A Little Perspective

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Quarter Life Crisis

Alright, so I've been considering something along the lines of this for quite some time and while it's not likely that I'm going to live to the ripe old age of 88 years old, we're going to round down and call it a quarter-life crisis. Today I was discussing the 5 year plan (or semblance of a plan) with one of my friends. Honestly, I've always been one of those people who takes a strange sort of joy from mapping things out and then changing them everyday until something better comes along. Kind of like Jerusalem, because I sure as heck didn't see that train coming. Anyways, today as I hashed out "the plan" I realized I am no longer excited about it. In fact, the thought makes me want to bang my head against the wall...just a little. When did that happen? When did the future become so bleak that I no longer look forward to it? I dunno, maybe I'm just having an off day.

Second interesting topic of the day, my friend and I also had a conversation about girls and dating. For those of you who don't know me well, you should probably know that I love observing people. If I could have one superpower it would be invisibility, because everyone acts differently when they know someone's watching, but you see the real person emerge when they think they're all alone. Anyways, the point of this is that I frequently observe the actions and tendencies of people around me and I have reached a fairly solid conclusion. However, I'd like to put a disclaimer on it and specify that this is not an all inclusive generalization. It is simply what I have observed as most common in relationships. Guys love to date girls who are very good at talking about themselves. Why? I was hoping you'd ask... In my professional (profesh what? exactly. don't listen to a word i say) opinion, I believe it is because guys are lazy and don't like to carry on intelligent conversations. It's a whole lot easier to sit there and listen to a self absorbed girl blabber on about herself and all her problems instead of asking questions and giving thoughtful responses.Now don't go and click the comments all in a huff, just think about it, observe some couples interaction, and if you can prove me wrong on more than a few counts (because as we all know there are always exceptions) I will yield to your superior results.

2 Comments:

Blogger Michemily said...

I know what you mean, and I'm almost to the real 25! Yikes. Sometimes I think I know what I'd really like to do, but then I want to do simple things, like learn how to bake German goodies, or take organ lessons while earning just enough to support myself. Life is crazy and interesting.

May 9, 2009 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I just have to say that you are a genius! That explains a lot and I totally agree with your thesis!

May 10, 2009 at 12:52 PM  

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