Let's make a list:
What are some stupid things you read in crapy fiction that nobody does in real life?
1. Lighting matches and letting them burn down to your fingers, all the while thinking of your best friend who is an Alcoholic.
2. Picking up a photo that is on your fireplace, hugging the photo to your chest, begin crying while looking upwards, and saying a phrase like "I hope you're in a better place" or "dream of me."