“Is a Quarter-Life Crisis a real thing?” and other things I Googled this week

Updated: Jul 25


"... And Other Things I Googled This Week" is a weekly entertainment column written by various MYllennial Contributors.


Do you ever find yourself three hours deep in a Youtube hole? Or googling absurd and interesting (and sometimes not all that interesting) things?


We're all guilty.


I took the liberty of going through my google search history this week; partly out of my own interest, and partly to report my internet searches ... to the internet.


So without further ado **googles "ado”**, I give you three strange things I googled in the last week:


1. “Is a Quarter-Life Crisis a Real Thing?”

Look, I don’t remember what kind of fragile state I must have been in when I fecklessly typed this into the Google search bar. But I am about to turn 25, so my best bet is that I’m involuntarily succumbing to the societal pressure to have married, procreated, adopted two dogs, travelled to every continent on earth, forged a commercial empire, and have an impressive property portfolio of real estate in the Virgin Islands… all by the time I’m 30.


*googles psychologists in my area*


As it turns out, not only is the quarter-life crisis a real phenomenon, they’re actually quite common.


And according to the internet’s most reputable and reliable source of information, Wikipedia (obvs); a quarter-life crisis can be defined as “a crisis involving anxiety over the direction and quality of one's life which is most commonly experienced in a period ranging from a person's twenties up to their mid-thirties.”


Apparently, some people begin to experience this as early as the age of eighteen and is often brought on by insecurity, doubt and disappointment surrounding your career, relationships and financial situation.




2. “Laser Tattoo Removal”

I was one teenager whom was always adamant that I would not get any tattoos.

And I didn't. I turned eighteen, no tattoos. Nineteen, none. Twenty, still no interest.


Then, when I was twenty-one, I accompanied a friend to her tattoo appointment. Somehow, I left the studio with some new 'ink'. My friend, however, left with clean skin.


“Ten percent tougher” with each tat they say. But I wasn’t tough at all.

You see, my tattoo... was a pineapple. A teeny-tiny pineapple. And let me tell you, there is nothing overly ‘tough’ about a tropical fruit.


Not particularly loving this permanent reminder of my 'totally bad-ass past' (what a joke), I must have desperately googled what might be involved should I have it removed.


In case you're wondering, it would take 4x 20 minute sessions at 85-bucks-a-pop to zap away this bad boy. Oh, and apparently it hurts. A lot.


Worth it? - To give a little perspective, that's $340 and 1.3 hours of pain to remove a (very small) tattoo that cost about $130 and was relatively painless in the first place.





3. “What Constitutes a Salad?”

Yeah... I googled that. I think it was in an effort to debunk the whole “Chocolate is salad” thing (or really just trying to convince myself that chocolate is indeed salad, and is therefore completely acceptable to consume at dinner time). In case you're a bit lost, this is in relation a meme that has been doing the rounds since about 2009:



So does chocolate qualify? What actually makes salad a salad?


I'm so glad you asked. A salad is any of the various “usually cold dishes” including raw greens, vegetables and toppings. It is served with dressing or small pieces of food, or usually mixed with a dressing or set in gelatin.


To my disappointment, it is not a “usually room temperature” solid confection made of sugar, sugar, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa beans, milk powder and something called ‘soy lecithin’...


*Googles Soy Lecithin*


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