Your 20s can be a difficult time. But keep your chin up! You’re ACTUALLY doing great. Don’t believe me? You’re actually doing way better than you think you are if:
You’re breathing without machinery or medical intervention
You’re not just a torso
Your skin doesn’t secrete a toxin that poisons those around you
-This would make hugs nearly impossible, and intimacy just a dream. It is a cool party trick though, and a very convenient form of pest control.
You haven’t resorted to dealing drugs or dangerous medical testing for income
-In college, I lived in a monkey lab for six months taking experimental Japanese medicines. I can tell you a thing or two about the highest highs, and the lowest lows.
You don’t live in a war torn country
-You can actually focus on things like a job, family, and personal relationships without constantly worrying about being vaporized by a drone attack you never saw coming.
You don’t have to risk your life in dangerous immigration attempts
Seriously, are you that insecure that you have to rely on ridiculous and mundane blogs to assure you that your life doesn’t suck? So you don’t have your dream job at 23, that doesn’t mean you need to spiral into a depression and start soul searching while looking for answers on Thought Catalog. Just get over it. Life is tough, and guess what? You actually may not be in the best place ever. But unless you’re going to take some Camus-like approach to life where you realize you can never conquer the absurdity, so you’re just going to kill yourself, then you need to realize that there’s hella depressing stuff in life and it all ends with death. Buck up, try to be the best person you can be, be nice to others, and for the love of God, quit comparing every single moment of your life to those around you. It’s okay to spend a moment in the shitty. It will be that much more worth it when you’re in a better place. And that better place may not come until you’re in your 30s or 40s. But don’t cry about it, and certainly don’t go looking for answers on some dumb blog. Like this one.