You can't experience the thrill of victory without the agony of defeat.
So, while you might find these heartbreaking pictures of devastated athletes unnerving, it's important to occasionally drudge through the darkness so you can one day see the light.
You see, sports are a microcosm of life.
Just like you (but with palatial estates and enormous salaries), athletes experience incredible highs and cataclysmic lows. Today, though, we explore the latter.**
If you're feeling particularly high or low on yourself right now, here's a subtle reminder that the pendulum of life will always swing in the other direction.
**Disclaimer: In order for this not to be a total buzz kill, we've re-imagined what actually happened in these pics. The commentary is a joke and is not actually the reason they are upset.