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Another Oooof Day.

Many expletives have been deleted. But I have been distracting myself by googling 'existential malaise' and 'existential despair', because late last night it occurred to me that if I could only get a handle on this problem I might cope better.

I find it a little odd that many consider it a first world problem. Not that I'm not a first world person, but my circumstances don't entirely fit all that 'first world problem' implies. The knowledge that I'd be well dead by now, or living hand-to-mouth and vulnerable, if I were not in the first world, doesn't make my problems in this society trivial. Nor does that knowledge decrease my malaise and despair - it only makes me more anxious about the vagaries of life, and the importance of nothing more than sheer luck.

I also expect that people with my problems, not in the first world, probably do experience this type of sadness and despair, it's just that we don't hear about it. The fact that you need the luxury of a voice does not mean you don't have something to say.

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dragonsally
May. 10th, 2014 09:11 am (UTC)
The fact that you need the luxury of a voice does not mean you don't have something to say


True.

Nor does that knowledge decrease my malaise and despair - it only makes me more anxious about the vagaries of life, and the importance of nothing more than sheer luck.

Hell, I could quote this whole post.
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