In mid 20s. Directionless. Bored.
Thats the youth of India. Forget the mid life crisis.. we are facing a damn quarter life crisis [QLC] !
QLC is basically a bugging state of mind which gives birth to questions such as: Where I am heading? Whats my life for? Why the fuck I am so bored? Why dont MTV stops torturing intelligent minds? Ok.. last one is purely my frustration but the reality is that everyone of us is frustrated unless one is absolutely brain dead (a.k.a. MTV 'Angrez' wannabees).
I can think of QLC as: (BTW, if you think the drawing is crappy; you need urgent enhancement in the brain department.. concentrate on the message and not the crap drawing!!)
Why do we have QLC? Why are we so restless anyways? We are intelligent (except those morons who wear T-shirts with stupid messages or vote for Rahul Gandhi coz they think hes cute), yet we cant figure out why we are so bored and see no direction whatsoever. I myself belong to this category so cant find solutions but this post isnt about that anyways.
This generation, mine and yours, is shit confused about stuff. And its only coz we are the ones who spent a good part of our lives in pre-liberal India and latter now.. when everything has changed. We are confused about what to follow: Society or our mind? This confusion undoubtedly breeds a sense of un-belonging.
What I really find shitty is the question: Where am I heading and whats the purpose of my life? If you ask me this question in the morning, I will tell you am heading to office and the purpose of my life is to earn money to blow up on 'beer-ing' myself and having fun. If you ask me that when am back from office, the answer will change to: I am heading for my bed for am hell tired and the purpose is nothing but sleep! Ambitions, exercise, going out, discos etc.: Go, fuck yourself. My sleep is more important to me.
And trust me, I have realised that this is the only way to defeat QLC. Dont think ahead at all. Thinking too much or too far ahead can only lead to bullcrapped brain. The more we think, the more we lose. Its real hard not to do that but thats the only way to get out of QLC. Everyone's life is in some mess or the other. Trick is not to let that mess eat away the fun of being alive.
Btw, just substitute quarter life in place of mid-life in this image and you get the point:
We basically cant pinpoint the purpose of our lives or where we are headed. These are trap questions; aimed to put our minds into a loop of enormous confusion and insanity. Now, i dont give a shit about idiotic motivational chaps or books but I agree with one statement : The moment is NOW. We can plan but cant exactly know what will be the future. So, instead of thinking, the motive should be to have hell fun in the present.
Thats the only way to fuck QLC. Not being too hard on self because its OK to be down and dusted sometimes. Its perfect to be a rat one day instead of the cat. Questions will try to trap the brain but ultimately its for us to get up our asses and tell QLC to fuck off or better, bother those morons who have IQs less than the length of a housefly's nostril hair (This category prominently includes reality TV stars).