Ah, the existential crisis. We’ve all experienced at least one moment of inner panic while shouting “Who am I?” at the mirror, only to find our own reflections mocking us by shouting the same thing back, like a well-synced version of Garth and Kat. And how annoying is this? Our reflections should at least have the decency to be like, “Hey idiot. You’re you. Here’s a name tag and a Sharpie so you don’t forget again.”
“What am I doing here,” is another question that we tend to ask ourselves. (Although, if you woke up on a stranger’s couch it’s probably better if you ask questions later and focus on leaving before they wake up.) These life-queries are often associated with the search for deeper, inner meaning — for answers that can’t be found on Google.
Sometimes, though, every once in a while, the hard-hitting questions can actually be solved with a simple infographic.
Don’t you just feel like you get it. All of it. Now?
Oh! And by the way, you probably are on either way but wasn’t this much more fun than doing work?
Illustration by Becky Murphy