Films and books with emotionally numb characters

I’ve seen a fair few films that all merge into one big reel so I can’t really go through film titles. And I’ve read a fair few books with this kind of narrative too.

The main character is relatable with their grumpiness (at least to me) they’re emotionally closed off, numb often depressed characters who push the other characters away…

One thing they all have in common is that they end with this:

The character realises they want to live and that they are learning to ‘enjoy life’ and be in the moment more. Tha’s not what leaves me wondering, ‘why the fuck?’ though, it’s this bit… They always come to a conclusion that they want to live life to the full and part of doing that is feeling EVERYTHING there is to be felt, including painful moments, loss, grief. Cue montage of them going through all the different feels from amazed, happy, grief-stricken, adrenaline rush, crying, laughing etc….

And all I can think is, Why? Why would you want to feel all there is to feel? Why? On what part of this god forsaking world would anyone in their right mind want to feel all the things there are to feel?!


Grief? Nah, let’s just skip that! Yea?

Let’s become a psychopath!


It’s now that I end this post saying: fuck life. And in the words of Donald Trump (probably) Fuck it biggly!

One thought on “Films and books with emotionally numb characters

  1. rugby843 December 15, 2021 / 4:14 pm

    😂Exactly how I felt for about fifteen min this morning…much better now

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