As I sit here, broken, numb and mapquesting bridge, Bedford Falls, NY, I realize that George Bailey had the right idea.
In the classic movie It's a Wonderful Life, George's uncle Billy loses 8,000 dollars worth of deposits at the family-run Building and Loan. Hence, chaos ensues and George contemplates jumping off the local bridge. Instead, George is saved by an angel and shown what the world would be like if he was never born. Let's just say that it's not a pretty sight and he wants his life back.
When George comes back to the real world, the whole town has pitched in and donated money to make up for the loss. He realizes that he is the richest man in town. To me, the moral of the story is that life really sucks and isn't worth living when you are poor.