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Life Is Hopeless

I came to a realisation about the apparent contradictions of the human psyche the other night - not a list of cynical observations, but more a dictation of our psychological tendencies as human beings. This is how I see things at this point in time, if you guys have any input I'd be interested to hear it.
1Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral

Nothing is ever as good as it seems.

Everything always seems better than it is.
Sound Awake

We never appreciate anything until it's gone

We always want more and we can never have enough.
5The Tallest Man On Earth
The Wild Hunt

We always want something we can never have.
6The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead

We spend our youth wanting to grow up and the rest of our life wishing we had our
life back.
7Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

All success is futile as it never brings the lasting fulfilment that we imagine.
8Smashing Pumpkins
Siamese Dream

We're never really listening, only waiting for our turn to speak (although this was
taken from Fight Club)
The Shape Of Punk To come

We are all victims of our own thoughts - seldom few are not.
OK Computer

All material things are transient, meaningless and bring no lasting happiness.
11Bon Iver
For Emma, Forever Ago

True happiness only exists in the moment that it is felt - at any other time, it holds
no weight.
We Are The Romans

No outlook is constant and as such, we're perpetually confused.
Kid A

Life is perceivably short and a process of gradual decay.
14The Smiths
Meat is Murder

We remember very little of our lives at most.
15Pearl Jam

Everyone we love eventually goes away.
16Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me

We are all slaves to the monetary exchange.
17Nine Inch Nails
Pretty Hate Machine

We could die at any time, and as such, death is inevitable.

More or less, it seems that we live a hopeless, miserable existence punctured by
brief moments of beauty and serenity.
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