If you heard, or watch the news about Shia Labeouf lately you might heard about this word. This guy is showing up on red carpet wearing a carton bag mask with words on it that says “I’m not famous anymore.” why did he do it ? and yes, he got arrested. why ? “The “Transformers” actor was led away in handcuffs from a showing of “Cabaret” at a theater at New York’s Studio 54. He was drunk and had been disruptive in the theater, police said.” Quoted from CNN. later on he (shia) said , ” “F**k you. This is f***ing bull****. Do you know my life? Do you know who the f**k I am? Do you know who I am?” after being escorted by the police out of the theatre that showed a broadway, the police stated he lit up a cigarette and yells to the stage. LaBeouf was held overnight.
The question is,
why did he do that ?
An existential crisis is a moment at which an individual questions the very foundations of their life: whether their life has any meaning, purpose or value. This issue of the meaning and purpose of existence is the topic of the philosophical school of existentialism. Lately, Shia is not one of the most first option for big time movies, for instance the last transformers main actor is Mark Wahlberg. (maybe) This is one of the problem that triggered shia to do these things. well then, let’s see Shia after he got out from jail, should we ?
“I went through like an existential crisis … I had some hiccups, some judgement errors,” He said. and then Labeouf said “I got in this [entertainment] industry because I had this void. I’m a kid of abandonment and I thought somehow being a good actor would fill that void. I think we suffer from the same thing, which is just a lack of attention and love,” See the difference ? Shia is more humble, and more down to earth in this show, wanna know why ? well,this might help.
An existential crisis may resemble anomie (a personal condition resulting from a lack of norms) or a midlife crisis. Sometimes, an existential crisis stems from a person’s new perception of life and existence. Analogously, existentialism posits that a person can and does define the meaning and purpose of his or her life, and therefore must choose to resolve the crisis of existence.
so, after he got arrested, shia probably find a new perception of life or whatever he wants to find.
Existential crisis is considered to be a direct consequence of depression, being a prevalent symptom especially among children and young adults with above-average intelligence. The issue can be addressed in the same therapeutic and medical manner as ordinary depression, and is usually curable by antidepressants.
Sounds harmful isn’t it ?
Shia is brave enough to tell the world that he had this while other people might be hiding it, In existentialist philosophy, the term ‘existential crisis’ specifically relates to the crisis of the individual when they realize that they must always define their own lives through the choices they make. The existential crisis occurs when one recognizes that even the decision to either refrain from action or withhold assent to a particular choice is, in itself, a choice. In other words, humankind is “condemned” to freedom.
Why am i writing about this ? well, i just feel i want to type this. i feel it, you know. somehow i don’t even exist in my lovely community, it just feels like i’m there, but for them… i don’t think i’m there. you get me ? yes, and i feel what shia feels, but i don’t know what shia finds after he got arrested, I’m not saying i want to get arrested. but hey, i need someone to tell me what’s going on. why am i feeling like this ? why do the worlds is so mean ? well. if you look up on the internet, there’s a how-to get out from the Existential Crisis. did it solve anything ? who knows.
Life is cruel. and that’s the fun part.