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25 Things I Realized During My Mid 20’s Crisis

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I would say that simply by looking at the world around us, we’re entitled to more than one self-induced crisis in our lifetime. Being a functioning part of society isn’t as easy as it was 50 years ago: although we’ve come a long way in certain areas of humanity, we’re still a shambolic race.

Anyway, I’m pretty sure that since I hit my mid-twenties, the way that I think about my life and life in general, has changed. My thoughts can be more pessimistic, but at times more optimistic. Sometimes it feels like the end of the world, and at others the beginning. Being that much older opens our minds considerably more than merely reaching what we deem as ‘adulthood’. It’s not until you’ve lived through the trials of every-day adult life that you can really perceive the way in which you’re living. It makes you think erratically sometimes, like this:

  1. I’m definitely not a child anymore.

  2. I’m not going to be ‘young’ forever.

  3. My parents aren’t responsible for me anymore.

  4. Soon, I might be responsible for them.

  5. Eventually, my parents will be gone.

  6. Eventually, I will be gone.

  7. I’m not invincible.

  8. I’m very vulnerable.

  9. I need to take care of myself.

  10. I can’t lose sight of what I want to achieve.

  11. One day, it won’t seem like I have all the time in the world.

  12. One day, I might regret all the time I wasted.

  13. The world is a mess.

  14. It’s full of incredible evil, and incredible kindness.

  15. I hope my friends know how much they mean to me.

  16. I hope someone is proud of me.

  17. I want to be proud of me.

  18. I could die next year.

  19. Am I going to die with regrets?

  20. How do I avoid that?

  21. The past is gone.

  22. Every day matters.

  23. Love matters.

  24. I should be more open-minded.

  25. I should cherish what is simple before it’s gone.

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