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Video Title: What’s a Quarter-Life Crisis?

Date: 7 December 2021

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    This video discusses the experience of Dana Perino when she experienced the Quarter-life Crisis at the age of 25, she also has some great advice for how to get through it. In this video, a quarter-life crisis usually occurs at the age of 25 and can happen to someone who already has a clear career, a good friend, and even someone who already owns a house. Perino gave three suggestions for going through that phase based on his experience, which are, trying to get out of the city when we feel trapped, where we can try to get out of our comfort zone by traveling to a place such as wandering so that we can have quality time and have new experiences. The second is to understand ourselves more deeply by making a list of our weaknesses and strengths. and the last one is to meet the universe halfway, “No one is going to hand you the life you want. You’re going to have to go out and get it.” which means we have to be willing to go through the process to achieve what we want instead of just standing still because when we set a goal and work towards it, positive things happen that give us skills and opportunities.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    In my opinion, Diana Perino’s main purpose is to share her experiences during the quarter-life crisis in her life by giving three very useful suggestions. In this video, Perino also aims to socialize about what the Quarter’life crisis is.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    In my opinion, this video is trustworthy and credible. Because in this video, the speaker is Diana Perino, a former White House Press Secretary, and Fox News host who has experience with the Quarter’life crisis because she has experienced it. And the source of this video is the PragerU (Prager University) youtube channel, a media from the United States that produces videos that discuss various topics.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    The speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject is that the speaker (Diana Perino) seems to agree that the Quarter-life crisis can happen to anyone aged 25 years. Perino also believes that many people do not know what a quarter-life crisis is. Perino’s tone of voice also believes that the three tips she provides can help audiences get through their quarter-life crisis.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    I think Perino put forward a pretty strong and valid argument. Perino supports her argument that she knows exactly what it feels like when facing a quarter-life crisis by saying that she’s been through it before, so she’s experienced it. In providing advice, Perino also provided a quote from one of his mentors before her first White House press conference, which was “Put on your big women’s panties, and get on with it.” which means that like it or not, we have to face a period of Quarter-life crisis.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    Title: Everything You Need To Know About Quarter-life Crisis
    Everything You Need To Know About Quarter-life Crisis
    This article provides a lot of explanation about the Quarter-Life Crisis so that it provides a lot of knowledge and understanding about the topic.

Video Title: The quarter life crisis | Leah Langston | TEDxTroyUniversity

Date: 7 November 2021

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    In this video, the speaker (Leah Longston) talks about her experience during the quarter-life crisis when she was a college. This video discusses when we experience a quarter-life crisis in college where we are experiencing an identity crisis and feel trapped, anxious, and worried about what will happen in the future. The key to getting through it is that we need to understand four important points, which are first, be authentic, live in authentic life by being an authentic us to know our worth. Second, self-worth, knowing that our value is worth is believing that we are valuable. Third, embrace the unknown, we don’t have to have the answer first to take the next step we just need to take the opportunity. And the fourth is the live present because we have a purpose in the present. In this video, Leah illustrates how important it is to live life the way we want to, not the way we think. We are taught not to force ourselves to obey other people’s words because success is living out our dreams, pursuing lofty goals, and conquering life’s challenges all while being ourselves by time.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    In my opinion, the main objective of the speaker is to convince college students about the importance of being authentic, self-worth, embracing the unknown, and living present to face the identity crisis that occurs when facing the quarter-life crisis.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    I think this video can be trusted because of the speaker and the video is really trustworthy and credible. The speaker was Leah Longston as founded TIARAS in Troy, which took place in the Troy community and on campus. Her active platform throughout her college career was motivating and influencing young women to discover their worth. And from the source of the video, is the TEDxTalks youtube channel which is a very famous platform. So in my opinion, this video is trustworthy.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    The speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject is Leah agrees that several important points that need to be considered in dealing with the Quarter-life crisis are to be authentic, self-worth, embrace the unknown, and live present. Leah’s tone is relaxed but full of meaning.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    Yes, the speaker put forward a valid argument because the source of Leah’s speech was from her own experience during college and as long as she lived with her partner.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    Title: Emerging Adulthood, Early Adulthood, and Quarter-Life Crisis Robinson, O. (2015). Emerging Adulthood, Early Adulthood, and Quarter-Life Crisis. Emerging adulthood in a European context. This book is suitable as reading material because it provides many references about the Quarter-Life Crisis during emerging and early adulthood.

