I wonder why that is? Should we set up a group to study that?
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
John Lennon (1941 - 1980), "Beautiful Boy"
The trick is to notice this and make the best of what actually happens.
No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.
I want a small funeral, to be cremated and to have my ashes scattered by Stickle Tarn in the Lake District.
After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.
George Ade (1866 - 1944), "Fables in Slang", 1899
A bit like writing a journal - I think a good percentage of them are there to keep the writer sane, rather than for any literary merit of the author (this one included).
82.56% of all statistics are created at the moment they are quoted and have no basis in reality ... including this statistic.
Peter Sheil (1954 - )