a beginning of an awesome adventure!

a beginning of an awesome adventure!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Quarter-life Crisis

Took this straight from my friendster buletin.. interesting 'article'..

Being Twenty-Something”

They call it the “Quarter-life Crisis.”

It is when you stop going along with the
crowd and start realizing that there are
many things about yourself that you
didn’t know and may not like.You start
feeling insecure and wonder where you
will be in a year or two, but then get
scared because you barely know where you
are now.

You start realizing that people are
selfish and that, maybe, those friends
that you thought you were so close to
aren’t exactly the greatest people you
have ever met, and the people you have
lost touch with are some of the most
important ones. What you don’t recognize
is that they are realizing that too, and
aren’t really cold, catty, mean or
insincere, but that they are as confused
as you.

You look at your job… and it is not even
close to what you thought you would be
doing, or maybe you are looking for a
job and realizing that you are going to
have to start at the bottom and that
scares you.

Your opinions have gotten stronger. You
see what others are doing and find
yourself judging more than usual because
suddenly you realize that you have
certain boundaries in your life and are
constantly adding things to your list of
what is acceptable and what isn’t. One
minute, you are insecure and then the
next, secure. You laugh and cry with the
greatest force of your life. You feel
alone and scared and confused. Suddenly,
change is the enemy and you try and
cling on to the past with dear life, but
soon realize that the past is drifting
further and further away, and there is
nothing to do but stay where you are or
move forward.

You get your heart broken and wonder how
someone you loved could do such damage
to you. Or you lie in bed and wonder why
you can’t meet anyone decent enough that
you want to get to know better. Perhaps
you love someone who doesn’t love you
back, or worse yet, loves someone else.
Or maybe you love someone but love
someone else too and cannot figure out
why you are doing this because you know
that you aren’t a bad person.

One night stands and random hook ups
start to look cheap.

Getting wasted and acting like an idiot
starts to look pathetic.

You go through the same emotions and
questions over and over, and talk with
your friends about the same topics
because you cannot seem to make a
decision. You worry about loans, money,
the future and making a life for
yourself… and while winning the race
would be great, right now you’d just
like to be a contender!

What you may not realize is that
everyone reading this relates to it. We
are in our best of times and our worst
of times, trying as hard as we can to
figure this whole thing out.
Send this to your twenty something
friends…. maybe it will help someone
feel like they aren’t alone in their
state of confusion…..


1 comment:

Gregs said...

oh shit, this is so true, i'm gonna lift it up and paste in my blog also.

we'll roarsss ur socks off!!! AUUUUmmmmmm