Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I Refuse to Have A Quarter Life Crisis

That's just it. How can I be in a crisis already? I haven't even DONE anything yet!

Sure, I can wonder around not know what the heck I'm doing most of the time, but I don't see this changing when I get to mid- or end- life, so it's not something I'm going to get worked up about.

I can also see myself stressing out about life decisions......but then ultimately trusting myself to make the right decision at the time, given the information that I have, for my own health and well-being. Not to get all wishy-washy philosophical about it, but life is my canvas and I'm going to paint it any damn way I please.

I understanding walking around asking questions about myself and others "Why is that child sick? How come this family doesn't use fertilizer? Where are the doctors? Are you going to sterilize that? Why isn't development working in Malawi? Would pirates or ninjas win in a battle to the death?"

But I'm not worried about it. As I said, I see myself doing this throughout my entire life - not just now. Not only at 26.

I mean, come on, twenty-six? I've barely had time to learn how to tie my shoes. How badly could I have screwed up my life by now? Not much. And even if I did, I'd still have time to reverse it, mitigate the damage.

People need to chill out. Quarter-life? Pfft. I've got my eye on the other 75 %.


jillian said...

did you read my blog post yesterday?! i'm thrilled to be thinking about the same things that you are! :)

emira said...

people who have crisis at 25 have serious issues. first of all, few things can be accomplished by 25 and if they are one probably had a very boring and sad childhood. second, worrying about not accomplishing alot by 25 is kinda pointless since on average one has 50-60 more years to live. that's alot and one should worry more about how to fill up that time. people who have any type of crisis, whether 1/4 life or mid-life, should pull their foot out of their ass and realize that worrying about it won't get them anywhere. besides living day to day is far more fulfilling than planning out grand schemes and serious accomplishments. and that's what i think. :)