"Teenage" Angst: Some Wisdom Needed.

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    Nov 10, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    Or so it's called. Characterized by mood swings and uncertainty of self and whatnot. Do those/these feelings ever go away? Have you guys ever really figured out "who you are" without a doubt? Because I feel like, after all this time I've been alive, I'm capable of little more than pretending to be normal to make up for not knowing. icon_confused.gif

    I feel like, if this keeps up, I'll be swallowed up by madness... or some other dramatic cliche.

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    Nov 10, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    you just gotta get out of yer head. rarely are people as crazy as they think they are cuz real crazy people dont know they are crazy. occupy your time. my life now is so full i rarely have time to think those thoughts. im not saying join the military but if you want some kind of identity and direction it worked for me.
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    Nov 10, 2011 2:34 AM GMT

    "Have you guys ever really figured out "who you are" without a doubt?"

    Yes.



    "Because I feel like, after all this time I've been alive, I'm capable of little more than pretending to be normal to make up for not knowing."


    lol, define normal. icon_wink.gif
  • XiongWei

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    Nov 10, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    This is quite personal, so if you don't care to read it , please skip to the second paragraph. It's only a background
    Sadly not - My mind is in a constant state of flux - my friend thinks i have body dysmorphia. I'm not so sure. But I can go from wanting to bulk up and get big one week, to bordering anorexic the next, to freaking out about being 'too skinny' a month later. It's a massive issue that I've spent years trying to deal with, as it's not just the mentality towards my body image that changes. It can affect who I get along with, how i go about my daily routine, my moods, and even what I find enjoyable or not. It's something that has prevented me from reaching my potential in life as well, which is admittedly quite pathetic. Now I have found something I truly enjoy however in Rugby. I think that if I keep playing, then maybe, just maybe it'll help keep me stick to one specific body image. If I play rugby, I gotta be built like a rugby player after all. So fingers crossed It will give me some much needed stability.

    Sadly I don't really have any great advice for you about this issue. 'Teenage' angst isn't really something that magically leaves you when you get older. It's something we all have to deal with and hope that eventually we will get over. Some people take longer than others though, and it's okay. The important thing is to not beat yourself up about it. I used to , and it just made things worse. If you accept yourself as you are , even if you're not entirely sure what that is, it's better than always striving for something that you might not be. Just relax and go with the flow.

    p.s. I like the use of the Soul Eater moon there...

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    Nov 11, 2011 4:33 AM GMT


    I always had this image of this heroic, perfect man that I was suposed to be. I would always push myself to become that "person", which is imposible. My failing would bring me to think that I am inadiquite or not worthy. Over this past yeah I have let go of that image and discovered that the best you is the uninfluenced you. Pure you. And with that I have reconnected with myself. Its helped me to come out to people and get ride of the crap that you take on and belive that gets in the way of the moment. Its not so much a "discovery" of who you are, its a recognition and embrace of youself. Calm your mind and acknowledge youself. What do you find?

    "Pretending to be normal" What are you trying to hide? Why?
  • stratavos

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    Nov 11, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
    Normal is an illusion, and quite uninteresting, especially the normal that's based on averages.

    I'm still working on myself, and that'll be a lifelong thing, but... I'm working on: "know the things you can change, the things you can't, and being able to tell the difference"

    about angst: it "mostly" comes from not communicating with others, longing for something/someone, or being censored. Good luck with finding out ;)