How to Deal With Self-Imposed Existentialism

Are you suffering from an existential crisis?

Or are you just thinking that you are suffering from one?

 

Increasingly, I have started to wonder if the ‘existential crisis’ that many people face, is actually something that is ‘actual’ & ‘self-imposed’ rather than being a genuine issue.

Why do I feel this way?

Simple …

You could actually say that I was guilty of doing this in my own life.

When I think about the ‘existential crisis’ in my own life  … I am sure that while a great deal of it was REAL, a part of it was actually self-imposed.

I know this because in many ways, I was actually not having an existential crisis during the moments in life when I was feeling like I was suffering from one …

But the reality was that it wasn’t really an existential crisis unto itself … On the contrary, it was something that I had ‘imposed’ on myself …

To put it a little more in detail, what was happening was that I was actually forcing myself to have an existential crisis!

Hard to believe?

Why would I want to do that?

Am I insane?

Well, read on …

 

So why does it happen?

Well, I am not really sure about it to be honest. But I have a feeling that it is actually a very interesting concept unto itself. It isn’t really something that people learn about from the education system or people around them.

In fact, you can go so far as to say that most people are not even aware about its existence; they are too distracted with their own lives and the daily grind, that they ignore everything else around them. While they certainly face it every once in a while in life, they don’t really pay much attention to it. Furthermore, the vast majority of them simply dismiss the whole thing as nothing more than a bizarre aberration and move on with their lives.

Those people in the world who do pay attention to the whole thing are actually in the minority; some of them go on to find a useful purpose for it all, like the author of this amazing website! 😉 …

… and incidentally happen to be the same sort of people who usually investigate the whole thing, to the point that they get sucked into the existential pit …

… which was the case with me. I was so engrossed in my effort to decipher the existential, that I inadvertently ended up becoming a victim of it! Talk about irony …

But that’s what happens when you pay too much attention to something. You are eventually going to get sucked into whatever it is you are engrossing yourself with, until the point where you become a part of the whole thing … It’s just a consequence of what happens when you pay too much attention to something in life, be it a good or bad thing …

So anyway, while paying attention to this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it is at the same time not something one must spend too much time on for two reasons;

  • One is that it is a waste of time.
  • The other is that you might just get sucked into the existential pit while you are busy investigating the whole thing.

 

So how do you deal with this self-imposed existentialism?

Simple …

Just walk away from it and that’s about it …

You don’t have to torture yourself willingly. What are you? … A kind of a glutton for punishment?

The only thing that you have to do is tell yourself this statement …

“This is a completely pointless activity and in fact, a downright waste of my precious time … It’s time to do something far more productive …”

… and after you tell yourself this, get off your behind and get busy with anything that is fun or productive.

 

The point I’m trying to make here is this …

Having an existential crisis is a nightmare unto itself. But at the same time, isn’t really something that you have to force yourself to endure in life.

Why do you want to willingly jump into the existential pit, when you have the freedom to enjoy all that the world has to offer you?

Just forget about it all …

Forget that it even exists as well …

And get busy living your life!

Good Luck! 😀 

 
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