Video Title: Refusing to Settle: The Quarter-Life Crisis | Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky | TEDxYouth@MileHigh

Date: 13 November 2021

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    This video is about Adam Smiley that taught us some of the lessons he learned on his journey through the Quarter-life crisis. Adam focused on three important points, which are, first, find believers, in this case, look for or surround ourselves with people who believe in our beautiful dreams, people who will always support our ideas. Second, stop comparing yourself to others and start pursuing what is meaningful to you, in this case, instead of comparing ourselves with others, it is better to start finding out what we want. The third is to start rushing, we must start rushing with intention, we must start rushing with purpose.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The main objective of the speaker (Adam Smiley) is to help the audience to get through or avoid the Quarter-life crisis by giving three lessons that he learned during the quarter-life crisis.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    In my opinion, this video is trustworthy. The speaker is Adam Smiley Poswolsky is the author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, an Amazon bestseller. He has inspired professionals and entrepreneurs to find fulfilling work. And the source of this video is TEDxTalks which is a youtube channel containing speeches from various competent people who discuss various topics. So I think this video is trustworthy.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    The speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject agrees if the quarter-life crisis can be faced. The presentation is also interesting and funny. Adam absolutely agrees that if we find believers now if we stop comparing ourselves to others now, and if we hustle to pursue what is meaningful to us now, we will change our lives, we will change the lives of others, and we will change the world.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    Yes, the speaker put forward a valid argument because the source of Adam’s speech was from his own experience during the Quarter-life crisis. Adam also recounted his experiences with several well-known names who became his friends, such as Debbie, founder of GoldieBlox, Ted, founder of Moneythink, and Tom, founder of Rising Tide Car Wash, thus making his argument stronger and more valid.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    Title: Quarter Life Crisis: How To Deal With It -by Humaira Zakiyyah https://aiesec.or.id/quarter-life-crisis-how-to-deal-with-it/ This article provides a pretty good explanation of what the Quarter-Life Crisis is and how to deal with it.

Video Title: Quarter-Life Crisis on the Rise? | The View

Date: 13 November 2021

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    This video discusses the host of The View and four women who have gone through the Quarter-life crisis (Sara Haines, Ana Navaro, Sunny Hostin, and Lisa Ling) they respond to the topic where according to the website Bloomberg, workers are quitting their jobs at the highest rate in decades especially people in their 20s and 30s who say they’re disillusioned or burnt out. According to Sunny’s perspective, many workers who resigned during that time period simply because they felt too burdened with working 12 hours a week seemed lazy and shouldn’t happen even though they are experiencing a Quarter-life crisis, because this is still considered normal and we should face it. and must always remain totality with our work. Meanwhile, according to Ana, being overworked by normalizing working too hard in a week during the quarter-life crisis is not good because it will shut us down from enjoying other more important things in life. As Ana says “Don’t kill yourself for a job that would replace you in a heartbeat if you dropped dead.”.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The main objective of the speakers is to share their perspective in responding to the large number of workers who choose to leave because they feel tired and frustrated while working at an age that is prone to experiencing a Quarter-life crisis.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    In my opinion, this video is quite trustworthy because the speakers are people who have experienced a Quarter-life crisis, and the source of this video is The View youtube channel which is a medium that discusses a topic from various perspectives of guest stars or people who are competent on the topic.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    The attitude or tone of the speakers towards the subject is that they have their own opinion and agree with their respective perspectives. And even though they have different perspectives in responding to the topic, they try to understand each other. And I think in this video each speaker has their own bias.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    Yes, because all the arguments put forward by each speaker are based on their own experiences.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    Title: A Longitudinal Mixed-Methods Case Study of Quarter-Life Crisis During the Post-university Transition: Locked-Out and Locked-In Forms in Combination Robinson, O. C. (2019). A longitudinal mixed-methods case study of quarter-life crisis during the post-university transition: Locked-out and locked-in forms in combination. Emerging adulthood, 7(3), 167-179. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167696818764144 This journal will help contribute to my project because the findings in this journal can explain why many workers resign when they are under pressure at an age that is vulnerable to a quarter-life crisis.

