"Can you describe these countless wasted hours that ultimately make up the bulk of your life?"
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"I suppose one could say that stress is an inescapable part of the human condition."
"I'm starting to wonder if my story is ever going to be uplifting."
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"If I told you where the happy place in my mind is, you'd start showing up there and ruin it."
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"The problems will remain the same, but apparently they get wordier and wordier."
Career Progression Ladder
"Oh, filled with hopeless longing. And you?"
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"I need a change. Normally, I just wear the faint odor of vague discomfort and unhappiness."
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"If you are still unhappy with your current allowance compensation, may I once more suggest to you a life of crime."
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"Isn't it nice, Harry, that we can sit here together for a whole evening and not feel we have to make conversation?"
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"Stress is killing you—you need an easier job, a smaller house, and a different family."
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"You're never going to be happy if your only definition of success is Heaven."
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"I can't keep seeing you, Tina. I'm still in love with my unhappiness."
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Help the Humorless
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"Please understand I can offer you only the fleeting illusion of happiness."
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"You can cast a pall in there."
"No, I like my job. I like my apartment. I like my friends. I like our relationship. I'm just not sure I like what it all adds up to."
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"Get me rewrite!"
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"You're sad about the wrong things, Albert."
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What They Brought to the Table
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"So, even after we've bought us a new car, our lives remain fundamentally unchanged."
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"I want to vote my fears this year, but they'll only let me vote once."
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