You are Not AlonePosted on September 4th, 2012
We are the most uber-connected, plugged in, Facebooked, Pinned, engaged, informed, yet freaking.isolated.generation in the history of the universe. Research shows that today’s twentysomethings spend more time alone than any other age group. Even slightly above the elderly. They’re at least playing shuffle puck together.
How can this be? Why are we so isolated?
“We long for the assurance that we are not taking this journey alone” ~ Ken Gire
We’ve all experienced the frustration of our 20’s going nothing as we planned, so why do we still feel like we’re the only ones who are struggling?
Is it because everyone has become so good at putting a PR spin on our own Facebook profiles?
Or maybe, we’re just simply not talking. I mean really talking, apart from Status Updates and Tweets.
Maybe it’s just our culture’s pastime to always appear like we have our shiz together, when it couldn’t be further from the truth? To buy that BMW convertible when you can barely afford rent on your small apartment. I’m not sure.
But feeling that we’re alone is the single greatest magnifier of depression, anxiety, and confusion in our 20′s. It’s vital we blow this lie up. But how?
7 Reasons You Are Not Alone
Let’s start here: if you feel like you’re stuck between being adult and child, neither growing nor grown.
– you’re not alone.
If you feel like you’re struggling through a Quarter-Life Crisis you swore you’d never have.
– you’re not alone.
If you’re wondering when life is going to finally feel like “it’s supposed to”.
– you are not alone.
If you’re searching for a place to hang up your coat because it actually feels like home again.
If you’re staring at your gray, cubicle walls wondering how the heck you ended up here.
If you’re wondering if God changed his number and forgot to pass the message on to you.
If you’re asking “what am I doing with my life?” nearly every.single.day
– you my friend, ARE NOT ALONE.
Call someone right now. Shatter the illusion that everything is fine and dandy when it’s not. Have a real conversation. Let them in. Yes making and keeping friends in our 20′s can feel harder than Chuck Norris’ abs. But we have to keep trying.
Let’s stop trying to figure this life out on our own.
Because I promise you, you’re not alone.