Existential Crisis



Existential Crisis: “The moment where an individual questions the very foundations of his or her life: whether his or her life has any meaning, purpose or value.” Richard K. James

I was watching this TED video where this guy talks about his struggle with depression and how, for him, it essentially boiled down to having an existential crisis. At first I was dismissive (and slightly jealous that this guy only suffered for six months, found his calling and miraculously overcame it, while I’ve been here fighting the good fight for about 15 years now). But the more I thought about it, the more it made sense that such a disparity between our conscious and subconscious minds trying to find the answer may play a part in the depressive cycle.

It’s been almost 10 years now since I’ve left high school, and after a decade of slaving away at university and…

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  1. I think I have an existential crisis at least once per year. I used to call it my “quarter-life” crisis anniversary. Unfortunately, I’m almost thirty now … so I guess that makes it my one-third life crises (assuming I can make it to 90).

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