Early today, I was totally being obnoxious to some of my friends. Alright, it’s not that I’ve been sippin on the haterade.. so what’s the deal? Yesterday, I was HELLA HAPPY! What’s with the bipolar-esque range of emotions?! Thinking hardly, I always jokingly referred to the more “questionable” periods during my college transcript as times of “qtr life crisis”. Let’s get real, I never really experienced a qtr life crisis during college. I was just lazy (which I am totally not anymore FYI~)
Having to convincingly keep up this ‘image’ I constructed for myself, I had done a little research. Now a couple of years later, I think I may have regretted this like that kid who cried wolf.
So why is a quarter life crisis only half of a midlife crisis?! And why is it plaguing me & my generation?
Well after visiting the “all knowing” aka Wikipedia, I found this list of telling characteristics.
- feeling “not good enough” because one can’t find a job that is at one’s academic/intellectual level
- frustration with relationships, the working world, and finding a suitable job or career——makes for the best material for heartfelt indie rock. my favorite 🙂 or maybe 😦
- confusion of identity—Explanation for the lost bros in Williamsburg
- insecurity regarding the near future——Why I have commitment issues
- insecurity concerning long-term plans, life goals
- insecurity regarding present accomplishments
- re-evaluation of close interpersonal relationships——Oops. My bad. At least now I know why! I ❤ U IRL!
- disappointment with one’s job
- nostalgia for university, college, high school or elementary school life——reason why Asher Roth is famous
- boredom with social interactions
- loss of closeness to high school and college friends—–Let’s hope this doesn’t happen too much
- financially-rooted stress (overwhelming college loans, unanticipatedly high cost of living, etc.)
- desire to have children——but the kids on the train are so cute!
- a sense that everyone is, somehow, doing better than you—–It’s cool to underachieve k
So damn right!? uh oh, am I screwed for the next five years?! Fear not my twenty-somethings! Christine Hassler who wrote Twenty-Something, Twenty-Everything (2005) has the answers! She also has a blog over at The Huffington Post where she occasionally addresses reader generated questions!
If thats not your thing and you lazy/apathetic, you could always just watch these movies:
Hey, I got Netflix!