Life - Liberty and The Pursuit of Nonsense
The second one would have been perfect during the time where foreclosures started happening left and right in the US. Sad, yes, but it would have made people using the internet think more about those people.
@1001 people don't look sad stories, everything must be bright and cheery, and if it is sad, you must have a happy ending.
Well when it comes to writing stories I think it can be more difficult sometimes to write a story with a happy ending because you have to figure out how to go from conflict to denoument without coming out false or unrealistic.