Another repost from In Mala Fide, about what you should not worry about when you’re young. In short, none of that intellectual stuff.
If you have been beaten like a red-headed stepchild all your childhood, literally or metaphorically, you may have an urge to find the Meaning of Life. That’s a worthwhile thing to think about, but after you have taken care of your more prosaic needs, like money and sex.
I was out in the boonies in the South, driving back from another unsuccessful job interview, listening to a country music station. They played a real oldie called “Faster Horses”, which is to the point such things are the point of life.
Personal update- my foreign girlfriend broke up with me yesterday, then talked herself out of it, as she has done once or twice before. I was not trying to convince her not to- I have been thinking it’s got to end soon and I need to just let it go- but she did it herself. I am going to have to talk about Latin emotions at some point.