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Old 30th Nov 2019, 15:11
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Existential Crisis - what does it mean to you?

Existential Crisis - A crisis that exists - where "existential" defines that the crisis does exist

Existential Crisis - A crisis that threatens the existence - where "existential" defines that the crisis actually threatens the existence of someone or something

Existential Crisis - A person struggling to find their purpose or meaning in their existence


Strangely enough, this document never mentions either word......
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Old 30th Nov 2019, 15:49
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Existential Crisis - a crisis described by someone who thinks that adding a fancy adjective makes it sound more serious.
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old,not bold; I like your definition best of all.
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Old 30th Nov 2019, 19:03
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What does it mean to me ?

It means a chance, for some sections of our society, to indulge robust social interaction to beat up police and other authority figures......(for fun)....
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I question this movie.
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Over-thought.

Existential Angst is usually what people talk about these days without understanding the meaning of either the former or latter; and when a friend tells you they are afflicted by it it's often a pre-cursor to making a flimsy excuse and nipping off to the bar to get another pint - unless, of course they're a mate in which case you sit, listen, inwardly digest and take action with phrases such as;

1) Chuck her mate, she/ he's not worth it.

2) Tell him/ her to stick their job where the sun don't shine.

3) Never do that on a Tuesday

and..

4) Don't do it that often mate, it'll will make you blind.

and somewhere in those replies you'll divine what ails them...
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I think, therefore I am. Well I think so... maybe... perhaps... dunno, never really thought about it. What was the question?
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old, not bold; Indeed, your description is the best! You could add to it though.....

''but if the Government throws a heap of money at the problem (for me/us) we can fix it!"
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Rene Descartes walks into a bar and sits down. Bartender asks, “Can I get something for you?” Rene says “I think..........not”. Poof. And disappears.
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"This is a crisis. A large crisis. In fact, if you got a moment, it's a twelve-storey crisis with a magnificent entrance hall, carpeting throughout, 24-hour portage, and an enormous sign on the roof, saying 'This Is a Large Crisis'. A large crisis requires a large plan."

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Existential Crisis - what does it mean to you?
A [email protected] is talking to me and it won't be a very long conversation.
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Never let a serious crisis go to waste....
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This topic give me a chance to think it over. I was thinking it was along the lines of having to choose, basically, who you are. A choice of what one stands for at the core. It’s not as easy as it sounds.

Here’s a wiki https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Existential_crisis
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It seems that there is agreement that the likes of the Green Party using the phrase to describe climate change is incorrect?
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I just saw the expression used in relation to the big losses being made by Peer to Peer lending schemes. (Sunday Times)
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Yes, so did I, a few minutes ago. And I'm still trying to work out whether the writer really meant "relating to human existence and experience" as Collins describes it, or whether it was just a candidate for Pseud's Corner.

Collins goes on; "You use existential to describe fear, anxiety, and other feelings that are caused by thinking about human existence and death.

Collins' example is: '"What if there's nothing left at all?' he cries, lost in some intense existential angst.'

Pseud's Corner, I reckon.

LowNSlow; Yes; Pseud's Corner for the Green Party too. Mind you, that goes for pretty much any utterance by any politician.

I'm now trying to get my tiny mind round this definition of Existentialism, and failing;

"A system of ideas made famous by Jean Paul Sartre in the 1940s in which the world has no meaning and each person is alone and completely responsible for their own actions, by which they make their own character."

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Always put de horse before Descartes.
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Jean Paul Sartre, an existentialist, had it right: "Hell is other people".
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