>>36216>Does anyone get depressed watching anime bc all the characters are so young and their lives are so interesting and have so many possibilities? And thinking wow I used to be at that age but when I was that age I was a depressed hermit who had no friends and I still am now.
Not really, anime isn't real life, yk? A lot of stuff that's cool in anime is cringy or improbable irl.
I agree too that you shouldn't watch high school stuff so much, personally I like reading seinen because it's more relatable when it comes to the struggles of being an adult. Either that or read/watch stuff with protags you can relate to more, like the protag in Watamote or in Neeko wa Tsurai Yo!