1.2.08

Quarter-life crisis ...

For the want of enthusiasm / inspiration to write something original, here's something i read, and love :)


Being a twenty-something...........

It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing thatthere 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 thegreatest 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 isthat 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 wat ur studyin or ur 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 staywhere 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. Or maybe you lovesomeone! but love someone else too and cannot figure out why you'redoing this because you know that you aren't a bad person. Getting wastedand acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic. You go through thesame emotions and questions over and over, and talk with your friendsabout 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 are scared justto be a contender!
What you may not realize is that every one 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 intheir state of confusion...

Its called "Quarter-life Crisis." nothing is constant......except change. wats life without a few risks? keep playing the game ! Just take care and be good .. & be Honest to yourself

10 comments:

vignesh said...

Hi jyotsna

Nice to see you blogging these days ...I had given up till recently ...until i felt very strongly abt something .. i have been instead writing to CK Meena -that way I know i have a sure audience !chk out my blog when u get time ..

vignesh said...

Nice to see you blogging these days ...I had given up till recently ...until i felt very strongly abt something .. i have been instead writing to CK Meena -that way I know i have a sure audience !chk out my blog when u get time ..viji

Shri said...

"Getting wastedand acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic. You go through thesame emotions and questions over and over, and talk with your friendsabout the same topics because you cannot seem to make a decision."

Spacekeyisstuck?

survivingbrain said...

think of middle - life - crisis!!
and three quarter life - crisis!!

anyway as someone said, no one is going to get out of this life alive! :D

sharath said...

the more all of this happens, the more i wonder what my purpose is, in this three(maybe 4) dimensioned plane we call existance..
well, there should be something more than just reflecting on thoughts, isn't it?

EverLastQuest said...

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raghav said...

what a article!!!!! superb!!!

jus loved every part of it!!!!

Jyotsna said...

@ Pavan :
thanks. i was visiting my own blog after soo long.

@ Raghav,
thanks. its not original, though :P

Ashwin Srinivasan said...

I suppose I've joined the twenty somethings club. BAH !

Priyanka Ram said...

good one!!! :)