I really like this bit of dialogue from the HBO series Six Feet Under. Existentialism vs. Infinite Possibilities. Infinite possibilities vs. Six Feet Under.
Six Feet Under
The dialogue starts at about the 0:35 mark.
Nate, Sr.: You’re missing the point.
David: There is no point; that’s the point. Isn’t it?
Nate, Sr.: Don’t give me this phony existential bullshit. I expect better from you. The point’s right in front of your face.
David: Well, I’m sorry, but I don’t see it.
Nate, Sr.: You’re not event grateful, are you?
David: Grateful? For the worst fucking experience of my life?
Nate, Sr.: You hang on to your pain like it means something. Like it’s worth something. Well, let me tell you – it’s not worth shit. Let it go! Infinite possibilities, and all he can do is whine.
David: Well, what am I supposed to do?
Nate, Sr.: What do you think? You can do ANYTHING you lucky bastard – you’re alive! What’s a little pain compared to that?
David: It can’t be that simple.
Nate, Sr.: What if it is?