Existential Crisis in the TV series “Awkward”
We are all familiar with the lonely Charlie Brown, who wishes he was popular and courageous enough to sit with the beautiful red-head girl that he has a crush on. In the comic strip, Charlie talks down of himself numerous times such as, “I always have to eat alone because nobody likes me..” and “I’d give anything to talk with her.. She’d never like me, though.. I’m so blah and so stupid.. She’d never like me.” He then explains that if he would go over and talk to her, everyone would laugh and she would feel insulted. Charlie’s, loneliness, low quality of life, and negative self-talk are all symptoms of his existential crisis. An Existential Crisis can be described as a deep, obsessive concern…show more content…
Not following society’s expectations has consequences such as being an outcast or being different from everyone. Being different is sometimes where bullying comes into play. Society is known to crush individuality. (Litt, Sheldon) The idea is to live life by your own rules and do as you please.
Everyday life is complicated for Jenna, hence the name of the series. She has her own blog titled “the invisible girl” that she types in everyday about how her day went, similar to a personal journal. When Jenna gets home from school on the second day, she is typing in her blog as she reads the letter she received, a “carefrontation letter”. The letter states,
Jenna, as you are now, you could disappear and no one would notice. Below is a list of suggestions that you should seriously consider:
1. Stop being such a p****. 2. Your instincts suck. Second guess them. 3. The only people more pathetic than you are your friends. Drop the dead weight. 4. When you’re pretty, you’re happy, and clearly you’re not happy. 5. Pull your head out of your ass and stand out. 6. Nobody likes pitiful. Stop being such a drag. 7. You have to be cruel to be kind. 8. Make amends.
A Friend (Alberghini, Chris)
As she reads this cruel letter, she types in her blog, “sometimes being a teenager makes you want to die.” At that moment, she went to her bathroom to take some ibuprofen for headache relief but began to choke on the two that she took. She spills the whole