If you lose something every time you use it, you make special precautions so as to remember where you left it and never lose it again.
So why is it that if you lose a piece of something everyday, you make no effort to gather the remaining portion close to you to prevent further loss? You ignore it. Pretend it isn't happening, and it'll go away. Literally.
Then, when you have nothing left, you mourn the loss instead of making an active move to regain what you've lost.
Why is it so hard to watch things slip through your fingers like sand? Why must I feel so out of control?