It may be a sometimes-desperate matter, but it's also a peculiar one -- having a life.
Life is what you are, not what you have. Tree-life, bush-life, sky-life, you-life, me-life ... and on and on, not just in some spiffy philosophical sense, but honestly. No one can name it and no one can escape it ... even the dead are stuck with this farm called life.
See if it's true and I think it will lighten the load.
All that ruckus and it's as simple as that:
Get a life...
So to speak.