Monday, July 14, 2008

Quarter Life Crisis...

There are some things that you can relate to so well that they have a profound impact on you... This piece on the Wikipedia saved me from hitting the rock bottom a few days back... Lucky me, i knew this phrase already and just had to google it out...

It also brought out a stark reality about us. Fear of the Unknown. We fear something we do not understand. We fear strangers unless and until we talk to them and get to know them well. We fear embarking on a new project until we read up on it and grease our hands working on it. We fear about something paining severely under our ribs until the doctor assures us that it is plain gas. If only we overcome this fear of the unknown, we can do a lot better controlling our selves and our mindset. Here is an extract of the article...

The quarterlife crisis (QLC) is a term applied to the period of life immediately following the major changes of adolescence, usually ranging from the ages of 21 - 29. The term is named by analogy with mid-life crisis. It is now recognised by many therapists and professionals in the mental health field.

Emotional aspects:

Characteristics of quarter-life crisis may include:
  • 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
  • confusion of identity
  • insecurity regarding the near future
  • insecurity concerning long-term plans, life goals
  • insecurity regarding present accomplishments
  • re-evaluation of close interpersonal relationships
  • 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, high cost of living, etc.)
  • loneliness
  • desire to have children
  • a sense that everyone is, somehow, doing better than you
For more info, refer..
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