Video Title: Millennials: In search of the quarter life crisis – BBC World Service

Date: 26 November 2021

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    This video is part of the BBC World Service’s Life Changes series project. This video is brought to you by Katerina Venediktova who talks to 20 young people in their mid-twenties from Cairo, New York, London, and Moscow about the lives, worries, anxieties and uncertainties they face in terms of self-fulfillment, careers, relationships, finances, and life. especially their hopes in the face of the Quarter-Life Crisis. What needs to be underlined from this video is that when we experience all the doubts in finding ourselves, we are not alone. Many people out there are also struggling to get through this Quarter-life Crisis and one of the things we can do to at least reduce our anxiety is to share our stories with friends we trust or see a psychiatrist.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The main objective of the speaker is to find out what the Quarter-life crisis is, what young people face when facing QLC and to try to provide a place for young people to share their worries and to convince audiences that we are not alone in facing this QLC.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    I think that this video is trustworthy and credible, the speakers of this video are 20 young people in their mid-twenties which are suitable for this quarter-life crisis topic dan hosted by Katerina Venediktova as BBC Russian Moscow producer. The source of the video is from the BBC World Service youtube channel. So, I think that the source of this video and the speaker is trustworthy and credible to deliver this topic.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    The speakers seem to agree that a quarter-life crisis will be faced-up around the 20s until 30s years old, especially on 25 years old and it makes someone feel anxious, worried about their lives, about their career and finances and others. Speakers also agree that sharing our concerns or concerns and visiting a psychiatrist can help us deal with QLC.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    Yes, because all the arguments put forward by each speaker are based on their own experiences. Several speakers in presenting their arguments were also supported by providing data from a study such as “In 2017 LinkedIn published research showing that nearly 75% of people in their 20s have experienced a quarter-life crisis and as a result, a third of them have changed their careers.”
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    Title: Me and my quarter-life crisis: a millennial asks what went wrong -Juliana Piskorz https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/dec/30/me-and-my-quarter-life-crisis-a-millennial-asks-what-went-wrong This article is suitable because it discusses the Quarter-Life Crisis faced by Millennials

Video Title: The Cheat Code to Embracing Your Quarter Life Crisis | Charmaine Chew | TEDxYouth@SKIS

Date: 26 November 2021

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    Through this video, the speaker (Charmaine Chew) tells about his experience when facing the Quarter-Life Crisis and provides several cheat codes for embracing the quarter-life crisis rather than avoiding it, namely “be in charge of your own happiness”, we can’t make the people we love happy if we can’t make ourselves happy. this is the moment for you to start asking yourself what truly makes you happy, what impact you want to create in your own life and the life of others. Second, “focus on your own lane”, don’t be influenced by other people’s achievements, focus on the process of developing yourself. Third, “knowing that social media is an illusion”, don’t always rely on social media because what is shown is only happiness alone does not include the long process. And the last is “Go hard or go home” where if we want something we have to be determined to get it, and can persevere when our enthusiasm wanes.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The main objective of the speaker is to encourage and motivate her audience to embrace our quarter-life crisis rather than to avoid it by sharing the cheat code to embrace a quarter-life crisis.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    This video is trustworthy and credible because the speaker of this video is Charmaine who is committed to raising awareness for mental health and empowering young people and her advice is also based on her experience. The source of the video is also from TEDx Talks channel which is a well-known youtube channel. So both, the video and speakers are trustworthy.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    The speaker seems to agree if we need to embrace our quarter-life crisis rather than avoid it because when we going through a crisis we will get more value, we will grow, and we will also get the beauty of going through a crisis is when we finally have the courage to break through our unclear vision of what we really want, who we’re going to be, and how we’re going to achieve it. And embracing the quarter-life crisis can make us know more about ourselves.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    Yes, the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments because everything he talks about comes from his personal experience, to support his argument the speaker also quotes the words of Winston Churchill that defines “success as the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm” this means that success was never about finding your one calling in life, it was never about pursuing perfection because success is about having the courage and the perseverance to accomplish one goal after another constantly pushing yourself forward despite hitting rock bottom.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    Title: 3 Reasons You Should Embrace Your Quarter-Life Crisis -by Natasha Pischak https://www.themuse.com/advice/3-reasons-you-should-embrace-your-quarterlife-crisis I think this article is very suitable because it provides 3 supporting reasons why we should embrace the quarter-life crisis instead of avoiding it.

