Monday, October 5, 2009

Quarter Life Crisis!

Till yesterday "Quarter life crisis" was just another phrase which never really captured my attention, until I was telling my friend about me feeling low (OFCOURSE everyone's got their low days) so this was when he asked if it was "Quarter life crisis". That's when it occurred to me "Quarter life" isn't that where I am right now!!! Ok I decided this phrase has to be looked into, ran a search n found a wiki article on it and it said the following

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 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
* 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 societal ills

As I skimmed through these points I did have a sense of doubt creeping into me, got me confused do I really feel any of these?? hmm.. maybe one or two..(don't even try to guess!). But then I think at some point of life everyone goes through these unless ofcourse they have attained Nirvana! Despite of these self assurances, I still had this doubt clinging on to me. And realized I was actually better off without these details, now I know why ignorance is bliss! I was so blissfully unaware of "Quarter Life Crisis" and now everytime I feel low am gonna be wondering if its one of QLC's! And after lot of pondering I concluded its my pal, yes hes the culprit why did he even have to mention it!