A profound, perspective jarring bit of dialogue from the HBO series Six Feet Under. What’s a little pain matter when the alternative is being six feet under. 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?