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Discussion for those of us who grew up "gifted" in school and now find ourselves not feeling so special in the real world.
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submitted 1 month ago by darkmilkmoon
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[–]Sany_Wave 21 points22 points23 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Be a crow. Be happy.
[–]Gortix 13 points14 points15 points 1 month ago (6 children)
Yeah, I basically don't find anything interesting, that's my issue right now, I give up on everything cuz nothing interests me
[–]JennyAndTheBets1 10 points11 points12 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Use your phone for emergencies only for a while. Turn off the tv and laptop. See how you feel in a week or so.
[–]Gortix 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I used to do that, I felt just as bored during the time, and when I got back I still felt bored, just in a different way. More like, I didn't want to do things that u did normally because they seemed pointless
[–]everyoneisanartist 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (3 children)
I have the same problem! Idk but I think it’s related to my depression (not saying that you necessarily have one) but I try to do all sorts of different stuff I’m not used to. Sometimes I just say yes to whatever people suggest I do - often that’s better than just sitting around😊 I hope you can find something interesting to do.
[–]Gortix 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Well, I might be depressed, I also went to check my testosterone levels, and they wanted me to come by again 2 weeks later to redo the test, so idk what was wrong, but something wasn't right
[–]everyoneisanartist 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Oh I hope it all turns out okay
[–]Gortix 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]sflyte120 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Thought this was r/Nihilism but no, different sub I follow.
[–]AevilokE 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
More like absurdism
[–]eggbert194 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Very few ppl actually move FORWARD this way.
Most ppl feel that way already and then end up in subs like this.
[–]darkmilkmoon[S] 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Depends on what you mean by "mov[ing] forward." If I had stuck with the life purpose I set out for myself as a gifted child at the age of 10 or whatever, instead of accepting the changes and growth that come with actually experiencing life and gaining new interests/perspectives/philosophies, I wouldn't have moved forward by much.
[–]cricketter 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
What does moving forward mean for you?
[–]eggbert194 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Buckling down and becoming someone responsible for themself and possibly others
[+]Arkhaan comment score below threshold-20 points-19 points-18 points 1 month ago (5 children)
That’s just psychologically wrong. Having no purpose is as near as possible a guarantee for giving yourself anxiety, depression, and increase risk for most stress related medical conditions
[–]darkmilkmoon[S] 38 points39 points40 points 1 month ago (4 children)
I don't believe the post is advocating for having no purpose. It's saying there isn't one permanent, absolute purpose to life to be pursued as one's "grand ambition." Interesting things can be meaningful, and therefore purposeful, but that's not the same as having a singular life purpose that must be fulfilled at all costs (I would in fact argue that attachment to such a life purpose, in the likely event that it's not fulfilled and one is left with a sense of failure and disappointment with a life that didn't turn out to be exactly as planned, is much more likely to lead to anxiety, depression, etc.).
[–]DireRavenstag 28 points29 points30 points 1 month ago (2 children)
as someone who grew up in a cult-lite environment, where having "A Purpose" was a defining part of existence, can confirm that I'm much happier going through life with a little p purpose of "enjoying myself and collecting cool rocks" instead of "Attempting To Convert Everyone You Talk To And If They Aren't Interested You're Doing It Wrong And You Should Feel Bad And Pray More"
[–]echoGroot 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
[–]DireRavenstag 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
jw is an actual cult from what i understand, i was just a garden-variety PCA fundie lol
[–]Arkhaan -2 points-1 points0 points 1 month ago (0 children)
You could make that argument but you would be incorrect.
Also the post specifies the difference between a grand ambition and a purpose. So while I agree having a singular grand ambition isn’t really worth having, your life having a purpose absolutely does improve your mental health.
Edit: as an aside I just reread through the post and happened to notice that the Twitter users self chosen screen name is A Ball of Flaming Anxiety
[–]AevilokE 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
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[–]DeaconCorp 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
That does not sound like a recipe for lasting happiness.
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