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Old 04-20-2013, 07:34 AM
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Anxiety? Existential crisis? David Lynch film? Take a Tylenol - latimes.com
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:38 AM
Location: Raleigh NC
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Now THAT is the most intriguing thing I've heard lately. I'm going to go pop a couple Tylenol just to see...

Anyway, I too am going through an existential crisis at the moment, although I feel as if I've been going through it for the past 25 years or so. I first felt these stirrings at around age 20, I distinctly remember sitting in the college lounge area and getting this overwhelming feeling of 'why am I here' and a sick feeling in my stomach that my life was pointless. And here I am at 44 still searching, still thinking too much, still overwhelmed with angst that I'm running out of time to make my life meaningful.

I feel like I'm finally READY though, to be done with the angst once and for all. Or at least to learn what exactly it is (low self esteem? remnants from Catholic Italian upbringling in a small minded town? genetics (depression/anxiety run rampant on mom's side)? personality type? zodiac sign? too many years of doing things because I felt like I 'should' be doing them? WHAT IS IT??? I really am starting to be just plain tired of it all. I, like all of us I'd surmise, just want to be happy, content, at peace.

It helps knowing I'm not the only one out there feeling like this (and as anyone who's felt this way knows, it is very easy to feel all alone and that no one understands...)

Please let's keep this conversation going, I think it helps to share. It helps me at least
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