A never-aging insight on how it feels to be a twenty something human being.
Lost, hungry for a change and action, with your eyes wide open. Tired but sleepless. Beautifully put in words for you by Vsevolod Sinitsin, a young fashion PR guru from Moscow.
Most of the time you just hide behind the alcohol in your blood stream, behind the brief states of falling in love, behind the methodical impulses to take an action, behind your poetic way of thinking and other toys of youth.
The ‘uncomfortable moment’ only hits you when this primitive game with the outer world comes on a prolonged scale, the realization of which in this case doesn’t play any particular role in your life. You can endlessly torture yourself with work, chase after any possible opportunities for motivation and achievement and you can even try to look at everything and everyone positively...But you won’t last too long.
And until you see at least a tiny result of all your attempts, you’ll be sprinting from one thing to another and swimming in your own made-up weaknesses.
It’s just like self-confidence that is based on what you’ve already done. If you’ve written sixty articles, it’s most likely you won’t doubt the sixty-first one.
And youth is exactly the time of those infinite doubts, when you discover that all the truths of your past are now empty and worthless. It’s a crisis of moral values, ideas and foundations.
In other words, its the perfect time for your chance to switch to something entirely new, to make that sixty-first article a breakthrough...And watch how it doesn’t become a breakthrough. And then you’re left with options to either go and do it differently, do it better or to just lye and moan that nothing ever goes as planned.
In times like this the scenario suggests a wild plot twist. For example, all of the office clerks of Europe say ‘F*&^ it!’ and head to Tibet. But probably this applies to the midlife crisis more.
When you’re young, every day is an endless turn, twist, and nosedive. You try to hold on to your childhood values but they don’t work anymore. You try to imitate the values of adults but they make you feel sick.
The transition to an adult life is like your first alcoholic drink at a birthday party: you drink it ‘cause you’ve got to, but deep down you’re still thinking of your favorite milk shake. ‘
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