Video Title: 10 Signs That You Are On A Quarter-Life Crisis | Quarter-Life Signs Of Crisis!

Date: 1 December 2021

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    This video discusse 10 signs we are experiencing a Quarter Life Crisis, which include: 1. You feel unmotivated everyday 2. You feel trapped with no good options around you 3. You become resentful of those around you 4. You find ways to escape 5. You are bored all the time 6. You indulge in unhealthy habits 7. You watch lots of self-help videos in hopes that it’ll help you find more clarity 8. You feel disconnected from your job and your work environment 9. You feel overworked at your job, on the edge of burnout 10. You compare yourself to other people constantly
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The main goal of the speaker is to tell the audience about 10 signs that indicate that we are experiencing a quarter-life crisis.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    In my opinion, this video is not too trustworthy, because first the speaker of this video is not clearly identified, this video also comes from an individual youtube channel but this youtube channel often raises content about self-development.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    The attitude or tone of the speaker towards the subject, namely the speaker agrees if the quarter-life crisis does not occur suddenly but there are signs. The speaker believes that many people have experienced a quarter-life crisis but do not know the signs, so in this video the speaker shares a few signs when we are experiencing a Quarter-Life Crisis.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    The speaker gave a fairly strong argument for each key point he put forward by providing easy-to-understand and clear explanations.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    Title: What Is a Quarter-Life Crisis? | 7 Summit Pathways
    What Is a Quarter-Life Crisis?
    This article can contribute to my project because in this article it discusses things that are still in line with the topics discussed above, and in this article provides many other explanations about the Quarter-Life Crisis.

Video Title: Quarter Life Crisis: Defining Millennial Success | Sally White | TEDxRoyalCentralSchool

Date: 1 December 2021

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    This video contains Sally White who discusses the meaning of Millennial success during the quarter-life crisis. A key factor in overcoming a quarter-life crisis is starting to redefine success according to each of us. This new model of success begins with us letting go of preconceived norms in the shift towards individuality. Millennials need to move away from the traditional linear success model, we need to start championing a culture towards trial and error. Millennials have the potential to change traditional ideas about success, if we change the way we view success then society will change with us. In redefining the success of the millennial generation, it is also necessary to develop self-awareness and acceptance.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The main objective of the speaker is to invite Millennials audiences to overcome the quarter-life crisis by redefining what success means according to ourselves so that we can allow ourselves to grow without relying on society’s standards of success because millennial success is about shaping individual identity.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    I think this video can be trusted because the speakers of this video are Sally White, she is an Actress, Singer, Dancer, Teacher, and Entrepreneur. She is the founder and creative director of Sally White Creative, a London-based Communications Agency specializing in storytelling through Digital Marketing, Public Relations, and Creative Videography. The source of this video is TEDx Talks which is very well known for providing video speeches that discuss various topics with resource persons who are competent in their fields. So that both the video and the speaker are trustworthy and credible.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    The attitude or tone of the speaker (Sally White) towards the subject, the speaker seems to agree that the quarter-life crisis can be overcome by redefining what success means. Sally’s tone shows that she truly believes that changing the meaning of success according to our opinion will help us through the Quarter-life crisis.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    The speaker provides a strong and valid argument for his argument by providing clear and easy-to-understand explanations, the speaker also convinces the listener of his argument by providing data from research or quoting the words of a competent person as in the sentence “An American psychologist Carl Rogers theorized that our personalities mean that every human instinctually wants to realize their full potential and this process is called self-actualization and what that means is that we have an idea of what our real self is and what our ideal self is”.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    Title: Building Self-Concept in Millennials Generation by Reducing Quarter-Life Crisis. Available online at http:// www.ijbms.org | https://www.researchgate.net/publication/347056280_BUILDING_SELF-CONCEPT_IN_MILLENNIALS_GENERATION_BY_REDUCING_QUARTER-LIFE_CRISIS I think this article is suitable for this video because this article also discusses a related topic.