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Midterm life crisis...my ass


* realizing that the pursuits of one's peers are useless – Really? I shouldn’t strive to work at McDonald’s because I get free food? Damn. Actually I’ve never strived to do this, I’ve always marched to my own drum due to my friends being dumb as rocks.

* confronting their own mortality – Really? I did that at six years old. Not new, moving on.

* watching time slowly take its toll on their parents, only to realize they are next – Dealt with this at 19 when my mother died. Again, not new.

* insecurity regarding the fact that their actions are meaningless – I think this one is bunk in that actions speak louder than words and I’ve always strived to be a good person and treat others with love and respect.

* insecurity concerning ability to love themselves, let alone another person – I can see this.

* insecurity regarding present accomplishments – Totally agree with this one, I have a degree in psychology and have been at the same soul sucking job for 8 years.  Still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up

* re-evaluation of close interpersonal relationships – Thinned the herd.

* lack of friendships or romantic relationships, sexual frustration, and involuntary celibacy – Check, Check, Double Check, personal vow of celibacy after being forced upon.

* disappointment with one's job – Not disappointment I just would like my soul back, thanks.

* nostalgia for university, college, high school or elementary school life – Would love to go back to school. I love learning. Guess I’m a huge sponge after all.

* tendency to hold stronger opinions – Seems more true the older I get. Although I’m finding my opinions are more liberal in nature.

* boredom with social interactions – Not really, I just don’t go out much.
* loss of closeness to high school and college friends – All my friends hit the four winds after High School. Now they all want to be my friends on Facebook, WTF?

* financially-rooted stress (overwhelming college loans, unanticipatedly high cost of living, etc.) – Does credit card debt count? Yes then Check!

* loneliness, depression and suicidal tendencies – I’ve been lonely my entire life, comes with being an only child. I was completely depressed for my entire 20’s. Couldn’t tell you what I did for that decade. Now here I am in my 30’s and going WTF happened?

*desire to have children – At some point possibly once I’m more secure in my life. Not right now hell to the no.

* a sense that everyone is, somehow, doing better than you - But aren't they?
* frustration with social skills – I can talk to people online just fine, face to face, not so much.
As the emotional ups-and-downs of adolescence and college life subside, many affected by quarter-life crisis experience a "graying" of emotion.


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teaspoonery
Aug. 11th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
* realizing that the pursuits of one's peers are useless – Really? I shouldn’t strive to work at McDonald’s because I get free food? Damn. Actually I’ve never strived to do this, I’ve always marched to my own drum due to my friends being dumb as rocks.

um...

You don't get free food at the McDonald's, even if you bust your ass off daily.
annjej76
Aug. 11th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
LOL you did when I was in high school. Must have changed. XD
teaspoonery
Aug. 11th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
We pay full money if the prize's under €4.40. Half the money if it's above that.
annjej76
Aug. 11th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Good to know. :) Plus I was just being a smartass. Sorry. :(

Edited at 2010-08-11 04:43 pm (UTC)
skew_whiff
Aug. 12th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
I can identify with a lot of those, but I've been pretty neurotic most of my life. It's hardly a crisis when you've felt like that since puberty - most of this seems to be describing everyday life for introverted geeks. *shrug* Maybe it feels like a big deal when it's not what you're used to, but from experience, it's something you can survive if you have good friends and enough things to keep you busy.
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