Friday, April 2, 2010

Quarter Life Crisis

Quarter Life Crisis anyone?
It actually exist!!

I was chillin at home with hanis when we were gossiping bout our current life dramas ;) Then she said that it's actually quarter life crisis we're having. She googled it last nite and there it was on wikipedia (our source of all knowledge..haha). I googled it too!! And to my horror, I have diagnosed myself as having Quarter Life Crisis. I is dodgy to be excusing myself this way but in this new era of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing enlightened society we live in, it is excusable :)

Anyways, here's a list of characteristics of this crisis:
  • realizing that the pursuits of one's peers are useless
  • confronting their own mortality
  • watching time slowly take its toll on their parents, only to realize they are next
  • insecurity regarding the fact that their actions are meaningless
  • insecurity concerning ability to love themselves, let alone another person
  • insecurity regarding present accomplishments
  • re-evaluation of close interpersonal relationships
  • lack of friendships or romantic relationships, sexual frustration, and involuntary celibacy
  • disappointment with one's job
  • nostalgia for university, college, high school or elementary school life
  • tendency to hold stronger opinions
  • boredom with social interactions
  • loss of closeness to high school and college friends
  • financially-rooted stress (overwhelming college loans, unanticipatedly high cost of living, etc.)
  • loneliness, depression and suicide
  • desire to have children
  • a sense that everyone is, somehow, doing better than you
  • frustration with social skills
Now whadya know....ticks all my boxes!!! Apparently this largey applies to the Generation Y kids, US! This crisis happens when we are transitioning into the young adult life where we are faced with "the real world". Careers, love, friendships, families, finances all snowballed into a huge question mark to where this is all heading..... me doctor, I'm sick ;)


  1. Dear Aliaa, damn - there's actually a definition and I'm definitely going through it. ><

  2. Hey Miss Aida, i know wat u mean :P

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