Ryan Bingham: You know that moment when you look into somebody’s eyes and you can feel them staring into your soul and the whole world goes quiet just for a second?
Natalie Keener: Yes.
Ryan Bingham: Right. Well, I don’t.
-Up in the Air (2009)
Does it mean that he lived in vain? And accepting it, the way he did, was he leading a sad life? I mean, yes, he was, but did he know that?