The same existential/identity crisis that affects middle-aged people, but at around the age of 25.
- Dude, have you heard about Brian? He's given up college and decided to go backpacking through Latin America!
- Yeah, he's probably in his quarterlife crisis...
A philosophical overwhelmedness with the reality of one's own personal freedom (which occurring between 20 and 30 years of age).
When I was 24 my quarter life crisis led me to quit my job and drive across the country without a plan.
The time when you reach your 20s and you realize that you have no money, no job, no properties, no credit (not enough) and no significant others.
Mom: What are you so depressed about? You are young and the future is out there!
Son: You don't understand. I'm in a quarter-life crisis.
1. Similar to a mid-life crisis, but in your 20's; average life expectancy is around 80, so a quarter of the way through is 20.
The term appeared in the song "Why Georgia" by John Mayer.
"Call it a quarter life crisis... or just a stirring in my soul" --John Mayer
Named for 25 year olds who are (nearly) fresh out of college, and either can't get a job or can't make ends meet.
My fiance's in a quarter life crisis.
taken from "Mid-life crisis"
which is at 50
quater being 25
one can get quarter life crisis from any of the below
1) Not married
2) Feels so old and still wants to be in college or high school
3) getting Married
I'm having a quater life crisis!
Similar to the mid-life crisis, but happens around the early twenties. This particularly affects college students who just got a whole heaping helping of reality thrust upon them. Signs of a quarter life crisis may include: Constant tears, staring into an abyss of emptiness trying to figure out your life, incessant muttering, an unwilling impulse to curl up in the fetal position, and that crazy pot head in high school just became a parent and you can't stop thinking you will be next.
1. --What's the matter with Shannon?
--Her parents are making her pay for college.
--OOoooohhhh. That's why she's in the fetal position muttering money.
2. --Where's Jeremy?
--His girlfriend got pregnant so he's taking care of her.
--Jeremy?!? The guy who did twenty shots before the final?
--Yeah. Makes you wish you were back in middle school.
--Come off your Quarter-life crisis. middle school sucked.