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What do you do when your world is falling apart?
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Posted 2/11/12

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mylronnie wrote:

What are your advices for a pre-midlife crisis?
Why is your body progressing its own natural life-cycle ever a crisis to begin with? Unless you were conditioned into believing and perceiving that being young is better than being old through psychosocial means.


Or just because when you're young, you have so much of your life and opportunities ahead of you, and when you're in your 40's, you've probably lived through half of your life already in what feels like a flash, and the career path you have taken, that you may even be severely disappointed with, is probably the only career you will ever have?
Posted 2/11/12

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DomFortress wrote:


mylronnie wrote:

What are your advices for a pre-midlife crisis?
Why is your body progressing its own natural life-cycle ever a crisis to begin with? Unless you were conditioned into believing and perceiving that being young is better than being old through psychosocial means.


Or just because when you're young, you have so much of your life and opportunities ahead of you, and when you're in your 40's, you've probably lived through half of your life already in what feels like a flash, and the career path you have taken, that you may even be severely disappointed with, is probably the only career you will ever have?
But this is people at their 20's that are experiencing pre-midlife crisis. Furthermore, our careers aren't the only part of our life. And disappointments are the necessary condition of a reality that's subject to change, while human happiness lies only in the everlasting connection that we have through "oneness".

Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself
Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her "otherness" -- first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk, fresh from stage at TEDGlobal 2011.
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Posted 2/20/12
I dwell in my own sorrow and become more depressed...
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I dwell in my own sorrow and become more depressed...


naww... should do the exact opposite! reorganize your life again and plan out what your next goal/aim/achievement should be.. so you'll be looking for the future. also reflect on what you did wrong.. but don't dwell on it.
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No matter what, accept that all & I mean all things are temporary!!!!! The circumstances of everyone's life will change. With time & patience, any situation can be tolerated, & eventually overcome. ......but that's an optimist's take on life... what can I say, I am what I am!!!!
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Posted 3/5/12

DomFortress wrote:


Syndicaidramon wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


mylronnie wrote:

What are your advices for a pre-midlife crisis?
Why is your body progressing its own natural life-cycle ever a crisis to begin with? Unless you were conditioned into believing and perceiving that being young is better than being old through psychosocial means.


Or just because when you're young, you have so much of your life and opportunities ahead of you, and when you're in your 40's, you've probably lived through half of your life already in what feels like a flash, and the career path you have taken, that you may even be severely disappointed with, is probably the only career you will ever have?
But this is people at their 20's that are experiencing pre-midlife crisis. Furthermore, our careers aren't the only part of our life. And disappointments are the necessary condition of a reality that's subject to change, while human happiness lies only in the everlasting connection that we have through "oneness".

Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself
Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her "otherness" -- first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk, fresh from stage at TEDGlobal 2011.


I've seen that TED discussion ^^ amazing
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Get angry.
Use the energy of that anger to do something constructive, and to change your life for the better instead of the worse.
And kiss a stranger-- i mean, why not ^^
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well...i just thought of why not..he might have mouth herpies... ewey...
Posted 3/6/12

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DomFortress wrote:

But this is people at their 20's that are experiencing pre-midlife crisis. Furthermore, our careers aren't the only part of our life. And disappointments are the necessary condition of a reality that's subject to change, while human happiness lies only in the everlasting connection that we have through "oneness".

Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself
Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her "otherness" -- first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk, fresh from stage at TEDGlobal 2011.


I've seen that TED discussion ^^ amazing
Indeed, however I don't think many people actually got the message and its transcending lesson. And that is we go through many changes in our life, which is characterized by the many roles we inhabit. They are a part of what makes our existence a whole. But for those who can only imagine themselves in just one role will encounter what's known the "identity crisis", when they couldn't handle the demand of a complex life experience due to their own cultural conditioning.


Aimpie wrote:

Get angry.
Use the energy of that anger to do something constructive, and to change your life for the better instead of the worse.
And kiss a stranger-- i mean, why not ^^
Only if people can think with an open-mind while still being angry, but that's really asking too much. Because in a state of anger we actually become narrow-minded, while we blame those who shamed us for pointing out what's actually our own irresponsibility. Being the change that we want to see in our world can't be done in anger, but through compassion.
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Like stated before all you can do is keep busy whether through physical activity or mental. Plan everything out for the day or the week and if something falls through just know you have a back up activity to do. For me I read books and no not manga unfortunately because I will start connecting whats going on in the manga to my life then get depressed again! Sometimes being alone helps as well instead of being around a bunch of people. It can make it awkward sometimes. Just be compelled to understand whats going on and find a resolution =)
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Posted 3/8/12
I usually keep myself from dwelling on the issue. I distract myself. Also, I have a Kit-kat. :3
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Posted 3/10/12

DomFortress wrote:


Aimpie wrote:


DomFortress wrote:

But this is people at their 20's that are experiencing pre-midlife crisis. Furthermore, our careers aren't the only part of our life. And disappointments are the necessary condition of a reality that's subject to change, while human happiness lies only in the everlasting connection that we have through "oneness".

Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself
Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her "otherness" -- first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk, fresh from stage at TEDGlobal 2011.


I've seen that TED discussion ^^ amazing
Indeed, however I don't think many people actually got the message and its transcending lesson. And that is we go through many changes in our life, which is characterized by the many roles we inhabit. They are a part of what makes our existence a whole. But for those who can only imagine themselves in just one role will encounter what's known the "identity crisis", when they couldn't handle the demand of a complex life experience due to their own cultural conditioning.


Aimpie wrote:

Get angry.
Use the energy of that anger to do something constructive, and to change your life for the better instead of the worse.
And kiss a stranger-- i mean, why not ^^
Only if people can think with an open-mind while still being angry, but that's really asking too much. Because in a state of anger we actually become narrow-minded, while we blame those who shamed us for pointing out what's actually our own irresponsibility. Being the change that we want to see in our world can't be done in anger, but through compassion.


I think you're absolutely correct ^^
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Posted 3/10/12
clear your mind, focus in the center of your head and meditate-let the answers come to you
Posted 3/10/12 , edited 3/10/12

Aimpie wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


Aimpie wrote:


DomFortress wrote:

But this is people at their 20's that are experiencing pre-midlife crisis. Furthermore, our careers aren't the only part of our life. And disappointments are the necessary condition of a reality that's subject to change, while human happiness lies only in the everlasting connection that we have through "oneness".

Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself
Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her "otherness" -- first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk, fresh from stage at TEDGlobal 2011.


I've seen that TED discussion ^^ amazing
Indeed, however I don't think many people actually got the message and its transcending lesson. And that is we go through many changes in our life, which is characterized by the many roles we inhabit. They are a part of what makes our existence a whole. But for those who can only imagine themselves in just one role will encounter what's known the "identity crisis", when they couldn't handle the demand of a complex life experience due to their own cultural conditioning.


Aimpie wrote:

Get angry.
Use the energy of that anger to do something constructive, and to change your life for the better instead of the worse.
And kiss a stranger-- i mean, why not ^^
Only if people can think with an open-mind while still being angry, but that's really asking too much. Because in a state of anger we actually become narrow-minded, while we blame those who shamed us for pointing out what's actually our own irresponsibility. Being the change that we want to see in our world can't be done in anger, but through compassion.


I think you're absolutely correct ^^
Thank you, but I don't deserve the credits when it's just what it is. My message isn't original when many came before me had also made the same self-discovery for themselves. I only feel authenticated because it reaffirms to the concept of universal oneness.
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Posted 3/19/12
i'd hit the gym and find a hobby!!!

but seriously. there is no such thing as a mid life crisis. you're just being over dramatic!
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