Advice on Life Direction

 viragos (@viragos)7 years, 2 months ago

Hey guys, so I’ve been feeling rather lost lately and was wondering if you wouldn’t mind giving me some advice on what I should do with my life.

Where I’m at right now:
In life: I’m 20 years old from Canada, I’m on an internship for mechanical engineering in Switzerland for a year which is pretty cool but I think my philosophies about life are turning a little sour which is dampening the experience for me.

My Current Philosophy: The TLDR version would be I just don’t know. I stopped believing in God when I was 18 but I’ve been in school for most of the time since then and I haven’t had a lot of time to think about how I’m going to deal with life now. The thought of dying has always terrified me but it’s just starting to cause problems for me. I think I’ve become a little pessimistic. Having thoughts like “what’s the point. ” I still try my best to live life to it’s fullest and keep learning but it feels empty and hollow right now. I’m doing the actions but my fear of death is holding me back from really enjoying life right now.

Any advice on what I can do would be much appreciated

July 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm
Optimystic (26) (@optimystic) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

I’m pretty sure it’s natural to feel astray, so don’t feel like you’re alone in that regard. I’m myself twenty-one, and only recently got myself out of the “I don’t know what I want to do in life” funk that so many people our age seem to be trapped in, so I can relate to your plight.

My advice to you is to give yourself time and space to figure stuff out, literally, figuratively, mentally, and spiritually. How are you ever going to get comfortable with your mind and body and spirit if you do not give yourself time to nurture all three? You need to listen to your intuition and trust that it’s telling you something important. Follow inspiration wherever it takes you, and if it forces you to quit a job or internship or relationship or opportunity, then so be it. I, myself, dropped out of the private liberal arts college I had been at because it didn’t feel right, and, on my time “off,” I discovered what I wanted to do with my life: edit and write and blog about music. I’m at peace now because I know I’m doing what I want to be doing, but I wouldn’t have ever gotten to this point had I not trusted my gut earlier on. That’s really all you’ve got to do, man; trust your gut, and go with what sounds right to you.

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