Existential Dread

This painting by Kay Sage titled ‘Tomorrow is Never’, evokes a personal connection between what I sometimes feel and what it is depicting. The tall structures with the surrounding scaffolding represents a sense of entrapment, and loss of despair as the structures shadows over the vast infinite world.

Sometimes when the freedom of unlimited possibility is unveiled it can be overwhelming, this is a term labeled ‘existential dread’. As dire as it seems I feel as though this is a very common feeling among young adults trying to find themselves in this vast world of possibilities. Young adults are in the stage of their life where every decision seems to set the future in stone, and they must find a career field that satisfies their financial support, and happiness as well. Although there are endless possibilities of what I can do it feels as though I can do nothing but spectate.




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