So why don’t you ever do your work?
“Since the dawn of recorded history, something like 110 billion human beings have been born into this world. And not a single one of them made it. There are 6.8 billion people on the planet. Roughly 60 million of them die every year. 60 million people. That comes out to about 160,000 per day.
I read this quote once when I was a kid, ‘We live alone, we die alone. Everything else is just an illusion.’ It used to keep me up at night. We all die alone. So, why am I supposed to spend my life working, sweating, struggling?…For an illusion?
Because no amount of friends, no girl, no assignments about conjugating the pluperfect or determining the square root of the hypotenuse is gonna help me avoid my fate. I have better things to do with my time.”
“And my fate was sealed. What I wanted to be, no one even asked.”
Adams: Everybody doesn’t lie, cheat, or steal from their friends.
Chase: Yeah, they do. Maybe not as much as this guy, but if people told nothing but the truth, the world would probably burn down overnight.
Adams: Some people think it’s burning now. Maybe if everybody didn’t lie…
House: Aw, that is cute. I’m talking about your breasts. They always get perky when you’re being painfully earnest.
Truth. It’s uncomfortable, isn’t it? More truth: I only noticed because Chase was staring at them. He’d never admit it, because he doesn’t want to offend you. Same reason he’d never tell you that he’s thought about having sex with you. Although, to be fair, every man you’ve ever met has thought about having sex with you. They’ll lie, because if you knew… you probably wouldn’t want to have sex with them. And that’s just some of the lies from the last minute. And here’s a bigger one: you already know this, but you pretend you don’t because it makes you feel civilized.
Most people find it easier to ignore the truth.