Many people tend to stick their nose in the air when they hear the phrase ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’ because they do not know how something like that is possible as they never experienced it. For some reason a mid-life crisis is totally acceptable? It is high time people began acknowledging that the quarter-life crisis is real and it happens to more people than you think. It used to be a lot easier for people to do what they really wanted to do and to change to another career path if they wished to, but these days with so many people vying for the same job role, so many people who are better qualified than yourself and have more experience it really is not an option anymore. I would not say not an option, but you can only start from the bottom and work your way up so many times in life.People think getting in to University or college is the challenge but just so you know, that is the easy part!
If you hit the quarter-life crisis be prepared to ask yourself some tough questions that you do not have the answers to. Just know that you are not alone and there are many people out there asking the same questions. The scariest thing in life must be to hit 50 and to never have tried to do what you wanted to. I know it is a cliché, but I would rather fail than never try. I suppose the people who really hit the quarter-life crisis are the ones who do not have their 5 year or 10 year plan in place. It is not only with regards to your job, but you friends and yourself. So many people follow other people blindly until one day they wake up and say ‘But who am I and what do I like?’ You look at your personal life and wonder if you want to be in a relationship or why you cannot meet someone decent. It is good to reflect on your life take a step back and get a little perspective. Time will just keep ticking by and the only person you can blame is yourself.
For those who think the whole quarter life crisis is a hoax I believe I heard on the news the other day that it is on the rise and those who go through a quarter life crisis are less likely to hit a mid-life crisis. The age people hit a quarter-life crisis is roughly between 24 and 30. Google it, because it is real. Some people do the stupidest things like get married because they think they are at that stage in their life. Some people decide they should start having children. Some people just become so horrible they push people away and eventually have no one! Think about things before you make impulsive decisions like those. I could really go on forever with this topic and it is really important to me because if it was not for my friends, my boyfriend and an amazing support system from my parents I would be wallowing in a pit of despair… but I would like every one else’s opinions on the subject. Do you think it is some post adolescent means of ditching responsibilities or do you believe it is a serious matter? Have you or are you dealing with a quarter-life crisis?