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Friday, April 30, 2010

Quarter-Life Crisis

I Got this in a Forwarded Friday Email .... Like that.. read on!!!!

Funny yet awesome.
Amazingly true to the core. 


(This was doing rounds on the internet)

BEING IN TWENTIES - SOMETHING

It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there 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 the greatest 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 is that 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 your 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 stay where 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 love someone but love someone else too and cannot figure out why you're doing this because you know that you aren't a bad person. One night stands and random hook ups start to look cheap. Getting wasted and acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic. You go through the same emotions and questions over and over, and talk with your friends about 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'd just like to 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 in their state of confusion...

We call it the "Quarter-life Crisis."


All you have to flaunt is a Visa Stamping…. (no on-site trip yet…)
And worse still… that visa is not for US. All your friends who went for MS or MBA in US talk of Detroit, Michigan, Texas, etc as if we have learned Geography of US in 7th Standard.
And worse still… the MS/MBA guys come back for vacation in December for 15 days, invite a get together in Malaka Spice (where you dream to have project party once…), ask about your job, salary with some kind of sympathy and finally they pay the bill
And worse still… they tell all about the “adventures” in US which are not possible to do in India due to “cultural mismatch”.
And worse still… when you are not able to find a girl for yourself, mom-dad forcefully arrange some “kande-pohe”. These US friends come for 15 days, finalize the wedding, date over phone for an year, come and marry off in next December. You are still hunting.
And worse still… invite you to marriage and ask if you would be coming alone.
And worse still… you remember that you were among the toppers in 10th, 12th and Engineering, while these guys were average or in same league as yours.


… What happens when your engineering female classmates are all slowly getting married …
… When every damn girl you talk to has a bf …
… When you put on a little weight, thanks to special cheese burst pizzas by dominos …
… When you are too old to date a college girl …
… And when your ex (who is getting married too) adds you in facebook and looks hot as a summer day…


… you just realize that you are a victim of quarter life crisis … :)

2 comments:

Its Me said...

Ha Ha Ha.....
Really funny yaar...

it's all abt complaining i guess...

R.V.Raghav

Subhash said...

I guess Yes Complaining and the frustration we have.