Sunday, 6 November 2011
The Crisis vs. The Show
One year. 52 weeks. Over 365 days.
My parents think I have anxiety over getting older.
A year ago, I began writing more on this blog than I had the two years previously.
For the last four months, I've been wondering if I am still going through a quarter life crisis:
Is it really a crisis?
Have I moved past it?
Will I only live to 104 if the quarter life is over?
Does every generation go through the same thing? If so, the early nineties twenty-somethings would be immortalised with Reality Bites. The twenty-somethings of the late nineties found solace in Friends. The quarter-lifers of the 00's had a recession. And I have history...and hipsters...
At any time in life, we will be hit with uncertainty. Maybe it happens to us when we "enter the real world." Perhaps we continue with certainty for a few years or even decades after entering that "real world" before the uncertainty of life catches up with us...
And, then, almost as suddenly, we discover that things are either more certain...or we're at least more certain of ourselves...and this "crisis" is not as pressing as living life.
That is the moment at which we' ve learned to enjoy the show...