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Yeah I'm in it right now to a degree, but I don't really see it as a crisis or anything problematic. It's a pretty natural part of life and happens periodically through out life. I think viewing it with that lens is what's gonna make life even more hard and unenjoyable since it adds a whole bunch of unneeded pressure and takes all the fun out of trying to find something that you find enjoyable and worthwhile to do.
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GianLintao wrote:

Have you been in this stage of life where you are supposed to know what to do but you have no clue? What are your actions to overcome such crisis?


I hate to be the one to say "You should have started earlier", but at least you're still in an early enough stage to realize you'll never see your high school friends again except at reunions. Now's the time to work on whoever You were, back when you were trying to hide yourself in a crowd.
If you weren't, well, that's a start. Build on that.
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Ya had that after I got my college degree. It was like "uh.... what now"
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Akage-chan wrote:

Most people go through this, and it's not always just a one time thing. Most people put up with stuff they hate until they're in a position to retire, and then go off to do what they enjoy.

You need to find something that makes you happy and see how you can fit that in to your daily life. Ask yourself what you brings you great joy in your life and go from there.


Everyone has posted good life advice. As far as the statement outlined in blue do NOT save yourself until retirement (unless it's at age 30) to do things you postponed earlier in life. I've watched too many friends die before their time and not realize any joy working a situation barely tolerable in present moment. Certain aspects of your self will either forget, become too tired, become totally altered / physically unable / psychologically unwilling, etc. or the circumstances defining you will change, be different also.

Personally, I'm happy I took the time to do things when I was younger; albeit poorer than waited until much later when I became richer but physically unfit for certain hobbies account aging.

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going to an anime forum to get acknowledgement

on politics.
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I have a few goals that haven't changed. Being a millennial always being told I can do whatever I want, practically being dumbed down by parents who never wanted me to learn anything about how life really works. We just grow up thinking we are capable of everything. We get medals in elementary school for losing. We are told we can be anything and never taught how life really works. What do we do now that we are pushed out into the real world? We panic, we don't know how to handle failure properly. We had technology thrown at us at the same time. We don't know what we want. Generation Z will be even worse.
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Someone asked," Why don't you go Blue?" so I went blue, and have been blue from then on.
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stop
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Posted 1/12/17


3 hours
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your fault
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cay032692 wrote:



your fault


it actually wasn't this time
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I've decided to leave the length of my life up to interpretation
So there is no defined beginning, middle, or end
It's an ongoing crisis.
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Sogno- wrote:


cay032692 wrote:



your fault


it actually wasn't this time


yes it is, all yours
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the_krock wrote:

I got hit by it pretty hard, but it is/was a really rewarding experience.

I guess it's felt differently by each individual but my vague advices about it, since I don't know your particular situation, is to try new things and get out of your confort zone, and also to stop acting the way your family, friends and other people expect you to, and do what YOU want to do, because it's your own life. It will certainly make you a stronger individual.


^ No better way to put it; best answer.
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