There is a direct parallel from "The Stranger" to "Life Ain't Kind". What you think is inconsequential or insignificant may be viewed by others as damning evidence to the contrary. Just when you think nobody's paying attention and nobody cares, everybody's paying attention and damning you. If a man fails to cry at his mother's funeral, he is likely to be perceived as being amoral. In "The Stranger", a man loses his head because of his lack of emotions.