to learn the truth.
Life sucks, and then you *wait*.
And I've been waiting an awful long time.
EDIT: /u/raw_genesis did a [narration.](https://archive.org/details/LifeSucksAndThenYouDie)