Better off dead implies that you prefer being dead rather than staying alive. This happens when you are extremely fed up of your life and you want to die. But this should never be the case. How can someone be better off dead than alive? Life is a precious gift and you must treasure it. Ups and downs are a part of life and you should know how to deal with them. Better off dead is something that cowards utter most of the times. This is because they simply don’t have the capacity to take the harder aspects of life and they simply want to escape from the harder times. But as they say, “cowards die many times before their death and the valiant never taste of death but once.” Enjoy life and learn to live through both the good and hard moments that you come across. In the words of William Faulkner, “Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.