More than half of millennials going through 'quarter-life crisis'
Six in 10 millennials claim to be going through a âquarter-lifeâ crisis, according to a new study.
Many of us are familiar with the trope of a mid-life crisis â a person in middle age who is feeling stuck in a rut, and who reacts by indulging in erratic behaviour like making spontaneous career decisions or buying a motorbike.
But now it seems more and more of us are evaluating our existence far earlier as a new study reveals more than half of millennials are experiencing a âquarter-life crisisâ....
Their brains are finally maturing at age 25. Neurologists say that's the time it takes for the human brain to mature, and the last part to do so is the decision-making part. Thus, you see under-25 youths doing stupid things on funny video shows on TV. Rarely will you see a 35-yr old, with 2 kids at home, doing anything close to it, unless large quantities of alcohol are involved. It would make more sense to make all youths in the US serve in the military like they do in Switzerland, before they reach age 25. It would function as that 'coming of age' stage that many today are paying colleges hundreds of thousands of dollars for. Want to see the world?-Join the Navy is the old slogan.
That's just it, Wayfarer. To have gained the whole world but lost their souls...and can't find the direction their lives crave yet still have very much at their finger tips - that must be the center of this so-called crisis. Sounds like the Lord could be setting up a next Great Awakening opportunity here....
Good comments QC, when you have everything, without actually having to earn or attain without family help or change of lifestyle, life is futile. Free phones, education, sex, everything is provided without responsibility and youâre still unhappy. The whole world is made of rich young rulers and their barns are full. Not many have an eternal perspective .
Quite a while ago now, a friend of mine sent me a book entitled "Lost in the Middle: Midlife and the Grace of God." I wish I could find it and re-read thru it. The basic premise is that at some point, some suddenly find that either their purpose in life was a falacy or that some disabling condition forces a major life change. Those who relied on the Lord survived the storm. Those who didn't rely on the Lord often made horrible choices.
Trusting the Lord to lead and guide starts with a relationship with and through Jesus. My guess is those 20-somethings are floundering with life's direction because they lack that firm Foundation. If they feel their lives are nothing but random chance, there is nothing on which to grasp in their minds. They need Jesus. Then we begin to understand that the Lord is God and not we ourselves. We see that He has work for us to do that matters to Him no matter how mundane. We see that doing all for His glory is what is important. These kids need that in this sin darkened world. Not a quarter-life crisis at all...it's a life crisis.