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"It's a balloon reminder that all joy is fleeting."
Tags:street art, street artists, clown, clowns, circus clown, circus clowns, sad clown, sad clowns, balloon, balloons, party balloon, party balloons, ruined childhood, let down, let-down, child, kid, kids, childhood, childrens entertainers, children's entertainers, childrens entertainer, children's entertainer, part clown, part clowns, depression, depressed, misery, miserable, existential, existential crisis, birthday, birthdays, birthday party, birthday parties, joy is fleeting
"He's running late this morning. He unexpectedly snapped out of denial."
Tags:denial, in denial, late for work, morning, mornings, monday, mondays, monday morning, monday mornings, midlife crisis, mid-life crisis, middle age, middle aged, getting old, getting older, ageing, crisis, existential crisis, running late, excuse, excuses, bad excuse, bad excuses, sick day, sick days, sick leave, sickie, sickies, the inevitability of death
"Nathan just realized that he's fast approaching he 47th anniversary of his bar mitzvah."
Tags:age, ageing, getting on, getting old, getting older, bar mitzvah, bnai mitzvah, b'nai mitzvah, coming of age, jewish celebration, jewish celebrations, coming of age ceremony, coming of age ceremonies, existential crisis, existential crises, anniversary, anniversary, bar mitzvahs, old person, old people
"Why are we here?"
Tags:therapy, therapists, therapist, counselor, counselors, counseling, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, pig, pigs, slaughter, slaughter house, slaughter houses, pork, animal slaughter, meaning of life, purpose, purposeless, existential crisis, farm animal, farm animals
"My God, do you realize the year's half over?"
Tags:cat, cats, cat owner, cat owners, pet cat, pet cats, cat lover, cat lovers, lazy, laziness, layabout, layabouts, lazy cat, lazy cats, existential crisis, new perspective, new perspectives, regret, regrets, wasting time, waste of time, useless, uselessness, pointless, pointlessness, mid year, mid-year, july, summer
"Do you have any why-to books?"
Tags:bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, literal, literal joke, shopping, bookshop, bookshops, book shop, book shops, library, libraries, librarian, librarians, shelves, shelf, bookstore, clerk, self help, self-help, help, how to, how-to, manual, manuals, guide, guides, why, point, what's the point, existential, existentialism, existential crisis, depressed, depress, get well soon, cheer up, sympathy, sympathies
In the piltdown sector
"My whole life stretches out before me as a series of egg-white omelettes."
Tags:middle age, middle aged, mid life crises, mid-life crisis, diner, diners, existential crisis, omelette, omelettes, egg white omelette, egg white omelettes, hopeless, hopelessness, boring, bored, boredom, pointless, pointlessness, egg yolk, egg yolks, disappointment, disappointments, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs
Mysterious stranger wonders who he, himself, is.
Tags:bar, bars, crowd, crowds, crowded, stranger, strangers, mysterious stranger, mysterious strangers, existential crisis, existential crises, crisis, crises, personal crisis, personal crises, self-discovery, stock character, stereotype, cliche, cliches, film cliche, film cliches, find yourself, found yourself, lose yourself, lost yourself
"Sheldon is having a mid-life crisis. He can't decide whether to remain Reform, become Orthodox or return to conservative
Tags:mid life crisis, mid life crises, mid-life crisis, mid-life crises, life choices, big decision, big decisions, judaism, orthodox jew, conservative jew, conservative jews, reform judaism, jewish denominations, existential crisis, existential crises, liberal judaism, progressive judaism, changing denomination, changing denominations, middle age, middle aged
"I have no idea where we parked the car, or why we exist."
Tags:philosophy, philosophical, philosophical question, philosophical questions existential, existential crisis, exist, existence, existential anxiety, mall, malls, shopping mall, shopping malls, shopping, escalator, escalators, woman, women, parking lot, parking lots, parked car, parked cars, car, cars, parking, lost, confused, anxious, incompetent, incompetents, incompetence, useless, bad memory, can't remember, meaning, meaning of life
"Two roads diverged in a wood and I didn't know which one to cross."
Tags:poem, poems, poetry, the road not taken, robert frost, poet, poets, literature, joke, jokes, riddle joke, riddle jokes, why did the chicken cross the road, chicken, chickens, bar, bars, drinking, drunken question, drunken questions, existential crisis, existential crises, drown your sorrows, drowning your sorrows
"He says he feels empty inside."
"What if we're just a ship in somebody's bottle? Yar, here comes me existential crisis."
Tags:pirate, pirates, parrot, parrots, pirate ship, pirate ships, ship, ships, ocean, sea, seas, ship in a bottle, miniature, miniatures, miniature ship, miniature ships, existentialism, existentialist, existentialists, philosophy, philosopher, philosophers, meaning of life, crisis, existential crisis, thinker, thinkers, existence
"Is this what I want to be doing with my death?"
"According to this not only are we lost but in one way or another we've always been lost."
Tags:car, cars, vehicle, vehicles, automobile, automobiles, driver, drivers, driving, lost, confused, direction, directions, map, maps, road map, road maps, philosophy, philosophical, existential crisis, meaning of life, purpose, meaning, modern life, couple, couples, backseat driver, backseat drivers, backseat driving
"He Does Have A Point."
Tags:scream, screams, screaming, screamed, existential dread, existence, existence is pain, existential, existential crisis, classical art, classical, classics, classic art, art classics, art theory, art history, history of art, impressionism, expressionism, impressionist, expressionist, munch, edvard munch, international, norway, scandinavian, scandinavia, pop culture, pop culture reference, doom, doomed, misery
"Dearly beloved. We are gathered here today to acknowledge the fact that no other person will ever be capable of erasing that feeling of utter existential loneliness eating away at us at night when we can't fall asleep."
Tags:mortality, existential crisis, figure skating, figure skater, figure skaters, ambition, ambitions, hopes and dreams, regret, regrets, triple axel, triple axels, skating, ice skating, ice-skating, ice skater, ice skaters, axel jump, axel jumps, acceptance, axel paulsen, mid life crisis, mid-life crisis, middle age, middle aged, give up, giving up
"We've got to lighten up those fortune cookies!"
Tags:fortune, fortunes, fortune cookie, fortune cookies, bad fortune, bad fortunes, chinese, chinese restaurant, chinese restaurants, prediction, predictions, predict, predicts, predicting, lighten up, lightens up, depress, depresses, depressing, dessert, desserts, frighten, frightens, scare, scares, fatalist, fatalism, fatalistic, existential crisis, existential crises, mental health, bad for business
Tags:existentialism, existentialist, existentialists, give up, giving up, pointless, pointlessness, middle age, middle aged, mid life crisis, mid-life crisis, existential crisis, philosophy, philosopher, philosophers, boat, boats, rowing boat, rowing boats, existential choice, human condition, the human condition
"Why are we here?"
"I failed three of those 'Prove you're not a robot' tests. What... am I?"
"I'm starting to wonder if my story is ever going to be uplifting."
Tags:life story, life stories, depressing, depressed, depressive, depressives, uplift, uplifting, pessimist, pessimists, pessimism, existential crisis, existential crises, miserable, misery, unhappy, unhappiness, ruminate, ruminations, ruminating, modern life, modern attitudes, hopeless, hopelessness