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So I think i'm having a mid-mid life crisis if that is possible? I am starting to evaluate where my life is heading and the weirdest thing is that I am starting to think about death a lot. I guess this could be part of hte depression, but I'm starting to think "wow, I'm actually going to die some day (I thought that in bed one night and it scared me--I startd to panic realizing there is no escape or whatever). Is this normal coming to terms with your mortality, even though I'm just 23 years old, or is this most likely the dp and depression.

You know, I often wonder "why me?" when I think about all my problems. In my favorite fantasy series, the Belgariad and Mallorean by David Eddings, the main character often asks this about his fate. He is always countered by his grandfater telling him that is a useless question. I wish I could view it this way too...i know it's worthless to think about it, but I keep wondering why I was stuck with this shit and so many others are happy.
 
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I'm about to turn twenty-one and I have very similar thoughts. "Why am I alive at all? Why couldn't I have never been born in the first place? I didn't ask to be alive."

At the same time I realize that I've been born in very fortunate circumstances and have the resources needed to make just about anything I want out of life -- everything, that is, but the will to do so. Sometimes I just don't see the point.

I guess one can have a crisis at any time of life.
 

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You could have something similar to a mid-life crisis, but by definition to have a mid-life crisis you also need to be in...well, mid-life.

Also, people in mid-life crises often have them after the realization that they never got the career they wanted, that their marriage has just broken up, that their kids are off and about and so on, and therefore they find it hard to establish their "place" in the world any longer.

You might be going through a crisis perhaps, but it's probably not the same as a mid-life one.
 

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Philosophaster... my words exactly. I always say this... I didn't ask to be here, etc. And I also have had a great upbringing and so it's like I have no right to feel this way but I do. Sorry my thoughts are choppy.
 

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As a sufferer of DR for most of my life, it too have had a mid-life crises since my mid 20s. I think it goes with our plight. I really fear getting old and decrepit and finally, inevitably, dying.

You're not alone in that one.
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