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Quarter Life Crisis


For the last few days i have tried to write something here without much success. A thought races through my mind and before i could catch hold of it, it somehow vanishes into the eternal void between my ears. Not just here, even when i am working or thinking (yes, i do the place), i  tend to lose the link between what i was thinking and what i was doing…Wiki uncle tells me that some of the characteristics of the phenomenon :

  • 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 (YOU ARE GONNA SEE THAT IN THE LINES THAT FOLLOW)
  • 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
  • desire to have children
  • a sense that everyone is, somehow, doing better than you

 Those in bold is what ‘i might’ have gone through in the past few weeks.

Now that I have told you this…reanalyze yourself…I don’t mean to scare you all…AT ALL.

And for those who think QLC does not exist…DON’T FOOL YOURSELF…


PS : Great help here


6 responses to “Quarter Life Crisis

  1. neilina June 24, 2009 at 11:32 am

    You know, I never get to hear this QLC before but in my quarter life only…..donno, it feels somewht strange to me!!

    • Rohan June 24, 2009 at 11:39 am

      well neilina…happens..but i have no intention of making you feel scared or anything but just sit back think about things you have done and wish to do in life…not that i am a preacher or something..but just try it.. 🙂

  2. adi June 24, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Hmm.. Even I didn’t know theres a NAME for it!
    All those creepily similar traits i mean 😐

    • Rohan June 24, 2009 at 9:43 pm

      the thing is many of us fail to acknowledge its presence…sometimes this is helpful in warding it off, in ignorance…but when it gets serious, one should sit back and think about what could be done in order to get rid of it asap.
      Enough of the bhaashan…i have no clue myself, how im gonna deal with it 😦

  3. Cynthia June 25, 2009 at 9:33 am

    What’s all the fuss about? Ok, agreed we all feel this way some time or the other, but to give it a name and to sit around does not help in any way. Instead we should go ahead and do what we’ve always wanted to do. I know its easier said than done, but what’s d harm in trying?

    I don’t mean to be rude here, but there is such a huge contrast between your earlier posts and this one. Write something sweet like d poems. You are at home still aren’t you…..?? Cheer up it’s just a phase…. 🙂

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