Thursday, October 22, 2009

Post College Identity Crisis

It used to be that the term identity crisis only applied to men of a certain age, usually mid-forties. They earned this title usually because of a recent purchase like a motorcycle, a fiery red sports car, or a new girlfriend who goes by the name KiKi. But something has happened that begs for explanation. We are seeing young people in their mid twenties and thirties experiencing an identity crisis of their own. It doesn't appear in the traditional ways we are used to seeing, but it can be summed up (in my opinion) in a universal feeling that all post-college people seem to share: a lack of purpose.

Life after college seems dangerously meaningless and full of 9 to 5 obligations that seem to have nothing more to do with anything but making money that goes to paying bills. Caught in a vicious cycle of monotony that never characterized their life before. They have found the American dream to be quite hollow indeed. The Postmodern Era is seeming to create an outcry for change. Not accepting things as they are, but a resolve to make it better. I don't know how many commercials I've seen in the past week saying that this or that amount would go to help some cause. It's incredible in my opinion, and I can't help but feel that the church has a great opportunity here to address the cries of our young people and be the examples of lives lived on purpose. Perhaps this is no identity crisis but a call of awakening by the Spirit. Only time will tell...

1 comment:

Coby Almond said...

I agree. Updates girl!!!