I am truly GenX
2002-11-05 12:44:39 ET

I forgot how great this book is.

MID TWENTIES BREAKDOWN: A period of mental collapse occuring in one's twenties, often caused by an inability to function outside of school or structured environments coupled with a realization of one's essential aloneness in the world. Often marks induction into the ritual of pharmeceutical usage.

2002-11-05 13:09:06 ET

i heard about mid life crisis, but never heard of "mid twenties breakdown"... you didn't just make it up right? well, sounds very familiar... i think i've been like that all my life... :)
so do you think this is what you're going through these days? hhmmm... that's reasonable...

2002-11-05 13:14:17 ET

interesting, interesting...
im actually glad i was homeschooled...as much as it sucked at the time...

2002-11-05 13:26:22 ET

it's a modern condition really. because we're a society based on stupidity. of who's gonna be better faster harder stronger. that we burn out quicker. it's beat to hell and i refuse!

2002-11-05 13:27:37 ET

i think kids who are home schooled and don't take part in any other activities (with other kids at the same age) are gonna be socially retarded when they're older... but that's really off topic... i guess it gets really hard coping with life after serving in the army for 3 years... now you're not being told what to do all the time, and you're not a part of a system, you're on your own and it's hard...

2002-11-05 13:40:09 ET

oh no i did plenty of things with kids my age...it just wasnt in a school environment...ive always had to figure things out for myself for better or worse...but it gives you an entirely different perspective on everything

2002-11-05 14:19:38 ET


I hope you can find inspiration to go out somewhere.. :/

2002-11-05 15:04:05 ET


I'm kinda pleased.shocked/confused at the discussion my wittle post made. Anyway, for those who don't know, it's a quote from Douglas Coupland's terrific book Generation X: Tales for an accelerated culture.

I DO think this is what I'm going through.. Here's another lovely, a lot of my friends are in this one:
A job taken with the sole intention of staying only for a limited period of time (often one year). The intention is usually to raise enough funds to partake in another, more personally meaningful activity such as watercolor sketching in Crete or designing computer knit sweaters in Hong Kong. Employers are rarely informed of intentions.


A low-pay, low-prestige, low-dignity, low-benifit, no-future job in the service sector. Frequently considered a satisfying career choice by people who have never held one.

2002-11-05 15:34:16 ET


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