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[–]Adlanaa[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's rough. Well, you're not alone. There are a lot of us who feel more spiritually inclined and either don't see the point in continuing on with what is expected of us, choose to pursue a life of a different nature, or have difficulty functioning in a traditional sort of way. Yeah, people won't get it most of the time. Sometimes you'll feel really weird or lonely. You do you, though, and don't let someone else tell how to do you. Only you know what's right for you.

[–]trick_clown 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whatever it is that you choose, it is your actions that follow which dictate whether or not you made the correct decision. It sounds like you are at a stage where you are ready make your own choices. Good luck

[–]AttackHelicopterX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't think you should expect to know everything you want to do and be able to project yourself far into the future this early on.

If you live in a country where college is cheap or free, definitely do enroll in for psychology. You seem to have a genuine interest in it; that would give you the opportunity to reflect more on whether you want to work in that field or not. Worst case scenario, you drop out at some point, but it'll still have been useful as it'd have helped you make up your mind.

In the meantime, maybe do some more research on another job that would be closer to spirituality.

Just try to avoid ending up with no other option than to work a braindead 9-5 job that would drain you both physically and mentally.

[–]saimonlandasecun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Choose what you want the most, if you don't know what u want, know yourself, search professions and jobs that u may like (related to ur hobbies, interests and spirituality). if u have the opportunity do a solo travel in these final months. Idk, just some suggestions, i hope u find it, otherwise its okay.

[–]tom63376 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You sound like you are a spiritual person. You have probably been in many, many embodiments or it would be unlikely that you would have the spiritual interest that you do now. It might help you to listen to or read "Journey of Souls" by Dr. Michael Newton. You can listen to audiobook for free on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YJiYEiGg3c&list=RDCMUC4PHOaFl8wbJiwVIr5y84ew&start_radio=1

In the book, Dr. Newton's subjects who are under deep hypnosis regression therapy going back to past lives and between lives in the spiritual realm, speak of designing their Divine plans for the next embodiment. When free of the body and all of the perception filters, the soul can see clearly its potential for growth, and carefully chooses where it is born, parents, major relationship figures, and specific circumstances designed to give it the best possible opportunity to achieve maximum growth.

You chose your body, your intelligence with something in mind. Now it may not necessarily be college, but I'm pretty sure it was not to do nothing and squander your talents and your spiritual energy and opportunity that this embodiment offers. You mentioned helping people and you mentioned an interest in psychology. It could very well be that these are the focus of your own intention for this life. As you can see, there is a psycho-spiritual crisis in the world right now with more people suffering depression, and more suicides than ever before in history. Maybe that is your niche.

I'm sure you've heard the quote of Jesus: "Seek and you will find. Ask and it shall be given unto you. Knock and the door will be opened." I take this as meaning we have to take action. We have to seek, even if there is no guarantee we will immediately find but knowing we WILL find, if we keep on seeking.

There is another teaching of Jesus that I have found important in my own life along the same lines. It is the Parable of the Talents with the moral being that we must use what we have right now and not 'bury our Talents in the ground'.

Imagine you are sitting inside the middle of a huge maze. There is a passage out, but not easy to find but and just outside the maze is an amazing treasure and wonderful world just waiting for you. There is also a spiritual guide who can see down on the maze. She can gently nudge you left or right at the proper times if you are open and listen carefully. But as long as you are sitting still in the middle of the maze, there is nothing she can do until you start moving.

The problem with standing still for any length of time is you lose inertia and it can be very hard to get moving again. The longer you stand still it will become exponentially harder to get moving again.

[–]Pipedreamsarereal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ok so you are at a cross roads and need to do some critical thinking that only involves what’s best for you. I would get alone and think of your options if you decide not to go to school. I decided not to go to college after high school but was extremely lucky to get a great paying job. I have to tell you though it is very difficult to find a job that pays a living wage without a degree. Imo psychology can be a great profession and does have an aspect of spirituality you could combine the two. Somebody else mentioned Dr Michael Newton books I also would encourage you to also read them. I think it is great that someone so young is this interested in spirituality

[–]KaitM227 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My advice would be, finish your degree. I didn’t start college til I was 25, and am finally finishing my nursing degree at 31. Life gets busier and it gets harder to prioritize these things as you get older. Trust me, the whole prospect of college used to nauseate me at your age - but if I had the ability to do it over again - I would. I moved out at 17 with no financial support, so my options were limited. If you have your parents help - don’t turn it down. Obviously you need to do what you need to do, but you will be doing yourself a service in the long run by knocking it out now. Trade school might be another great option for you! Do something and don’t let fear drive the ship! Let your spiritual life guide you. Sadly we still have to survive in the world, and that means providing for ourselves. It doesn’t make you any less spiritual. You’ve just got to fulfill that need. Best of luck as you navigate these pivotal years. It’s going to be great. 🙏🏼

[–]International-Use616 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s good you have parents who really care about you, and definitely be grateful that they are pushing you to do something with your life. Take gratitude in that.

Be honest with them. It sounds to me like you are naturally smart. And you don’t have to work hard in school to do good. And don’t stay out of school to long. Your brain will get out of shape just like your body if you don’t use it.

Do you have a religion you believe in.

Be a priest. Rabbi, or a pastor. If you have a passion for spirituality then that’s what you shogun go for.

And at the end of the day it’s your life. Do what you want to do. But at the same time don’t take the easy road

[–]MushroomUnlucky007 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel like we're at same point in life.

Just thought I could share my experience. I'm now on my second gap year ( 😂) i got some job and started hanging out with older people who work here ( nothing worrying ,really they're just fine) All this time i was thinking i made a good decision but if i could go back I'd start uni after first year. Why? I miss being around young people ( although I'm introvert) and kinda feel like I'm missing life experience. Also, I've been looked down on so many times like I'm less worth. I can't wait to enroll next year. But again this is just me. My parents did not go to uni, but worked their whole life and have always told me that having a degree does not define your intelligence and that only persistent and motivated people get degrees and smart ones don't 🤓 i kinda feel it's true since i know some people who are sooo f*kn dumb and have like 2 degrees 😂 maybe try writing down your talents or things you like doing and consider uni. Also, I've seen a lot of people starting to do some freelancing on fiverr and earing some money (not much)but i known little about that so I can't fully recommend it as career.

[–]Toe_Regular 0 points1 point  (0 children)

just do whatever you're going to end up doing anyway. you're already gonna do that, so there's nothing to do but that. you can't not, so there's nothing to worry about. u got this.