Existential crisis is a stage of development at which an individual questions the very foundations of their life: whether their life has any meaning, purpose or value; whether their parents, teachers, and loved ones truly act in their best interest; whether the values they have been taught have any merit; and whether their religious upbringing may or may not be founded in reality.
An existential crisis may result from:
* The sense of being alone and isolated in the world;
* A new found grasp or appreciation of one's mortality;
* Believing that one's life has no purpose or external meaning; or
* Awareness of one's freedom and the consequences of accepting or rejecting that freedom.
(Girl sits on chair, thinking)
(Two panels pass, the girl does not move)
Girl: If the question of what it all means doesn't mean anything, why do I keep coming back to it?
(Two boys are talking to each other) / First boy: She's getting existential again. / Second boy: It's okay, I have a super soaker. / (Second boy pulls a large super soaker from a drawer)