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An "Existential Crisis" is when and individual person starts to question their entire existence and questioning if being alive even has a point or if it's all pointless. It also is hard to get out of because when you are debating if reality has a purpose it gets in the way of everyday things, like Making Cereal or Recording Videos or any sort of activity.
Existential Crisis's include the EXITING topics of...:
-The inevitability of death
-The crushing loneliness of realizing all humans inherently are and will die alone
-The absurd meaninglessness of the universe and as far as we know there is no reason or purpose for human existence
by X_Random_X October 25, 2015
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A period in which you contemplate the meaning of life, your purpose in life, the inevitability of death, etc.

This can last from a few minutes up to a month. Best done lying on your tummy face down on a flat surface (usually the ground) with hands by sides. Can occur at any time during the day.

Most commonly occurs among people in their 20s as they have just become free and are living their own lives and making decisions which will impact them in the long run.
Made popular by Dan Howell (danisnotonfire)
Existential Crisis 1: *lying on the floor at the bottom of the stairs* "Life is so pointless. I work so hard to further my career and have a life when really it'll all be worth nothing because I'll just die. Is this really what I want to be doing?"

Existential Crisis 2: "Making some cereal.... Why do I exist? Life is pointless."
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by kridjiti November 27, 2016
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Existential crisis in the works:
Dan: Making some cereal......why do I exist? Life is pointless....
Dan: Time to make a video! So fun! .....One day I and everyone I love will be dead. We're so alone in the universe
by dungman October 14, 2013
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A deep, obsessive concern with unanswered questions about the meaning of life and existence, resulting in the disruption of one's daily life and characterized by long or short-lasting bouts of apathy and depression.
"Dude, what's up with Steve?"
"He's been reading a lot of Nietzsche and watching How the Universe Works on the Discovery Channel, now he's having an existential crisis."
by Jimmy Banks November 25, 2012
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It's when you begin to question meaning of life; meaning of your existence
I'm having an existential crisis; Everyone I know is going to die....I'm so alone in the world.
by Amy Blaze February 14, 2015
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Realizing that life is meaningless, worthless, or at best, a shit sandwich.
With the Grexit looming Christine is having an existential crisis. Being a disingenuous creep, and not wanting to face the possibility that she is simply just a highly paid shit supplier to the world shit sandwich market, Christine does not opt to reform the accumulated rot of the IMF but opts instead to blame Greece.
by WeDontCall911 June 29, 2015
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"My youth is slipping away as time slips like a torrenting waterfall through my fingers towards inevitable death" -
Danisnotonfire who casually finds himself questioning the meaning of life in the hallway and/or staircase.
"He found himself having another existential crisis after questioning the meaning of his pointless life."
by onethiccpotato April 23, 2018
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