Do you ever feel like you are watching life instead of living life? Like you're watching a movie and yelling at the main lead "Don't go down the stairs!" and they go regardless? (And deep down, you knew they would). Like you can see the ending some miles away, and you know there are no plot twists or heart-felt character transformations? (Like you're watching a movie made for children).
Today, I watched Donnie Darko. When Donnie reveals that he has learned "every living thing dies alone", the doctor asks him how it made him feel. I answered "relieved" (as though she had asked me).