If the demons were resigned, depressed critters who stayed home and longed for nonexistence, Peter wouldn’t have had to say: “Your adversary the Devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” Jesus wouldn’t have been tempted by the Devil. You wouldn’t have had demons possessing people (or pigs). And so on.
So why would damned souls, who can’t get out of Hell, be in a more passive mood than demons, who occasionally can? Wouldn’t they be more frustrated and angry?
I don’t insist on the point, but I know human nature is ornery!
UPDATE – I just remembered some Scripture that agrees with me!
Jesus warns us several times about those who will be thrown out into the darkness outside, “where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” Obviously those wailing or weeping are feeling sadness or remorse. But “gnashing of teeth” or “grinding of teeth” is a Biblical way of expressing frustrated anger. Basically, people want to bite something but they can’t, so they grind and snap their teeth together.
So yup, the damned souls are royally torqued off. Partly at themselves, but probably at God and everybody else, too.
And when someone is angry, he isn’t longing for non-existence. He’s longing to make other people cease existing!